...answered by Jo Bennett

Corns and Callouses

Corns and callouses are accumulations of hard skin which are usually removed quickly with very little discomfort to the patient and normally with instant pain relief. Advice on prevention of the condition returning is given during the appointment.

Verruca

Verrucas are the same as warts and are found on the bottom surface of the foot. The treatments for this condition are widespread and varied and depend on the individual patient. Every case is different and consequently treatment times vary and may require several visits before the virus is eliminated.

Ingrowing Toenails

An ingrown toenail is a painful condition, which generally affects the big toenail, but can also affect the lesser toes. Treatments are varied for the condition and may sometimes be a little uncomfortable. Every care is taken to alleviate the condition as quickly as possible, whilst minimising the patient's discomfort. Septic conditions may require a course of antibiotics

Foot and Ankle pain

The treatments for foot and ankle pain can be very diverse. It is necessary to fully assess the individual patient's history and investigate the pain. In many cases the symptoms can be traced to joints or muscles not functioning correctly.

Fungal Infections

Fungal infections affect the skin and may invade into the nails. Diagnosis is not always easy, however with a trained eye and different diagnostic tests available the patient’s condition is normally cured quickly. If fungal infections are left untreated for a long time, they may require harsher treatments or may even become untreatable particularly in the nails.

Cracked Heels

Cracked heels can be very sore and uncomfortable and may even spilt and bleed. Treatment is very straight forward with the patient receiving quick relief from the condition. Advice on prevention is given during the appointment.

An orthotic prescription may be appropriate for:

  • Shin splints
  • Runners knee
  • Pronation
  • Heel pain
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Limb length discrepancies
  • Low back, knee, forefoot or toe pain
  • Bunions or hammer toes
  • Flat feet
  • Hallux rigidus/limitus
  • Morton's neuroma
  • Metatarsalgia