Treatments

Toenail cutting
Difficulty with nail cutting may occur after an operation or due to reduced mobility in later life or an injury. Alternatively some patients simply feel we can cut nails more neatly than they would themselves. Also we are happy to help patients’ remove/put on their shoes and socks when needed.

Ingrown toenails
These may, for instance, be inherited or may occur due to the shape of the nail which has developed over time. Sometimes they can become infected. They are treated by gently removing the offending piece of nail. We are highly experienced in this technique which enables us to minimize any discomfort.

Thickened / fungal toenails
Nails can thicken, for example, due to trauma, fungal infection or ageing. They can be uncomfortable in shoes. We are able to gently reduce the thickness using a machine with a small rotating burr. We advise on treatments for fungal infection.

Corns
Corns, which are most common on the toes or the underside of the foot, may be due to friction against the shoe or unequal pressure distribution on the sole of the foot. We offer corn removal with minimum discomfort, which usually results in the patient feeling much more comfortable immediately after treatment.

Verrucas (verrucae)
These are the result of a viral infection of the foot which may be contracted from changing rooms or the sides of swimming pools. There are several different treatment approaches and the most appropriate of these may be determined, for instance, by the type of verruca or the age of the patient.

Verrucae usually require a course of treatment over several weeks.  We offer chemical treatment.

Hard skin (or callus)
This can be a problem either because it is painful or simply unsightly. We are able to remove it painlessly and to produce a smooth finish using a machine with a small rotating disc.

Cracked heels
These occur when a build-up of hard skin splits to form a fissure, leading to a risk of infection. Treatment involves “flattening” the fissure which reduces the mechanical stresses and enables it to heal from the base upwards. We also advise on the most appropriate creams.

Diabetic patients
The foot care of diabetic patients, who may have an increased risk of infection, compromised circulation or reduced sensation in their feet, is often best entrusted to a podiatrist. Many of our patients have diabetes enabling us to have considerable experience in the careful treatment required.

Orthotics / insoles
We are able to conduct a biomechanical assessment and to supply the most appropriate type of orthotics / insoles for the patient’s individual needs.

OPENING HOURS
Monday: 9.00am - 7.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am - 12.30pm*
Thursday: 9.00am - 7.00pm
Friday: 9.00am - 5.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am - 1.00pm

*Sometimes receptionist only
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PLEASE CALL 01908 372265

WHY CHOOSE US
  • 20 years experience
  • BSc (Hons) Podiatry qualified
  • Treatment only by two experienced practitioners - we do not employ associates
  • Weekday, Saturday & Evening Appointments
  • Ground floor clinic
  • Free parking