Footcare treatment includes:
Athletes Foot - Athletes foot is caused by a fungal infection, usually between the toes but can also be found in other areas of the foot. It appears white in colour between the toes and of a peeling appearance elsewhere. Creams can be purchased to combat this problem.
Corns and Calluses - Corn and calluses appear due to pressure on the skin. This can be caused by shoes or by toes rubbing against each other. They can be found in any area of the foot.
Diabetic Patients - Diabetic Patients are welcome. I can give advice on preventative footcare and carry out diabetic assessments.
Flat Feet - Flat feet is caused by dropped arches. These can sometimes be rectified by various paddings or insoles inserted in shoes.
Footwear - I am available for advice on footwear.
In-growing Toe Nails - In-growing toe nails can be caused by ill-fitting shoes or badly cut toe nails. It involves cutting away a sliver of nail and dressing accordingly. In severe cases an operation is necessary.
Nail Cutting - Nails should be kept to the shape of the toe to avoid ingrowing nails. Thickened nails can be greatly reduced by drill filing. Fungal infected nails can be treated by solutions or tablets prescribed by you GP.
Verrucae - Verrucae are common warts which are caused by the verrucae virus entering the skin. They have a cauliflower look appearance. They can appear anywhere on the foot including under a nail. They are usually raised but on the sole they are flat due to weightbearing.
If you need podiatry treatment, please call to make an appointment.