Podiatry / Chiropody

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Podiatrists and Chiropodists specialise in assessing, diagnosing and treating abnormalities and diseases of the feet and lower limbs.

 

They are trained to alleviate, prevent and correct these disorders and provide professional advice on proper foot care to patients of all ages and walks of life.



Podiatry is a regulated profession and all podiatrists must be registered with the Health Professions Council (HCPC).


We provide the following treatments:
 

General Chiropody for treatment of dermatological and nail conditions such as corns, callouses, cracked heels,  in-growing toenails, and fungal infections, verrucaes & warts.                                                                                                                        

Biomechanical Assessment for foot, ankle, knee and even lower back pain which can be traced to problems from the instability of the foot as well as improving balance and ultimately enhance sports performance we recommend a full Biomechanical assessment which includes gait analysis and if appropriate an inprint of the foot.

Treatment  methods may include insoles, footwear, exercises and manipulation of the foot & ankle.

For patients with known diabetes we offer a comprehensive annual check up to help prevent foot ​ulceration and other risk factors.

Coming soon: Verruca Needling, Nail Surgery and Wilde Pedique.

Verruca needling
Verruca needling is a minor surgical procedure to treat stubburn verrucae. It is performed under a local anaesthetic and helps to break down the verruca and create a controlled inflammatory response which stimulates the body’s immune system to recognise the virus and destroy it.

Faqs

Will it hurt?
The anaesthetic is quick with some mild discomfort. After the procedure you may feel some aching in the area treated

Can everyone  have it done?
Verruca needling is suitable for over 16s with stubborn verrucae which have not responded with over the counter treatments.

Do i need a consultation 1st?

Yes. As this is a surgical procedure we will need to confirm that the lesion is a verruca and complete the pre op assessment.

Is there any down time?
On the day of the procedure you will not be able to drive or get public transport so a taxi or lift from a friend or family memeber is advised. You will need to keep your leg elevated for 24hours so may need to arrange time off work depending on your profession.

Healing times

Initial healing of the needling site takes roughly 2 weeks. Results will be seen in 3 -4months.

Nail surgery

Partial or total nail avulsions are perfomed to treat ingrown or thickened toenails. A chemical called phenol can be applied to the nail bed to prevent this from recurring.
 

Faqs
How long does it take?
We allow an hour for this procedure.

Will it hurt?
The anaesthetic can be uncomfortable and is injected into the base of the toe to numb the toe. While healing there may be some discomfort in the first few days.

Can everyone have it done?
Ingrown toenail surgery is a great option for infected ingrown toenails that cannot be treated conservatively or thickened nails that are difficult to cut and have become painful.

Do I need a consultation first?
Yes as this is a surgical procedure a pre op assesment and full medical history will need to be taken first.

Any reactions side or adverse effects of treatments?
There is a 10% chance of nail regrowth

Do I need to prepare for it?
Complete healing of the surgical site takes 4-6 weeks so best to schedule around any major events or holidays.

What training have you had?
Michaela is a fully qualified podiatrist with over 10 years experience with POM-A and S annotations. She has completed CPD annual updates on local anaesthetic administration,basic life support and theory for Faulkners needling in 2021

Wilde Pedique

Is an elastic UV gel which is set using a UV lamp. LCN Wilde-Pedique Plus was developed as a corrective and restorative toenail treatment. The gel resin has the ability to bond to a surface, add strength and harden.

Faqs

Who is it suitable for?
This is an ideal solution for those clients who are looking for a cosmetically aesthetic look, encouraging nail growth and to strengthen nails.

How long does it last?
This typically requires refilling every 4-6 weeks until the toenail is fully grown or we may recommend removal and replacement of the gel.



Available on Fridays and alternate Saturdays with Michaela.

Chiropody New Patient - 40mins - £50

Chiropody - 30mins  -  £40

Verruca and Wart (follow up treatments) - 15-30 mins - £30

Verruca Needling - 90 mins -  £TBA

Partial Nail Avulsions (Nail Surgery) - 60mins - £TBA

plus (with local anaesthetic) - 20mins - £TBA

Wilde Pedique prosthetic nails - 45 mins - £TBA

or as an add on to general chiropody - (15 mins) - £TBA


Biomechanical Assessment (Initial visit) - 60mins  -  £60

Biomechanical Assessment (follow up) - 30 mins - £30

 

Annual Diabetic Check up - 60mins  -  £50