Routine Foot Care
BSc (Hons) FSSCh DipPodMed MBChA
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Verrucae are warts of the foot. Often they occur underneath the foot, but can grow
anywhere on the foot.
If they are underneath the foot they usually grow in because there is nowhere else for them to grow because you are standing on them. Verrucae are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus.
I successfully treat hundreds of verrucae every year using a variety of treatments
including Cryotherapy (freezing using Nitrous Oxide), Acid or Soft Laser treatment.
All suitable options are discussed with you prior to treatment.
Ingrowing toenails are treated either conservatively using minute section (I cut a small piece of nail out to alleviate the pain), or I remove them permanently under local anaesthesia. The nail bed is then treated with Phenol to prevent nail re-growth.
Fungal toenails are treated using a variety of methods. Thick nails are reduced to a manageable size. Athlete’s foot is a fungal condition which can be treated.
Calluses are reduced and filed down so that they are nice and smooth. Corns (which are plugs of dead skin which go beneath the healthy skin) can be removed. Calluses and Corns can often return is the cause is not eliminated, i.e. inappropriate footwear or poor Biomechanics.
Foot Pains and Heel Pains are often treated by using Orthotics, Foot Manipulation and Mobilisation, Ultrasound and exercises.
Diabetic feet should be checked regularly for problems which can lead to infections and tissue breakdown. I treat many patients who have Diabetes.
I also treat many people who just want some of pampering!
I treat most common foot problems.
For example verruca, ingrowing toenails, fungal toe nails, callus (hard skin), corns, athlete’s foot, foot pain, heel pain and diabetic feet.