SymptomsLocalised pain in or around the centre of the sole of the heel,; deep pain inside the heel when it makes contact with the ground; bumps at the back of the heel
What can a Podiatrist do?
A number of treatments can be recommended from suggesting alternative footwear, padding and strapping to casting of orthotics tailored to your needs to help correct abnormalities in your feet.
SymptomsA small dark puncture mark, may become rough with a bumpy appearance. A verucca can grow and may spread into a number of unsightly warts.
What can a Podiatrist do?If a verucca has grown, become infected or causing you pain there are a number of treatments available from cryotherapy to dry needling. Left untreated verucca in adults can persist for years.
SymptomsCan feel like a splinter, sharp pain commonly in the big toe where the toe nail pierces the flesh of the toe and can cause bleeding.
Left untreated it can lead to infection and the more severe it becomes increases the possibility that surgery may be required.
What can a Podiatrist do?Depending on the severity treatments range from simple removal of the nail spike causing the pain to performing full nail removal during surgery.
SymptomsBoney prominence on the side of the big toe possibly developed into a large sac of fluid which may become inflamed and sore.
What can a Podiatrist do?Recommend exercises to help ease pain, provide splints to keep toes straight overnight. Although the condition cannot be cured the use of prescribed orthotics can help prevent it from worsening.
SymptomsThickening of the skin appearing on pressure points of the soles of the feet. Can feel like you are walking on stones.
What can a Podiatrist do?Remove hard skin, relieve the pain by redistributing pressure with padding/strapping or prescribe tailor made insoles.
Advise on prevention and recommend preparations to improve the elasticity of the skin.
We treat all foot and nail conditions, any problems that you have that you can't see listed please call us for advice
Loss of sensation starting at the toes and numbness in your feet. Gradually increases in frequency and the chances of losing feeling increase over a number of years if you have Diabetes.
Occasionally may feel a burning pain in your feet which is worse at night. If left untreated complications in your feet that develop because of Diabetes puts you at serious risk of having a limb amputated.
DO NOT IGNORE THE SYMPTOMS!
What can a Podiatrist do?
Help maintain foot health with regular appointments to check blood supply, pulses and sensation. Provide insoles if the assessment is that they woulsd be of a benefit. Identifying possible ulcerations which can lead to severe infection, and possible amputation of the limb.
Involves a complex evaluation of the feet, lower limbs and body position, through a series of exercises and tests. The assessment will concentrate on the hip, knee and ankle joints and is critical in the provision of orthotics We evaluate muscle strength, range of motion and the angular relationships of the segments of the foot and leg.
If your condition is caused by a mechanical imbalance of a joint, than a Podiatrist may recommend casting of insoles tailored to your feet to help improve the way your joints are aligned.ling. Left untreated verucca in adults can persist for years.
The provision of orthotics can help relieve back pain, reduce lower limb discomfort, correct imbalances in the foot and help towards improved performance in sports.
In extreme cases if the condition is severe enough our Podiatrists are qualified to perform basic nail surgery at our clinic.
We accept patients that have been referred to our Podiatrists by their GP who are not entitled to this level of care under the NHS.
You do not need a referral from your GP to seek a private consultation.