Routine Foot Problems

Routine Podiatry/Chiropody treatment is generally carried out to reduce ongoing foot pathologies, including those of the nails and skin as well as other internal foot structures that may cause pain or discomfort.

A typical routine appointment involves nail care (cutting, filing and thinning as appropriate) and callus and corn removal from the feet and heels. If there is other pain or discomfort an assessment may be carried out to determine cause, and to find a solution.

Footcare, footwear and general health advice may be given to improve foot health and reduce recurrence of pathologies.

Ingrowing Toenails

An ingrown toenail occurs when the side of the nail digs or cuts into the side of the toe. This can be caused by having an involuted nail, a wide nail or a spike of nail digging into the skin as a result of picking or cutting the nail badly.

The symptoms of an ingrown toenail can vary from mild discomfort to severe pain and infection.

Treatment of ingrown toenails can be a simple as trimming away the offending piece of jagged nail or filing the side of the nail with our electric spray file and small burrs.

Verrucae

Verrucae are warts in the foot. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus, and in many cases are self-resolving as the body’s immune system takes care of them. Unless they become painful, thus restricting normal walking and standing, or start to spread, they can be left alone.

If they become problematic there are various options to help them resolve.

The treatments options we provide are mainly destructive to the verruca – for example salicylic acid, pyrogallol acid or monochloracetic acid.

See more information on our Treatments here.