Podiatry is the management of foot disorders associated with general health conditions. A Podiatrist deals with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb disorders.
We tend to take our feet for granted, but the foot is a highly complex structure which may develop problems that can affect a person’s overall health and well being.
Routine Podiatry Treatment
This is the treatment of nail cutting, hard calluses (excessive build-up of hard skin) hard and soft corns, painful cracked heels, incurving or ingrown nails, bacterial, fungal or viral infections.
The permanent removal of the sides of the in-growing nail, or the entire nail, under local anaesthetic. The nail matrix (nail root) is then treated to prevent re-growth of the problem area.
How many treatments are necessary?
For most painful lower limb conditions research has shown that approximately 6 treatments taking place on consecutive weeks gives optimum benefits. Subsequent top up treatments maybe needed every 6 months or so.
Fees: Biomechanical from £185; Routine Chiropody from £30