Routine chiropody treatment includes the treatment of thickened fungal nails, conservative treatment of ingrown toenails, simple nail cutting, callus, corns, verrucae, cracked heels and diabetic foot care .
Additional treatment may include ingrown toenail surgery, invasive verrucae treatments and fungal nail treatments. these are in addition to the normal treatments.
The treatments listed below and the common treatments provided by podiatrists for verrucae. Both treatments aim is to rid the individual of the verruca virus by promoting the bodies immune systems to remove the virus.
Salicylic Acid: This treatment works be removing the outer dead layers of skin, causing a slight chemical burn to the verruca to promote the bodies immune system into clearing the virus.
Cryotherapy: This treatment is a destructive form of therapy for verrucae as the tissue is destroyed by freezing. Although the treatment does result in a burning/stinging sensation during the freezing process which alleviates once thawed. The treatment can cause blistering to the verrucae sites which causes the bodies immune system to activate and get rid of the virus.
Ingrown toenails, thickened fungal nails and involuted/pincer nails are some of the main problems that can cause a lot of pain and discomfort.
Our qualified podiatrist can carry out nail surgery under Local Anaesthetic (numbing of the surrounding tissue), where the offending nail may be partially or fully removed and a chemical (phenol) applied to prevent the nail re-growing.
Talk to our podiatrist about this option for your toenail/s.
Fenestration is a treatment for fungal nails. This treatment involves drilling micro holes into the nail plate. This allows the anti-fungal spray to penetrate the nail and clear the infection. As the nail is already 'dead', the holes remain and will grow out naturally. New holes can be drilled if necessary at routine chiropody appointments every 6-8 weeks.
If you have been diagnosed with Diabetes (Type 1 or 2), you will have been given information from your GP about maintaining your foot care. Our qualified podiatrist is able to check your feet on a regular basis to ensure they are at their optimum level and do not start to cause any problems. During a diabetic foot check, we check the blood flow down to your feet, the sensation of your feet and other qualities such as temperature, hair growth and any bony deformities.
If you have a chronic medial condition such as Diabetes, Vascular Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis or are taking long term steroids or warfarin etc you need to take extra care of your feet to ensure minor problems do not develop into big ones. Our podiatrist is medically trained, holding a BSc Hons degree in Podiatric Medicine, so is able to competently deal with all of your foot care needs.
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