This is the care of toe nails, corns, hard skin, dry cracked heels + fissures, fungal infections, blisters + callus, athletes foot, and hard thick toe nails.
Ingrowing toe nails occur when a spicule of nail or edge of the nail pierces the skin and causes a bacterial infection. Nail surgery may ne necessary if this cannot be removed and if severe with swelling inflammation and infection and very painful or if the problem is recurrent.
Louise at Archways is a very friendly experienced childrens podiatrist, she has a fond interest in looking after your childs lower limb development from when they are born to adulthood. The majority of foot conditions result from either trauma, hereditary factors and / or deformity. Footwear can also play a major role in a childs foot health.
A childs gait may look different to an adults and could just be developmental, if you are concerned it is worth having an assessment.
Biomechanical assessment is a clinicasl examination into your lower limb function looking closely for any abnormalities that may be causing pain or discomfort affecting your day to day life and activities
The biomechanical assessment of foot function and gait will allow the podiatrist to give the best treatments for the individual. This will offer long term solutions to your mobility and activity levels and improve your quality of life.
A musculoskeletal assessment will be undertaken assessing the pain in your foot or ankle area. The site / anatomy of the area, including joints, tendons, ligaments and bones will be assessed. A diagnosis and treatment plan discussed and initiated, and in some cases a more in depth biomechanical assessment may be required and provision of orthotics . This may include kinesiology taping as part of the treatment management.
Fungal nail infection is the most common disease of the nail. We provide a diagnostic test for fungal infected nails on site which can be taken on your first appointment and takes 5 minutes and is 97% accurate.
If this is positive we can then assess the best treatment necessary to treat the fungal infection. One is a new pain free effective treatment the Lacuna Method. Packages are available for several nails to be treated at once and you will be required to spray your nails daily.
Verrucae are warts that are found on the foot, they are caused by the human papilloma virus ( HPV ) and are passed from person to person direct thriving in moist damp conditions such as changing rooms and swimming pools. If they become painful and cause distress we can offer a few treatments the newest being verrutop which is relatively pain free and requires no dressings and activities are not impeded