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First Class Footcare Podiatry

Problem Feet

The work of a Podiatrist is varied with no two people having exactly the same condition. Common conditions, such as hard skin around the heels and around the ball of the foot are good reasons to see us. Thick uncomfortable nails often with a fungal presence are managed by reduction (thinning) with a special Chiropodist drill and antifungal medication. General management of diabetic clients or those who have difficulty in managing their own nails are seen on a regular basis .



Ingrowing Toe Nails


Ingrowing toenails are painful with a red swollen toe often down the side of Large toe. It maybe infected when we will supply antibiotics to settle the infection then remove  the offending nail. We may need to "freeze" the toe using local anaesthetic in order to facilitate the procedure and make it comfortable. 






Verrucae


Verrucae Pedis is a lesion often seen on the ball of the foot or around the heel is caused by a viral wart.

As there are several forms, a Podiatrist is the best person to make the diagnosis to discount other lesions and decide on the course of management. Children form the largest group effected and Cryosurgery presents the most effective way to treat them. 



Treatment of corns and Callus


Management  is by excising with a scalpel or debriding with a Surgical drill and reducing weight bearing and frictional areas with pads. Treatment is usually pain free. Advice on prevention of re-occurrence will be given.



Fungal Nail Infection


Fungal nails are very common. They present with a yellowish discolouration of the nail with a distinctive odour . If left, the whole nail may become involved and end up soft and deformed. Treatment can be given as topical medication or removal of the nail .