Our HCPC registered Podiatrist, Chiropodists and Practitioners will speak with you during your initial appointment and take a full medical history. Please ensure you have a list of your usual medication with you at this appointment. Advice will also be given to help you maintain healthy footcare.
You will receive a thorough foot health check and assessment prior to your first treatment
|New Patient Consultation and Treatment||Please allow up to 1 hour||£35.00|
|Routine Podiatry /Chiropody Treatment||Please allow up to 1 hour||£35.00|
|Cosmetic Podiatry (medi-pedi)||Please allow up to 1 hour||£43.00|
|Ingrowing Nail Surgery||Please allow up to 90 minutes||From £250.00|
|Biomechanics visual gait analysis||Please allow up to 1 hour||£35.00|
|Biomechanics podosmart digisole analysis||Please allow up to 1 hour||£75.00|
|Insoles/Orthotics fitting||Please allow up to 30 minutes for a fitting appointment||From £25.00|
|Verruca Assessment and treatment planning||Please allow up to 1 hour||£35.00|
|Verruca Treatment Bundles||time varies according to treatment plan||From £35.00|
|Finger nail trimming service||Please allow up to 15 minutes||£10.00|
|Domiciliary routine care visit||Please allow up to 1 hour||£35.00|
Terms and Conditions
48 Hours’ notice must be given for a cancellation, otherwise you will be charged for any missed appointments. Additionally, should our practitioners arrive for your scheduled appointment and you are either not there or decide you no longer require the designated appointment slot you will be charged a FULL missed appointment fee. Please see our cancellation policy for further details.
During the current pandemic we would appreciate payments to be made if possible by credit or debit card and contactless in accordance with advise from our governing body regarding cross infection. We appreciate your understanding during these unprecedented times.
We accept cash, bank transfer via BACS, Credit or Debit card. We are currently unable to accept AMEX electronic payments.
Outside of the Folkestone area an additional charge may be liable to cover practitioners’ travelling costs. Please contact us if you have any queries or require further information.
Common Foot Health Problems
Heel Pain can be debilitating and for many it has a major impact on day to day activities.
There is often no obvious cause for the symptoms. There are however, certain factors which increase the risks. Risks include: tightness of the calf muscles, poor cushioning or arch support in your shoes, prolonged standing in unsupportive or very flat footwear, poor foot posture and being overweight.
Common symptoms include pain or tenderness in the heel or arch of the foot. Pain with the first steps taken in the morning or after a period of rest. Walking short distances may improve the pain but longer distances tend to increase the symptoms again. Pain when wearing flat or unsupportive footwear. Pain with sudden stretching of the sole of your foot, such as standing on tip toe. If there is no relief after self-management for 6 weeks it is worth contacting a Podiatrist for further help, treatment and guidance.
Involuted Vs Ingrowing Nails
Involuted nails are nails that press into the skin around the edges of the nail. They don’t actually break the skin and usually don’t become infected . There is sometimes a large amount of hard skin under the edges of the nail. This can increase the pressure on the underlying skin and make the toes very painful. Careful clipping and removal of the hard skin usually fixes them. However, the nail regrows over time in the same way and sooner or later the nail problem returns and a procedure called a partial nail avulsion can stop the problem returning.
Ingrowing nails can be very painful , infected, swollen, smelly and create lots of pus! Ingrown toenails are often caused by bad toenail cutting . Toe nails that are clipped too short, or when the sides of nails are dug or picked can often turn into nasty ingrown nails . If you act quickly and visit a Podiatrist then a major problem can often be avoided. Playing around with the toe often makes it worse and the toe can swell and become infected very quickly.
Diabetic Foot Care
Why are regular foot health checks important for Diabetics?
Foot complaints are one of the leading causes of hospitalization for people with diabetes. People who suffer with diabetes are at more risk of developing ulcers of the foot and leg due to circulatory problems. Your doctor or diabetic nurse will also advise you to have regular checks with a Foot Health Practitioner, Chiropodist or Podiatrist. Maintaining healthy foot care is critical for diabetics.
Three key complications that are associated with a high risk diabetic patient are; neuropathy which is diminished sensation, poor circulation and also risk of infection. It is also important that nails are not cut too short and the skin around the nail is not broken as this could easily lead to infection in the diabetic foot.
Corns & Calluses
What causes a corn? They are caused by pressure and friction and badly fitting shoes. Corns can be very uncomfortable; you may even feel as if you are walking with a stone in your shoe
Callus is caused by friction and mechanical stress to the foot. Badly fitting shoes or an abnormal way of walking are the cause of the formation of callus.
Treating your corns at home is not always successful. You can buy medicated corn plasters and pads in chemists which often create a bigger issue and as practitioners we strongly recommend you avoid these. Often professional foot health care is needed to deal with this problem effectively. Never cut or dig at corns yourself as this can lead to infection.
Fungal Nail & Skin Conditions
Fungal infections of the feet are very common and contagious and can take a while to eradicate completely. The skin between the toes may become sweaty, cracked, sore, very itchy and often smelly this indicates athletes’ foot. The nails themselves can also become thick and yellow or brown in colour, the end of the nail may start to crack or crumble. This indicates a fungal infection of the nail.
You can self-treat with over-the-counter anti-fungal creams but remember athletes foot sprays are better between the toes than athlete foot or fungal creams. Why? Creams create a moist environment and that is just what we are trying to prevent between the toes!
Most people have a verruca at some stage in their lives. They are a contagious virus (HPV, The Human Papilloma Virus). A verruca is associated with public areas and specifically swimming pools or warm moist environments where the contagious verruca virus invades the foot through small cuts or abrasions. The verucca can be spread from person to person by contact or via surface contact.
Over the counter verruca remedies can be successfully used, but only in conjunction with regular applications and regular appointments with a Foot Health Practitioner.