Routine Podiatry/Chiropody Treatment
We examine your foot and lower leg to assess blood flow, feeling and strength. Then we provide a treatment which include routine conditions such as corn enucleation, callus debridement, nail cutting/filing and nail thickness reduction. Prevention is better than a cure so routine management and care is critical for our feet. They are one of the most hard working parts of the body and often the most neglected. Keeping them healthy and in a good condition is important for overall health, wellbeing and comfort.
Heel fissure/Dry cracked Heels
Cracked heels are often a result of extremely dry skin. They form when the skin around the ‘rim’ of the heel becomes dry and thick and increased pressure on the fat pad under the heel causes the skin to split. They can be treated at our clinics with a combination of sharp debridement using a scalpel blade, filing and intensive emollient therapy.
Ingrowing Nail Surgery
Ingrown nails can be incredibly painful and cause repeat infection due to the nail spike not being removed when nails are cut. We offer nail surgery under local anaesthetic which is quick, efficient and a painless way of resolving the problem long term. The procedure involves removal or either all, or part of the painful toenail. Then the nail bed is destroyed to prevent unwanted regrowth.
Biomechanics lower limb Assessment
We undertake a visual gait analysis to understand how well your feet and lower limb function. By assessing the way you walk it helps identify whether muscles, joint and/or nerves are working proficiently. We are then able to identify links between any symptoms you may be experiencing and the position/function of your feet and lower limbs.
Biomechanics Digitsole Podosmart Analysis
The Podosmart system uses the latest technology. Smart insoles with built in sensors and a micro processor which analyse your foot movements. The results give valuable information about your gait and biomechanics, superior to traditional biomechanical examination. This information aids the assessment for prescription of orthotics/insoles and with assessing biomechanical abnormalities.
Orthotics/Insoles can improve foot function and decrease symptoms in your feet or legs. They are prescribed and designed to reduce abnormalities in your foot posture and/or function which can affect your legs, knees, hips and lower back. An orthotic/insole device fitting session will be needed once you have been assessed and your prescription manufactured by our Podiatrists.
Verruca Assessment and Treatment Planning
Verruca can mimic other conditions and so it is important to check with us before you start any treatment. After examining your feet and the presenting lesion(s), at your initial assessment, we can advise you on the appropriate management plan for your verrucae. Treatment vary and are dependent upon the size and number of verrucae present, this will be discussed with you at your appointment.
Finger Nail Trimming Service
We are able to offer a fingernail trimming service to our patients on request. This can be a service combined with your podiatry treatment or as a stand alone session if required.
Domiciliary Routine Care Visit
We have an established team of domiciliary practitioners who are able to offer a routine foot care service in the home if you are unable to attend the clinics. We cover Ashford, Folkestone, Dover, Elham, Lyminge, Hythe, Capel Le Ferne, Sellindge, Lympne, Sandgate, Dymchurch, St Mary’s Bay. Please give us a call to enquire whether we can provide a home visiting service in your area.