Chiropody / Podiatry

This section will give you a brief overview of some of the chiropody / podiatry services that we perform here at Woodbury.

Ingrowing Toe Nails

This is often due to poor toe nail cutting or trauma. Infection is usually present.
If the problem does not resolve with conservative treatment, then a Partial Nail Avulsion (minor surgical procedure), may be necessary. This will provide a permanent, pain free result. The surgery will be performed at the practice. Healing is complete within 4 -6 weeks.

Ingrowing toenails

Corns & Hard Skin Formation

These are areas where, in response to pressure or friction, the skin is thicker(callus). Corns have a deeper nucleus and are painful. Corns in between toes are soft and white.

They should be removed by a podiatrist, and efforts made to reduce abnormal mechaniceal forces. The use of corn plasters/pads is not recommended.

Corns & Hard Skin Formation

 

Biomechanical Examination/Orthotics

A Biomechanical Examination of the Lower Limb maybe carried out. Appropriate insoles or orthotics can be provided. By controlling variation in the structure of the foot by mechanical means, corns and callus will be reduced in the long term.

 

Verrucae

These are viral in origin. If they are painful or spreading they should be treated. Location, size and duration of the verrucae will be taken into account when deciding what treatment regime will be best. A full range of verrucae treatments is available, including cryotherapy.

Verrucae on the bottom of the foot

 

Care of the Diabetic Foot

Anyone with Diabetes Mellitus needs to have an assessment of their feet. Tests will check the circulation and the nerve supply to both feet. Any changes will be highlighted, and explained to the patient. If necessary appropriate referrals will be made. Diabetic Footcare and Advice will be explained in detail. An experienced Podiatrist specialising in The Diabetic Foot will manage and treat the High Risk Foot.