chiropody & podiatry services

 

chiropody and podiatry services, aka the foot people, aka andrew and kath lindsay, routine chiropodyTreatments

Routine Chiropody & Podiatry

In a routine appointment the overall health and condition of the foot and lower limb will be assessed and checked for any underlying problems. 

All aspects of foot health including nail care, corn and callus removal are undertaken.  Any other problems found will be discussed and relevant advice, along with general foot health advice will be given.

Verruca Treatments

A verruca is simply a wart that is usually found on the soles of your feet, though they can also appear around the toes. They are harmless, however they can be painful if you get one on a weight bearing part of your foot. During treatment, any overlying callus is first removed and the area is padded for comfort, if needed. As there are different treatments available for the removal/treatment of verruca, the different options, including Marigold Therapy and Cryotherapy, will be discussed.

chiropody and podiatry services, aka the foot people, aka andrew and kath lindsay, biomechanic assessmentBiomechanical Assessment

This is often the starting point for understanding the cause of problems, what treatment is needed, or whether further investigation is necessary. The assessment involves a complex evaluation of the feet, legs and body position whilst both weight bearing and non-weight bearing. Biomechanical assessments can help people with arthritis, general foot pain, aching feet, ankle, knee, hip and back pain, flat feet, bunions, general sports injuries and prevention of recurrent sprains, etc.

Nail Surgery

For persistent in-growing toe nails and as a last resort, the whole or part of the nail can be removed under local anaesthetic and the nail bed treated with phenol to stop regrowth. Please note that this is a minor surgical procedure and can take up to 8 weeks to heal.

Diabetic Assessments

An annual comprehensive foot health review of all our diabetic patients is undertaken, monitoring vascular and neurological problems associated with diabetes. These assessments are passed on to other members of the diabetic team, such as the diabetic nurse or GP so that any changes to the condition can be dealt with as quickly as possible. They also allow the patient to be aware of any potential problem areas.

Marigold Therapychiropody and podiatry services, aka the foot people, aka andrew and kath lindsay, marigold therapy

Marigold Therapy is a painless, non-invasive form of treatment which has been developed by combining various medicinal plants with different types of marigold. It is used in conjunction with podiatric treatments. Marigold Therapy can be used to treat many podiatry ailments including; hard skin (callus), corns, joint pain (bunion, ankle, toes), verrucae, fungal skin and nail infections, inflammation, eczema and ulcers. For an overview of the treatment, including a case study, please click here.

 

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