Corns & calluses
A callus is a toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard due to repeated pressure, friction, or other irritation. A corn can occur on any weight bearing surface or on an area that is suffering from pressure or friction.
We can assess callus and corn formations
We can recommend a course of action for corns and calluses
Corns and calluses can be safely removed to prevent further discomfort
As professional podiatrists, we can help you with corns and calluses.
Dry, cracked heels
Dry cracked heels, also know as heel fissures, can be painful and unsightly. They are often caused by splitting or cracking of the skin
Cracked heels are generally caused by the drying out of feet
Standing for long hours can worsen cracked heels
Fungal infection can also contribute to cracked heels
We can help you with cracked heels by removing the dead skin and treating any underlying causes, as well as giving you information and advice to prevent recurrence.
Thick, discoloured or painful toe-nails
Discolouration of the toenails is a common problem. Once the cause is found, we can offer treatment to restore normal colour to the nail.
Injury may cause toe nail discolouration causing white spots to form
Some medical conditions may can lead to abnormalities of the nails
Fungal infections can also be a cause of discolouration
We can help you with broken, discoloured or thick toe nails by giving you appropriate treatment, as well as giving you information and advice to prevent recurrence.
Bunions and other toe deformities
Toe bunions and other deformities can be severe and cause you pain.
Bunions tend to get worse over time
Painkillers can provide short term comfort for bunions
Bunion pads (or a change of footwear) can also be used to ease pain
We can recommend treatments that will alleviate the symptoms associated with bunions and refer for podiatric surgery, if necessary.
Verrucae are caused by a virus. They can be spread to other people by contaminated objects or surfaces, or through close skin contact.
A verruca is like a wart on your foot
They have black dots under the skin
They can be painful – some people liken it to standing on a needle
We can offer a variety of proven treatments for verrucae.
Fungal infections of the feet are very common. Tinea pedis or Athlete’s foot can cause burning, peeling, redness, itching and sores.
Athlete’s foot occurs most in summer months
It is caused by four types of fungus
Interdigital is the most common type of athlete’s foot, usually between the two smallest toes
We can help diagnose athlete’s foot and treat it.
Aches and pains including heel pain
Heel pain is a very common foot condition and often causes intense pain.
Heel pain can be worst first thing in the morning or when moving after inactivity
Most cases of heel pain are caused when tissue in the foot (the plantar fascia) becomes damaged and thickens
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, accounting for around 80% of problems
There are a number of treatments that can help relieve heel pain and speed up your recovery – contact us for more information.
Ball of foot and arch pain
Identifying pain in the ball of your foot and arches can be difficult but we can help you
There are many reasons for developing painful feet
We will carry out a full assessment to determine the cause and decide on an appropriate treatment programme
This may involve the prescription of insoles or orthotics (supports)
We can help treat arch and ball of foot pains quickly.
We also offer biomechanical examinations for both adults and children and can prescribe insoles and orthotics where appropriate.
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