Always ask the chemist and read the instructions or telephone us for advice. Some treatments can cause damage to your skin in certain conditions.
Before initiating treatment, the assessment process is aimed at understanding the mechanical factors which may have caused an injury or interfered with the normal healing process. This is
key to the development of an effective treatment plan.
The practice uses many forms of treatment to resolve a condition, including:
- orthotic therapy/off loading therapy
- hard skin and corn removal
- chemical therapies
- verrucae management and treatments
- ingrowing toe nail therapies
- diabetic foot assessment and treatment
- rheumatoid foot assessment and treatment
Very little good advice is given to the public in regard to footwear; we believe this is an essential part of our job. Just having the facts of what constitutes a good shoe would save a lot
of foot pain and does not mean that they will be dull and 'sensible' either!
A number of sports shoes are available which have specialised features to control abnormally functioning feet.
Some shoe manufacturers make all sorts of claims about their shoes and we do see many patients with "shoe inflicted" injury. It is therefore important to get this essential piece of equipment right!
Orthoses vary in price from as little as £45 for off the shelf devices to £300+ for complex computer-designed and generated devices. A few insurance companies will cover orthoses.
Diabetes affects many structures within the body including nerves, blood vessels and soft tissues structures. Damage to these can lead to ulceration in the foot.