CORN / CALLOSIS REMOVAL
Corns and calluses are areas of hard, thickened skin that develop when the skin is exposed to excessive pressure or friction. > foot treatments
INGROWN TOENAIL / NAIL SURGERY
An ingrown toenail is one that pierces the flesh of the toe. It can feel as if you have a splinter, be extremely painful and inflamed or infected. In more severe cases, it can cause pus and bleeding. Ingrown toenails most commonly affect the big toenail, but can affect the other toes too. There are many genetic factors that can make you prone to ingrown toenails including your posture (the way you stand), your gait (the way you walk) and any foot deformity such as a bunion, hammer toes or excessive pronation of the feet (when your foot rolls inward excessively). Your nails may also have a natural tendency to splay or curl out instead of growing straight, encouraging your nail to grow outwards or inwards into the flesh. However, one of the most common causes is not cutting your toenails properly, for instance cutting nails too low in order to relieve the pressure and discomfort of an involuted nail.
A blister is a small pocket of fluid within the upper layers of the skin, typically caused by forceful rubbing (friction), burning, freezing, chemical exposure or infection. Most blisters are filled with a clear fluid, either serum or plasma. However, blisters can be filled with blood (known as blood blisters) or with pus (if they become infected).
VERRUCAE / WART
Verrucae are plantar warts that commonly occur on the soles of the feet or around the toe area. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is highly contagious through direct person to person contact. There are various forms of HPV which all relate to various parts of the human body. The virus is thought to thrive in moist, damp environments such as swimming pools, changing room floors and communal shower areas.
EXTRACORPOREAL SHOCK WAVE THERAPY
The radial shock waves are produced by a pneumatic piston system mobilising and pounding the skin and underlying tissues. These systems act on tissues, like the deep transverse massage.
Indications: Tendinopathy, enthesopathy, plantar fasciitis, plantar heel pain, muscle disease.
To safely ensure an accurate diagnosis and treatment, The London Podiatry Clinic provides at same location the expertise of a radiologist with X-rays, MRI, CT and Ultrasound scans.
At The London Podiatry Clinic we provide specifically tailored orthotics to meet the patients unique requirements.
Our orthotics are based on French fabrication techniques built over years of experience, research and development. They are designed to meet the patient’s lifestyle, to improve and alleviate specific ailments and discomfort. All insoles are customised to fit different kinds of shoe wear (a wide range of sports and everyday shoes, evening shoe wear such as stiletto heels). The insoles are made of the finest leather. They can be custom-made in the material of your choice.
STEROID INJECTIONS / JOINT INJECTIONS
A joint injection (Intra-articular injection) is a procedure used in the treatment for inflammatory joint conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, tendinitis, bursitis, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, and occasionally osteoarthritis.
A hypodermic needle is injected into the affected joint where it delivers a dose of any one of many anti-inflammatory agents, the most common of which are corticosteroids. Hyaluronic acid, because of its high viscosity, is sometimes used to replace bursa fluids. The technique may also be used to withdraw excess fluid from the joint. Besides, steroid injections can be an option for treating Morton’s neuroma and plantar fasciitis.
FUNGAL NAIL / SKIN INFECTION
The infection develops slowly and causes the nail to become discoloured, thickened and distorted. Toenails are more frequently affected than fingernails. The medical name for a fungal nail infection is onychomycosis. A fungal nail infection may not cause any obvious symptoms at first.
As it progresses, the infection can cause:
- discolouration of the nail – it may turn white, black, yellow or green
- thickening and distortion of the nail – it may become an unusual shape or texture and be difficult to trim
- pain or discomfort – particularly when using or placing pressure on the affected toe
- brittle or crumbly nails – pieces may break off and come away completely
Sometimes the skin nearby might also become infected and be itchy, cracked or red and swollen.
The London Podiatry Clinic works closely with Podiatric surgeons and Orthopaedic surgeons, to offer its patient the best surgical advices and procedures for their concerns.
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