Our team of fully qualified and insured podiatrists are here to help with any of your foot health issues. In this appointment we will identify any issues and conduct a full treatment which may include nails cut and filed, removal of corns and callus. We use state of the art water spray drill to give the you the best finish to skin and nails and each treatment is concluded with high quality moisturising cream being applied. Skin conditions, fungal infections and verruca may also be discussed and a treatment plan developed with you.
* After initial routine appointment, if you decide to re-book, your podiatrist may deem you suitable for a part treatment (reduced cost) if it is just nails that require cutting regularly.
Ingrowing toe nails can be very painful and we aim to treat these conservatively in clinic. In some cases too much damage has been done or the shape of your nail may increase the risk and nail surgery may be necessary. Nail Surgery is conducted under local anaesthetic, the offended nail or part of the nail is removed and cleared out to prevent re growth. In most cases we administer a chemical called phenol to the nail bed which ensures the nail does not regrow. Your nail is dressed in a sterile dressing and we monitor you for 4-6 weeks to ensure it heals as expected. We also provide you with dressings and instructions to self care at home between appointments and aim to make this as pain free a procedure as possible.
Diabetes may result decreased sensation in the feet and can cause accelerated hardening of the arteries which supply them, resulting in a greater risk to the feet leading to delayed healing, ulceration and ultimately amputation. Remember, diabetes can affect how you feel pain in your feet, therefore absence of pain does not necessarily mean all is well. If you have any concerns, arrange an assessment with us.
As part of your assessment the podiatrist will take a medical history and enquire how well your diabetes is managed. A comprehensive assessment will be carried out, and the podiatrist will advise you of any findings and provide you with advice where appropriate. Assessments include a vascular analysis using a doppler, 128 Htz vibration perception, Neurotip neurological testing, 10g Monofilament neurological testing
We also offer an advanced assessment where you will undergo a detailed force plate pressure analysis to identify an areas under increased pressure and we then work with you to offload these areas and to reduce the risk of ulcerations.
Medical Nail Reconstruction
If you’re embarrassed by your toe nails, we’re pleased to say that we now offer Wilde Pedique cosmetic toe nail correction. Wilde Pedique is an ultraviolet cured polymer resin, and is the perfect solution to fungal, weak, discoloured or dystrophic nails, with results lasting for months.
Wilde Pedique is a world renowned means of restoring nails partially or completely and because of the elastic properties of the light cured resin, the nail plate feels completely natural. Various shades are available to best match the natural colour of your nails. Wilde Pedique last for 8-10 weeks and may need to be periodically refilled to maintain best effect.
The medical pedicure is a luxury treatment including a full routine treatment (as above) but is finished off with an essential oils foot rub, warm wax painted on the skin and finished off with high quality foot moisturiser. This treatment may be beneficial for chill blains, arthritis, eczema and psoriasis, sore feet, stiffnesss, poor circulation, bursistis, heel/arch pain, inflammation, tendonitis, sports injury, plantar fasciitis, hard skin.
We provide a podiatry service to a number of care homes around the North West area and can offer a reduced cost for block bookings. We also offer home visits for those that find it difficult to attend clinic. We appreciate the need to care for elderly or people less able and we offer the same high standard of treatment as we would in our clinic.