Common foot complaints:

  • Athlete‚Äôs foot
  • Bunions and toe deformities
  • Callus and corns
  • Cracked heels
  • Fungal nail infections
  • Flat feet
  • Heel pain
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Sweaty feet
  • Diabetic feet
  • Verrucae

Many common problems can be caused by biomechanical problems:

  • Toe pain
  • Foot pain
  • Heel pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Shin splints
  • Shin pain
  • Calf pain

I offer mechanical assessment of the foot and leg, identifying the problem areas that cause pain and affect your gait and posture.

Common foot problems I can treat:

  • Nail problems including thickened nails, fungal nails, ingrown toenails, damaged neglected nails
  • Callus, hard skin, hard corns soft corns
  • Cracked heels (heel fissures cream and emollient)
  • Ageing feet (pain, balance and mobility issues)
  • Toe deformities e.g. hammer toes, retracted toes and bunion related problems
  • Osteoarthritis – joint wear and tear
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and joint inflammation
  • Heel pain, plantar fasciitis, heel spurs and heel bumps
  • Circulation concerns – cramp and claudication symptoms
  • Verrucae identification and treatment advice
  • Diabetic problems – foot checks, management, advice and local care pathways
  • Nerve pain – stabbing pain, shooting pain and mortons neuroma
  • Foot pain – ball of foot, metatarsalgia, toe pain, navicular and cuboid pain

Treatments include:

  • Nail cutting, filing, reduction and identification of fungal nails
  • Nail surgery under local anaesthetic – removal of part or complete nail using local anaesthetic and phenol
  • Callus reduction: corn enucleation using scalpel techniques
  • Manipulation massage and mobilisation and deep tissue massage
  • Relaxation foot massage (1 hour treatment)
  • Dry needling acupuncture/pain relief
  • Exercise advice including stretch, strengthening and balance
  • Footwear advice
  • Provision of insoles such as modified insoles for cushioning and pressure relief
  • Orthotic advice – simple, off-the-shelf and bespoke/custom-made
  • Wound management – padding, strapping, and dressings
  • Off loading pressure – toe splints and accessories
  • Routine maintenance
  • Exercise advice; stretching and strengthening
  • Footwear advice; day and support shoes
  • Mobilisation techniques
  • Deep tissue massage