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FAQ's

What is podiatry?

Podiatry is a branch of medicine dedicated to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and study of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower limb. Practitioners are known as Podiatrists and can specialise in surgery, sports injuries, biomechanics, geriatrics, diabetes and rheumatology.

I am in a lot of pain/discomfort, how quickly can I be seen?

Following a telephone assessment, it may be possible for you to be seen within 24hrs. 

My nails do not hurt, I just cannot reach them, can you help me?

Yes. We will trim, file and reduce the thickness of your nails if required and remove any hard skin, callus or corns to ensure your feet are comfortable and you can stay active.

I have pain my heel, can you help?

Yes. The Clinic specialises in heel pain, particularly plantar fasciitis, and have a number of different treatment packages avaliable. We also offer corticosteroid injections for hard to treat heel pain providing it is part of a treatment package and indicated.

Do I need to be referred by the GP?

No. Our clinic operates on a self-referral basis. Just give us a call today to arrange your appointment.

Do you treat children?

Yes. Depending on the required treatment we may also write a practitioner to GP referral if we deem the child requires further investigation. 

What is Verruca Needling?

 

Because verruca's are caused by a virus (HPV), they are extremely common and can be difficult to treat. Often lasting years, verrucae often fail to respond to simple conservative treatment methods and can be painful. Verrucae Dry Needling involves local anaesthetic to numb the foot. This specialist technique is designed to stimulate your immune system into fighting the verrucae virus. More than one treatment may be needed.

What are Corticosteroid Injections and what will it do for me?

Corticosteroids are synthetic hormones that have powerful anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. If conservative methods fail to resolve your symptoms or if degenerative joint disease is present these can be used as part of a treatment package to help manage or reduce your symptoms. These can be particularly effective for neuromas, plantar fasciitis and forefoot pain.

What is a Diabetic foot assessment?

Certain illnesses and lifestyle factors such as smoking can cause blockages in the arteries of your legs resulting a reduced blood supply to the feet and damage to the nerve supply. Using this consultation we will use advanced non-invasive methods of assessing the blood supply to your feet and the peripheral nerves. 

How long will it take for me to receive my insoles?

Because all our insoles are made by specialists teams outside of our clinic, postage time will determine there arrival, though its usually no longer than 3-5 working days. 

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