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Common Complaints

General Foot Advice

General Foot Advice

General Foot Care It's never too late to start caring for your feet. If you don't have a particular concern but you want to improve the appearance of your feet or get some advice about foot care we can help. Bo...
Verrucae (plantar warts)

Verrucae (plantar warts)

Verrucae (plantar warts) Verrucae are warts that can appear anywhere on the hands and feet. They're caused by a virus that infects the upper layers of the skin and are very contagious. Verrucae can all look ver...
Ingrown toenails (nail surgery)

Ingrown toenails (nail surgery)

Ingrown toenails (nail surgery) An ingrown toenail occurs when the side of the nail pierces the skin causing it to become inflamed, painful and swollen. The big toe is most commonly affected and young children,...
Orthotics/Insoles

Orthotics/Insoles

Orthotics/Insoles If you've had a biomechanical assessment that alerts us to postural problems affecting your feet, or if you're suffering from heel pain, we can prescribe orthotics. Orthotics are insoles that...
Biomechanics

Biomechanics

Biomechanics Biomechanics is an area of podiatry concerned with the movement of the body and it can be used to diagnose and treat pain and discomfort from the back down to the toes. Biomechanics is for everyone...
Heel Pain

Heel Pain

Heel Pain Heel pain is a general term used to describe pain and discomfort experienced anywhere in or around the rear of the foot. There are many different causes of heel pain and the most common is referred to...
Diabetes

Diabetes

Diabetes Even though most of us are likely to have some sort of problem with our feet, people with diabetes are potentially at greater risk of developing serious foot problems. This is because people with diabe...
Athletes Foot (tinea)

Athletes Foot (tinea)

Athletes Foot (tinea) Athletes foot is a contagious fungal infection of the skin and up to 70% of us will suffer from it at some point in our lives. Because feet are often warm and moist, the fungus thrives and...
Corns and calluses

Corns and calluses

Corns and calluses Corns and calluses are areas of hardened and thickened skin that usually develop over a joint or bony area of the foot as a result of friction or pressure. Corns are a compacted area of harde...
Nail Care

Nail Care

Nail Care For your feet to look and feel at their best it's essential to look after your nails. Fungal infections and ingrown nails are just some of the complications that can arise if you don't. We can show yo...

DiabetesDiabetes

Even though most of us are likely to have some sort of problem with our feet, people with diabetes are potentially at greater risk of developing serious foot problems.

This is because people with diabetes are more likely to experience reduced blood circulation (vascular disease) and nerve degeneration (neuropathy) in their feet and legs, causing a decreased ability to heal – even minor cuts and abrasions. This could potentially lead to foot ulcerations.

Anyone who has diabetes is strongly advised to have their feet checked by a podiatrist for assessment of circulation, nerve function, other potential risks and advice on preventative foot care. This should be done on a regular basis, or as recommended by a podiatrist.

Further ways we can help

  • We give you a comprehensive diabetic foot assessment. This includes vascular testing using Doppler ultrasound and neurological testing to check for peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage). A report is provided to your GP.
  • Show you how to examine your feet yourself, particularly if you suffer from poor circulation and numbness.
  • Treat any cuts, grazes and bruises to prevent further complications.
  • Treat hard skin and calluses as these may become ulcerated over time.
  • Make sure your socks and footwear are correct and comfortable.