Specialist Podiatry Appointments
- Biomechanical assessment, gait analysis with/without casting for orthoses
- If you have knee, hip or back pain, orthoses may help to realign you whilst exercise strengthens the muscles
- Intra-articular injections using Ostenil for joint pain
- The great toe joint is commonly affected by pressure and bony growths, occasionally, intra-articular injection may delay or prevent the need for surgery. Please ask for details as the joint needs to be assessed before this treatment can be administered.
- Lacuna for fungal nails
- Fungal nails can be unsightly and affect the mental health of the patient. Whilst treatment can be through medication and topical lacquers, they don’t always have the desired affect! New methods to treat are being developed and one of those is offered in the clinic – the Lacuna method involves drilling microscopic holes to the nail plate to allow penetration of an antifungal liquid, this destroys any fungi spores whilst the nail grows out, and healthy nail appears from under the cuticle.
- Mobilisation and manipulation of joints
- Painful joints may be the result of an injury and can occur many years ago. These joints respond well to manipulation together with an exercise and strengthening programme.
Common problems such as those from lateral ankle sprains due slips and trips and landing heavily on the foot may dislodge the bones.
- Nail Surgery for permanent correction of painful ingrowing nails under local anaesthetic
- Pain from an ingrowing toenail can be debilitating and in some instances, if conservative management fails to control the discomfort, a permanent solution for part or the entire nail can be performed at a time to suit you.
- Needling – this is most successful with mosaic type verrucae or multiple lesions. An area is numbed by local anaesthetic so the lesions can be broken down and the tissue destroyed. Healing of this area depends on the patient but can take a week when a scab forms over the area.
- Reaction to resolve the virus can take upto 9 months and occasionally a second session may be required.
Before and after 2 sessions, timescale 12 months