Our services

Whatever your problem, our aim is to get you pain free, as quickly as possible. Some more information about the issues I treat are below, however, if you need some more help please get in touch.

Toenail having podiatry treatment

If you are experiencing any pain, discomfort or other symptoms in your feet or ankles, we are here to help.

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Foot and Ankle Pain

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Skin and Nail Problems

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Deformities and Structural Problems

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Sports Injuries

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Diabetic Foot Care

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Routine Foot Care

Common Foot Problems

Your feet work very hard for you, so you should take good care of them, in the same way you’d look after your teeth and eyes. You do not need to wait until you have a problem to visit a podiatrist. Having periodic check ups can help you avoid issues that could make you uncomfortable, embarrassed or unsteady on your feet. However, if you find you do have problems, we can treat most easily and quickly. 

Verrucae

Are a common issue and can be treated in a number of ways. They can be eradicated by some over the counter treatments but ultimately, they can be persistent and simply won’t go away. Verruca’s can cause discomfort and pain and impact upon daily activities. I am here to advise and help.

Corns & Calluses

Are not often serious foot complications but are hard, thick areas of skin that can become painful. Corns are small, tender areas of thickened skin on the top or side of toes whereas calluses are rough, thickened areas of skin occurring where there is repeated irritation or pressure to an area of skin. There are things you can do to help these conditions at home but if you are a diabetic, we would advise not treating yourself. Again, if you are unsure, please get in touch for advice. 

Athlete's Foot

Athletes foot is a fungal infection. It can lead to intense itching, cracked, blistered or peeling off areas of skin, redness and scaling. It can occur on moist, waterlogged skin, especially between the fourth and fifth toes or on dry flaky skin around the heels or elsewhere on the foot. 

Achille's Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is a condition that occurs when the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone, becomes inflamed. This can happen due to overuse, sudden increase in physical activity, or repetitive strain on the tendon. Symptoms of Achilles tendonitis include pain and stiffness in the back of the ankle, as well as swelling and tenderness. It is important to seek medical attention if you suspect you have Achilles tendonitis, as it can lead to more serious complications if left untreated

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Ingrowing Toenails

Another common foot complaint are ingrowing toenails where the corner or side of a nail grows into the soft flesh, resulting in pain, inflammation and sometimes infection. If you have diabetes or another condition that causes blood flow issues to the feet you are at greater risk of complications with ingrown nails.

Thickened Toenails

Toenails that grow thicker over time are a likely indication of a fungal nail infection, also known as onychomycosis. They could also be the result of trauma (such as stubbing the toe), or associated with ageing and some other factors. Left untreated, they can become painful and are far easier to treat early on.

Fungal Nail Infections

A fungal nail infection, also known as onychomycosis, is a common condition that affects the nails on the hands and feet. It is caused by a fungal infection that invades the nail bed and can lead to discoloration, thickening, and crumbling of the nail.

Fungal nail infections are more commonly seen in toenails than fingernails and can be caused by various types of fungi, including dermatophytes, yeasts, and molds. The infection typically starts as a white or yellow spot under the nail and gradually spreads deeper into the nail bed. In some cases, the nail may become thick and deformed, and it may even separate from the nail bed.

Risk factors for developing a fungal nail infection include aging, diabetes, circulation problems, a weakened immune system, and exposure to moist environments such as swimming pools, locker rooms, and communal showers. Treatment options include antifungal medications, topical creams, and nail removal in severe cases.

Morton's Neuroma

Is a painful condition affecting the ball of the foot. It is a thickening in tissue surrounding one of the nerves leading to your toes and can cause sharp, burning sensations, stinging or numbness. There are a variety of ways in which we can treat the issue, please get in touch for more information.

Heel Pain & Problems

When walking, your heels hit the ground with considerable force. They have to be able to absorb the impact and provide a firm support for the weight of the body. When pain develops in the heel it can be very disabling, making every step a problem and affecting your posture. There are various types of heel pain. Some of the most common are heel spurs (plantar fasciitis), heel bursitis and heel bumps. Other possible causes of heel pain include:

Achilles tendinitis – inflammation of the Achilles tendon that runs along the back of the ankle.

Heel spurs – bony growths on the heel bone that can cause pain when they rub against the plantar fascia.

Bursitis – inflammation of the small fluid-filled sacs that cushion the joints.

Stress fractures – tiny cracks in the bones of the foot or heel.

Tarsal tunnel syndrome – compression of the nerves that run through a narrow passage in the ankle and into the foot.

Arthritis – inflammation of the joints that can affect the feet and ankles.

Nerve damage or irritation – such as from a pinched nerve or neuropathy.

Trauma or injury – such as a fall, sprain, or fracture.

Treatment for heel pain depends on the cause and may include rest, ice, stretching exercises, over-the-counter pain relievers, custom orthotics or shoe inserts, physical therapy, or in severe cases, surgery. If you need any advice, please feel free to get in touch.

Address

63b High Street

Leatherhead

Surrey

KT22 8AQ

Phone

01372 374125

07900 171260

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