For Routine Podiatry/ Chiropody treatments, the Podiatrist will use a scalpel to remove corns and callus and use nail nippers and a specialist nail file to cut and thin down nails – All of which are preformed gently and without pain (with the exception of corn removal which can be a little painful, although usually still mild).
A Biomechanical Assessment is a series of tests and measurements of joints and muscles. There is a series of static tests and a dynamic test where you will be asked to walk. Treatment is likely in the form of prescribed stretching and strengthening exercises and possibly may include the prescription of orthotics.
Orthotics are medical devices which are worn as an insole inside a shoe designed to aid foot function, stimulate muscle activity and to provide correction to dysfunction.
Verruca Treatment involves removing the hard skin that often covers the verruca and then applying silver nitrate to the verruca, the application of the silver nitrate a strong acid may sting a little but in many cases is not felt at all. The treatment finishes with a dressing application which would be removed 24-48 hours after the treatment. It is important to note that a course of treatments is likely (up to 6) and treatment is not guaranteed to work, however this is because a Verrucae is a virus and so there is no way of guaranteeing its eradication.
Nail Surgery is he removal of the entire nail or the part of the nail that is ingrowing. The procedure is performed with a local anaesthetic which is injected into the base of the toe which is being operated on, the injections can be painful. However once the toe is numb the removal of the nail is not painful. Once the anaesthetic wears off the toe can be sore and if you can take paracetamol, this is usually sufficient to reduce the pain levels significantly . Nail surgery provides a long term cure of ingrowing nails. Follow up redressing appointments are included in the price of the treatment.