PodiatrySore and tired feet? Need some advice about footcare?
Helping Your Feet Feel Good
From initial consultation and assessment to diagnosis and treatment. Podiatry can help your feet feel good and stay healthy.
A HCPC Registered Podiatrist is trained and licensed to diagnose conditions. We provide treatment and advice for all common disorders of the foot and lower limb such as:
- complex nails including ingrowing toenails
- enucleation of corns
- debridement of callus
- athletes foot
- de-roofing of epidermal cysts
- cracked skin fissure
- dry skin
NAIL CUTTING CLINICS
- upkeep of nails
- fungal nails
- minor callus
- athletes foot
Looking for nail surgery? We provide that too. Find out more on our Nail Surgery page.
DIABETIC FOOT CARE
An annual foot check for diabetics to check neuropathy depletion and blood sugar levels.
This check can be carried out for those who think they may be diabetic or who have been diagnosed with Type I or Type II Diabetes.
- chemical cautery
- acid therapy
- VP needling
DID YOU KNOW?
The average adult takes 4000 to 6000 steps a day and our feet carry us the equivalent of five times round the earth in an average lifetime.
The foot consists of 28 bones, 214 ligaments and 38 muscles that support our body weight as we walk.
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FOOTCARE FOR PEOPLE WITH DIABETES
There are a number of ways to take good care of your feet if you’re diabetic:
Check your feet every day – look for colour changes or damage to the skin. If you see anything unusual or have a cut, scratch or blister, contact your Podiatrist, especially if it’s not healing.
Clean and dress any cuts, scratches or wounds – remember, diabetes may affect your ability to heal and reduce your natural ability to fight bacteria. Consequently, you should run water over the wound, dry the skin around the wound (but not the wound itself) and apply a sterile dressing before consulting your Podiatrist or GP.
Always wear footwear – if you’ve lost feeling in your feet, it’s possible that you may unknowingly damage them by standing on a sharp object and piercing the skin without realizing.
Always wear shoes that fit properly – wear shoes that do not mark the skin or cause irritation. When buying new shoes, get your feet measured. If you feel you need a smaller size shoe because your existing size begins to feel loose, see your Podiatrist as this may be an early sign of loss of feeling in your feet.
Never sit with your feet too close to a fire – it’s also adviseable to remove a hot water bottle or switch off an electric blanket before getting into bed.
Initial Assessment & Treatment
A full foot health assessment with the lead podiatrist. Thorough examination, diagnosis, comprehensive treatment and footcare advice for all foot complaints (corns, callus, thickened and fungal nails, skin infections, verrucae, ingrowing toe nails, bunions and abnormalities).
A full foot health assessment, including a neurological and vascular status will be given and appropriate treatment provided. You will also be assessed for any future treatment.
Includes diabetic foot care consultation.
Routine Podiatry Treatment (30 mins)
A podiatry consultation (domiciliary) consisting of a brief discussion to ensure that there have been no changes in either Medical History or Presenting Complaint. A full treatment as per treatment plan will be carried out.
Domiciliary Home Visits
Book a home visit.
We’ll visit you in the comfort of your own home. Alternative out of hours visits are available on request.
Please call us on 07979 918542 to book an appointment.
Dressings applied as required, after trauma, surgery or ulceration.
Initial assessment: full foot health check and diagnosis followed by treatment
Verrutop treatment: a painless treatment that kills the verrucae tissue by breaking down its protein structure, leaving intact skin underneath
Chemical abolition: a therapy that slowly destroys virus-infected epidermis
Verrucae debridement of the tissue: to elicit the immune response, sealed by chemical cautery
Verrucae needling: under local anaesthetic. A deep penetrative treatment (requires a single session)
Finestra Treatment & Aftercare For Fungal Nails
What Is the Finestra Method?
The Finestra Method for the treatment of fungal nails is a process of drilling tiny, painless micro-holes known as fenestration, directly into the affected portion of the nail plate to the nail bed.
A topical antifungal agent called Terbinafine (brand name Lamisil) is applied to the nail plate allowing diffusion through the micro-holes to the infected layers.
Daily application of the anti-fungal agent is needed to clear the fungal spores, aiding the growing out of the damaged nail and eradicating the infection.
Without daily use of the fungal spray, clearance of the infection is highly unlikely and treatment with the Lamisil spray should be used until instructed otherwise.
Treatment & Aftercare
Initial Assessment: A course of Finestra treatment. Includes 3 x treatments, with each appointment is 1 hour long (time may vary depending on how many nails require treatment):
- Nails will be cut every 6 weeks
- An application of the fungicidal spray needs to be applied daily by the patient
- We may request before and after pictures, but will discuss this with the patient prior to treatment
Routine Nail Cutting Service
Nail cutting, removal of hard skin and calluses including the treatment of complex nail conditions.
Minor Surgery Under Local Anaesthetic
Surgery to treat painful corns, lesions and cysts, where an anaesthetic is required.
For some 20 years I had a problem with calluses on the ball of my left foot. After consultations with various chiropody practices without any improvement, I had almost given up. I would have to put up with the discomfort. When Gill Newhouse opened her surgery I thought I’d give it a try.
After 1 consultation and treatment, I went for a walk without any discomfort, something I had not been able to do for a very long time. I now do 7-8 mile walks without any problems.
I have no hesitation in recommending anyone to have a consultation with Gill Newhouse. It will be well worth it.
WHAT MAKES OUR PODIATRISTS SPECIAL?
Podiatry covers far more than just the routine cutting of nails and day to day care.
Every HCPC Registered Podiatrist is medically trained in their speciality and is experienced in all aspects of care from the knee downwards, from simple nail care, verrucae, corns and bunions to diabetic ulcers and gangrene.
At every visit, even if it is needed just because you are unable to cut your toe nails, a HCPC Registered Podiatrist will always check the circulation, skin tone and texture and many other signs of general health.
I have problem feet and Gill has been treating me for approximately 4 years.
I can’t describe the difference her care has made. I feel my feet are ‘normal’ thanks to her.
Thank you Gill and team.