Many of the everyday conditions Podiatrists deal with are commonly still referred to as Chiropody treatments.
Common conditions we treat are:
- Corns & Callus/hard skin
- Thickened or discoloured toenails
- Ingrowing toenails
- Nail infections
- Nail surgery
- Cracked heels
- Athletes foot
Treatment may involve one or a combination of the following:
Painful corns and areas of thickened hard skin are removed painlessly using scalpel debridement.
Ingrowing toenails are also painlessly treated using a scalpel. If the ingrown nail is too painful your Podiatrist may use a local anaesthetic in order not to experience any pain.
Thickened toenails are reduced using a specialised nail drill, which is also painless.
Cracked heels are derided with a scalpel and we may use a light sanding disc to make them smooth. Verrucae may be treated in a number of ways, depending on it’s location on the foot, the age and medical history of the patient, but this may involve the use of chemicals, freezing or a combination of therapies.