Langham Place Foot Clinic
6 Langham Place
Telephone: 01604 630 649
6 days from 8am to 8pm.
IN-GROWING TOE NAILS
Some people have one or many in-growing toenails. Often they are due to damage for example an injury but sometimes they are an inherited problem. Treatment depends upon their cause. Patients may have conservative treatment involving regular examination and relief of pain under a maintenance programme or they may choose a surgical permanent removal of the ingrowing part of the nail under local anaesthesia.
We will always discuss and advise the best option for each individual patient.
Are a viral infection of the skin by the human papilloma virus. They are warts. Some are painful, others are not. They vary in size and shape and only require removal if painful or spreading. If treatment is indicated then a short course of acid therapy will be
advised. This will entail several treatments at usually 3 week intervals to eradicate the problem.
CORNS AND CALLUS
Are areas of painful hardskin. These can occur on toes, between toes, under toenails, and on the soles of feet. Often they are caused by ill -fitting shoes but sometimes it may be due to the way we walk or just the wrong sort of shoes.
A very painful condition usually with many possible causes. The treatment normally involves a biomechanical assessment of the lower limb and often prescription of insoles.
The plantar fascia is the large band of tissue on the sole of the foot from the heel to the ball of the foot. The pain is worst first thing in the morning and gets slightly better during the day. On rising from the sitting position again will aggravate the pain. Treatment will involve strapping, insoles and advice about shoeware and weight.
This is a fungal infection of the foot affecting skin , nails or both. Usually associated with a moist skin leading to cracks (fissures) between the toes which then allows the infection to infiltrate. Treatment will involve general footcare advice, the use of anti-fungal creams, daily astringents, and a possible recommendation of a course of tablets.
PROBLEMS WITH BLOOD CIRCULATION
Diabetes, Raynauds, Chilblains, and many other conditions are associated with circulatory disfunction.All patients will be routinely checked regarding the circulation and neurological status of their feet to monitor possible development of such conditions and any appropriate referrals will be carried out.
Osteo-arthritis, Rheumatoid, Gout and Psoriatic Arthritis, all cause considerable pain in the foot. General footwear advice and the provison of Orthotics (Insoles) can help relieve many of the symptoms.
The prescription and provision of Orthotics (Insoles) may help in many cases to relieve most of the symptoms associated with this condition.The term Excessive Pronation will be used to describe the process involved in the flattening of the feet and the treatment instigated will endeavour to control the excessive pronation.
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