Runnymede Foot Clinic offers the highest standards of Podiatry and Chiropody with every treatment. During every consultation we aim to ensure that each patient is left relaxed, happy, and free of any previous pain or discomfort.
Routine Nail Care and Treatment
There are many reasons why people can find it difficult at times to cut their own toe nails or remove hard skin. Runnymede Foot Clinic can help by offering a specialist nail care and callus reduction service. We aim to relieve any discomfort on the day and to promote long term comfort and mobility.
Corns & Callus
Corns are made up of an intense build up of tissue on the sole of the foot, top of the toes or between the toes. Callus is also made up of a build up of skin which becomes hard and uncomfortable. Both corns and callus can be extremely painful and debilitating, At the Runnymede Foot Clinic we can effectively treat these conditions allowing patients to leave the clinic pain free after one consultation and treatment.
Fungal Nail Infections
Thickening and discolouration of toe nails can be a sign of fungal infection. Fungal nails can be difficult to diagnose but Runnymede Foot Clinic offers a diagnostic service which can confirm the presence of this condition.
There are several forms of treatment for fungal nail infections. Treatment can involve topical and oral medication or laser depending on the severity of the condition. Runnymede Foot Clinic can offer professional advice on the most appropriate treatment to resolve the infection. Topical treatments are available in the clinic and referral to GP may be offered in some circumstances.
Foot and Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis
Plantar fasciitis symptoms are characterised by a sharp, often burning type of pain localised underneath the heel area of the foot (or feet). The pain is often worse first thing in the morning, with continuous standing or following exercise.
This debilitating and painful condition requires consultation followed by the development of an individualised treatment plan. Treatment options are pain relief management and orthotic prescription.
In-Growing Toe Nails
In-growing toe nails can become a problem at any age from early childhood right up to those who are more elderly. This debilitating condition can cause the affected area to become inflamed, infected and extremely painful. Occasionally a single conservative treatment may resolve the situation, however, more often a more long term solution may be necessary to resolve the situation permanently. In these situations a minimally invasive surgical procedure using local anaesthetic may be required to provide a long term solution. Contact Runnymede Foot Clinic on 01784 436790 to arrange a consultation to discuss the most appropriate way to treat your in-growing toe nails.
Verruca, caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), are usually located on the sole of the foot as a single or multiple outbreak. They can be very painful and can also be difficult to resolve when left untreated. The body’s immune system can be slow to recognise and therefore destroy the virus. The latest research indicates that the HPV virus can resolve when left untreated, however, the spread and development of a cluster or mosaic verruca formation is always a possibility alongside the risk of the virus spreading to other members of the family. A consultation at Runnymede Foot Clinic can explore the best treatment options for each patient with a view to long term resolution of the virus in the shortest possible time.
Biomechanics is the science behind the way your body works in movement. At Runnymede Foot Clinic we specialise in particular on how the movements of your foot and leg affects the rest of your body. It is important that feet are kept in good working order as their movement affects other areas in the body such as the knees, hips and back. Malalignment of the foot during standing and walking can cause pain and discomfort in any of these other areas because the body works as a whole unit in movement as the bones, muscles, ligaments and tendons do not work in isolation.
At Runnymede Foot Clinic a biomechanical assessment is carried out to determine the reason for any discomfort or pain in the feet, lower leg, hips or back. The Podiatrist / Chiropodist will discuss your symptoms with you and carry out a physical assessment. The assessment involves looking at the way you stand and walk, checking the joints and muscles for alignment and function and assessing your footwear and lifestyle. Following the assessment a treatment plan can be formulated which may include insole prescriptions, footwear advice or exercises to improve foot function.
A Mortons Neuroma is a benign thickening of the tissue around a nerve in the the foot. It is most common in the area of your foot above the third and 4th toes between the metatarsal bones and can cause burning and throbbing pain within this forefoot area, The pain often radiates towards the toes and is often associated with a tingling sensation or numbness. This condition can make walking extremely painful. Pain and discomfort is usually increased with continued high impact activity as this compresses and irritates the nerve. At Runnymede Foot Clinic the various treatment options can be explored to ensure a swift relief of the discomfort and a return to normal mobility. Conservative treatments such as footwear adaptations and the use of insoles to relieve the pressure between the metatarsals can often help.
Runnymede Foot Clinic’s Chiropody & Podiatry specialists offer a wide range of screening services including:
Foot Health Check
This is a similar concept to a dental check up. Your podiatrist will perform an assessment of your circulation, neurological status, general foot health and footwear. We will provide you with advice for self care and if necessary advise you on any treatment that may be required to ensure your feet remain healthy and in good working order.
Diabetes Check Up / Screening
Guidance from The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) states that people with diabetes should have a full diabetic foot assessment and screening once a year. This involves assessing the vascular supply, neurological status, skin and nail condition, structural alignment, footwear assessment and risk classification.
Diabetes complications in the foot can have serious consequences and regular assessment is an integral part of prevention. Runnymede Foot Clinic can provide this important assessment for all diabetic patients. Following the diabetic assessment on–going advice and suggestions can help ensure that your feet remain as healthy as possible. Simply contact the clinic for a diabetes assessment or screening consultation appointment.
For further information about how Diabetes can impact on your feet please visit the Diabetes UK website