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All basic foot care from hard skin to corn removal. Professional advice on all foot care aspects.
Some back, hip, knee and foot pain may arise from poor foot function. If this foot function can be corrected or partially corrected by the use of orthosis (functional shoe inserts) improvement in these conditions may be achieved.
Can alleviate foot and joint pain in some arthritic conditions, neuromas and plantar fasciitis with some patients achieving an immediate response to treatment. It is suggested, however, to obtain maximum results that a minimum course of four treatments be undertaken by the patient.
Verrucae are common viral infections which cause abnormal tissue growth and sometimes can be painful. These stubborn verrucae can usually be totally eliminated by freezing the affected area sometimes by just one procedure.
Electrosurgery utilises an electrical current and may be used to remove persistent lesions such as longstanding painful corns and verrucae. Electrosurgery is an option generally used when these type of lesions have been unresponsive to other conservative treatments.
This procedure is performed under local anaesthetic so there is no pain. You are advised to rest the foot for a day or so and usually completely heals in two to eight weeks depending on size, site etc.
Acute, chronic, painful nails may be permanently alleviated by the removal of a section or the complete nail under local anaesthetic eliminating the nail bed to prevent re-growth.
Verrutop is a new treatment in the UK and is a Class 2A Healthcare Product, which should only be used by a qualified medical professional. It is a topical solution based on a unique combination of three organic acids, lactic, acetic, and oxalic, which are combined with copper and zinc salts plus nitric acid to produce “Nitric Zinc Complex”. Verrutop is applied to verruca via a small capillary tube. The surface of the verruca is covered in the solution. The verruca may change colour and appear a white/yellow colour. Patients will be advised to apply surgical spirit to the verruca twice a day between treatments to aid the desiccation process. The process will be repeated every two weeks up to a maximum of six sessions.
The treatment in the vast majority of cases is painless. Some patients may experience a slight tingling or burning sensation. If this is the case, it is short term.
should not be used:
• On healthy skin
• On tumours, keloids or flat warts
• On children under the age of 6 years
• On women who are pregnant or breast feeding
• On patients with impaired circulation or sensation
• On patients already using other topical treatments
• On patients already undergoing other skin treatments, e.g. skin cancer
Topical treatment for nails affected by fungal nail infection or psoriasis.
Improves the appearance of discoloured and deformed nails. It has a physical keratolytic effect and degrades the cells of fungi that typically cause fungal nail infection. Increasing hydration, gently smoothens the outer layers of the nail plate and, by changing the nail’s microenvironment and improving nail surface integrity, keeps nails in good condition.