Treatments

Here at footworks we pride ourselves on offering a wide range of treatments to help keep patients on their feet:

  • Routine Treatments

    At the footworks clinic we offer a professional and friendly service for the following conditions:

    Please note all routine treatments are also available to patients in their own home for a small additional charge which covers travel time and fuel costs.

     

    Ageing Feet
    Arthritic Feet
    Athletes Foot (Tinea Pedis)
    Blisters
    Bunions
    Chilblains
    Corns
    Cracked Heels
    Diabetic Feet
    Embedded Foreign Objects
    Gout
    Hammer Toes
    Hard Skin (Callus)
    Heel Pain
    Metatarsalgia
    Nail Cutting / Advise for the following:
    Discoloured Nails,
    Fungal Nails (Onychomycosis),
    Ingrown Toe Nails (Onychocryptosis),
    Loose / Falling Off Nails (Onycholysis),
    Non Pathological Nails,
    Psoriatic Nails,
    Rams Horn Nails (Onychogryphosis),
    Thicken Nails (Onychauxis),
    and many other nail conditions
    Sweaty Feet (Hyper-hidrosis)
    Ulcers
    Verruca

  • Orthotics

    Orthotics, commonly referred to as insoles, help align your foot to give you the best possible posture.

     

    Orthotics are a specialised device which are placed into shoes to help correct the alignment and posture of your feet. Orthotics work by redistributing weight. The vast majority of foot problems can be linked to improper foot posture see Biomechanics.

     

    Before any insoles can be given the patient needs to have a full Biomechanics assessment. This assessment is used to assess the patients gait (walk), stance and foot posture. Once the assessment is completed we will inform the patient of the findings and if necessary develop a personalised treatment plan specific to their needs. They will also be given guidance on the best orthotic for them from the list below:

     

    Customised orthotics
    Semi-bespoke orthotics
    Chair side orthotics

  • Biomechanics

    Biomechanics, along with its principles are used to effectively diagnose the cause and best treatment plan for pain/injury. It may also be used as a preventive measure to help reduce the chance of injury whilst enhancing your sports performance.

    Biomechanics can be used to diagnose and treat:

     

    Legs
    Illiotibial Band Syndrome
    Leg Length Discrepancy
    Knee Pain
    Patellofemoral Syndrome
    Shin Splints
    Achilles Tendinitis

     

    Ankle
    Accessory Navicular Syndrome
    Kohlers Disease

     

    Heel
    Plantar Fasciitis (Heel pain)
    Sever’s Disease (Apophysitis of the calcaneus)

     

    Foot
    Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction
    Low arch (Excessive Pronation)
    High arch (Excessive Supination)
    Morton’s Neuroma
    Plus many more.

     

    For examples of treatments from a biomechanics assessment please see Orthotics

  • Minor Surgery

    At footworks we are fully licensed to carry out minor surgery under local anaesthetic.
    After surgery patients are offered a complimentary review.

     

    Nail Surgery for Ingrown Toe Nails

    Depending on each individual case patients will be advised on their best treatment for their nail(s). This can vary from self care advise, routine treatment or nail surgery.

    Several surgical procedures are available depending on the severity of your ingrown toenail. They range from removal of a small portion of your nail (Partial Nail Avulsion) to removal of your entire toenail (Total Nail Avulsion).

     

    Faukners (Dry) Needling for Verruca

    Verrucas are a common occurrence on the feet caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) through direct person to person contact.

    Dry needling is a new treatment for HPV which is a relatively painless procedure. The verruca is punctured with a small needle under local anaesthetic to cause bleeding and stimulate the body’s immune system to resolve the problem. Unlike other verruca treatments which require weekly treatment, dry needling only requires quarterly treatment, if necessary.

     

  • Nail Reconstruction

    Footworks uses a specific gel system designed for toenails that is only available from qualified podiatrists. It is an extremely elastic UV gel which adapts to the movements of the toe. Its unique adhesive properties mean that good results can even be achieved on calloused layers of skin where there is no toe nail.

     

    It is also effective on scaly nail surfaces, for correcting ridges and deformations, for hiding discolouration and for protecting growing toe nails.

     

    This pain-free procedure creates an ascetically pleasing result which allows patients to display their toes confidently.

    A range of colours are available for patients to match their natural nail.

     

    The picture below is an example of a nail reconstruction completed at Footworks.

     Posted with patient consent

     

    Nail reconstruction can help with the following:

    Broken Nails
    Discoloured Nails
    Fungal Nails
    Post Nail Surgery
    Psoriatic Nails
    Thicken Nails

     

    Prices for Nail Reconstruction starts from £20 per nail.

  • Medical Pedicure

    A medical pedicure is about combining a medical foot treatment with a relaxing pedicure.

     

    Pedicurists are not trained to remove callus (hard skin) using a scalpel, treat corns or problematic nails. In some cases, some pedicurist will refuse to touch some types of feet as they know that they do not have the necessary skills to deal with them. For a lot of patients, this means they will have to attend a podiatrist/ chiropodist to be treated before making an appointment with a beautician for their pedicure.

     

    A medical pedicure is an hour long appointment, at Footworks a fully qualified podiatrist will spend 30 minute with you completing:

     

    Cut, file and shape all nails,
    Safely surgically removed all corns and callus (not painful),
    Identify any foot problems,
    Answer any foot health questions you may have

     

    This will be followed by a relaxing:

     

    Foot scrub to help smooth rough skin
    Ultra hydrating foot masque to help replenish your skin moisturise
    Heated Boots
    Foot Spa soak completed with water jets
    A relaxing leg and foot massage
    Finishing with a nail polish to leaving your feet revitalised and glowing.

     

    Prices start £40