Any patient new to the clinic or if they have not been seen for two years or more will need to undergo a new patient appointment. The clinician will need to know your up to date medical history and any medication prescribed in order that best treatment options are discussed and offered. The appointment includes a foot health check in order to check the sensation and circulation of the feet. Treatment options will be discussed. The appointment includes routine treatment of nail cutting, corn and callus removal if required.
A routine podiatry appointment usually includes a review of foot concerns, toenail cutting, corn and callus removal followed by application of foot emollient or heel balm.
Simple Nail cutting is offered after initial new patient assessment appointment as a short appointment, for people who are unable to manage toenail cutting themselves, this may include people who have high medical risk and are concerned about damaging the feet when cutting their toenails, this may include people with diabetes, limited visibility, on anticoagulants, or at high risk of infection.
All Verrucae are caused by the papilloma virus. If the skin is exposed to excessive moisture or dry ness which can allow small cracks to appear in the skin this can allow the virus to enter.
Verrucae are commonly spread in communal areas like changing rooms and swimming pools.
Verrucae often heal on their own, with long standing verrucae hard skin can form over them making it more difficult for over the counter treatments to penetrate the verrucae.
The verrucae appointment is a short appointment and can be booked after a new patient assessment appointment which will include the first treatment, it is for people who want to discuss treatment options, have verrucae with overlaying callus debrided or want to undergo a weekly intensive treatment with caustics. Some verrucae are persistent and do not resolve even after treatment.
A redressing appointment is a short appointment for ongoing wound care, the wound will be monitored and redressed if appropriate
A Podiatry biomechanics specialist will use principles of biomechanics to assess how a patient moves and determine how this fits in to their injury, or patterns of pain.
The assessment will include a full evaluation of muscle strength, joint mobility and health, neurological status (How the nerves are working) and may include using the optigait infra-red gait analysis and gyko postural analysis with videoing of walking and/or running.
For review of ongoing treatment, orthotics prescribed, and advice with any exercises prescribed
Nail surgery is an option to remove the side of a nail or the whole nail if appropriate after initial new patient assessment
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