Podiatrist have general medical training to ensure they understand medical conditions that can affect the lower limbs, including many systemic conditions. Below are some of the more common conditions that we treat, but the list is not exhaustive. We have advice sheets you can download for some of the more common problems. It is important to ensure that you seek advice or treatment from a HCPC registered podiatrist or your GP.

Chiropody

Chiropody

Routine chiropody includes the treatment of thick fungal nails, ingrown nails, simple nail cuts, corns, callus, verruca cracked heels, general foot aches and pains, diabetic foot care. Additional treatment may include nail surgery, acupuncture, ultrasound, dry needling verruca in addition to the normal treatments.

Sports Podiatry

Leg, Knee, ankle or foot pain, shin splints, cramps and over use injury are all common lower limb problems in sport. Podiatrist can assess and manage your injury and may be able to provide orthotics for both short & long term management. Sport patients are normally seen by the Podiatrist at The clinic in the Marlowe Innovation centre Ramsgate, we also have access to Physiotherapists, Sports Massage Therapists so can provide a complete care service for you.

Sports Podiatry
Children's Feet

Children’s Feet

Our Podiatrist is trained in podo-paediatrics (Children’s foot problems). Often parents are concerned about their child’s feet as they appear flat footed or walk on tip toe’s as child begins to walk and grow. Many of the concerns raised by parents are just part of normal healthy development and resolve without intervention. Sometimes the problem is related to delayed development or medical conditions that may require treatment. If you have concerns book an appointment for an assessment and discuss your concerns with the podiatrist.

Nail Surgery

Ingrowing toe nails, thickened fungal nails or pincer nails are some of the problems that can cause lots of pain and discomfort. Our podiatrist can carry out nail surgery under local anaesthetic (an injection to numb your toe or foot). The offending nail may be partially or fully removed and a chemical can be used to help prevent the nail regrowing. Talk over the option with the podiatrist.

Nail Surgery
Injection Therapy

Injection Therapy

Steroid injections can be used when other treatments i.e. footwear advice, callus removal, stretching, or custom made orthotics have only reduced the pain and the problem still persists to a degree. Steroid injections are useful for digital Morton’s neuromas, Joint pain and arthritis, Plantar Fasciitis or heel pain and Achilles Tendonitis.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture can be used to treat a range of lower limb conditions, you can discuss with your podiatrist if this is could be an appropriate addition to your treatment plan. So,whether acupuncture can help you can only really be decided after discussion. As a general guide, if you are suffering from pain, acupuncture may well help to improve your pain depending on the area.

In the hands of properly trained practitioners, acupuncture appears to be a very safe form of treatment. It is certainly safer than many of the drug treatments we use. However, any procedure that involves inserting needles into the body has some potential problems. In addition, there are a few “side effects” produced by acupuncture treatment that can be troublesome in certain people.

Colin has been trained in Acupuncture specifically for podiatrist to treat leg/foot/ankle problems and is a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

Accupuncture
Medical Conditions

Medical Conditions

If you have a chronic medical condition such as diabetes, vascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis or are taking long term steroids, warfarin etc you need to take extra care of you feet to ensure minor problems do not develop into more serious problems. Our podiatrist is medically trained holding a BSc Hons degree in Podiatric Medicine, so I as able to competently deal with all you foot care needs whatever your medical problems.