This is known as a Partial Nail Avulsion. This is a simple surgical procedure, performed under local anaesthetic to permanantly remove the ingrown section of the nail, reshaping the offending side, to prevent reoccurrence. This is considered a particular specialty of our senior Podiatrist.
This procedure is pain free and takes about one hour. You will need to have the toe dressed and kept dry for at least a week, and because of the anaesthetic, you should arrange transport as you may be unable to drive home. You will also need at least one follow up appointment.
Some fungal nails are obviously fungal, and yet some are not as clear. We have invested in the latest testing system, so we can definatively diagnose active fungus within a nail sample taken in clinic. This test takes aproximately 5 mins, and we can advice best which treatment is undertaken if needed.
Verruca needling is fast becoming one of the 'go to' procedures for stubborn verrucae. A quick safe surgical procedure under local anaesthesia, which offers a success rate unparalleled by common freezing and acid methods.
It is important you discuss your options with your Podiatrist, and note you will not be able to drive for several hours after treatment, and will need to keep off you feet as much as possible for the first few days, depending where on your foot your verruca was.
Soft Tissue Mobilisation (STM) is an intervention to help with injuries in the foot and lower leg. It is a gentle treatment and can help improve the function of various lower limb conditions and most muscular and ligamentous injuries, leading to improved foot postural control.
Soft Tissue Mobilisation is achieved by using isolated movements of soft tissue fibres, muscular or ligamentous, with the intention of improving circulation, restoring flexibility and fibre alignment. As the movement occurs this reduces any tension in the muscles and ligaments restoring and improving function of the tissues post-injury or post-surgery.
It can help following surgery to reduce swelling and to release painful ‘knots’ in calf muscles. Careful palpation and massage is used to relax the tension in the fascia, enhance local circulation and improve neurological response. An added benefit is that it feels very relaxing and optimises recovery.
Specialist service offered by Jenny Burns only