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Podiatry

 

What can our podiatrists do?

Podiatrists can be thought of as a type of foot doctor. We can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear.

Our podiatrists provide preventative care, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of problems affecting the feet, ankle and lower legs. Our specialist skills focus on tending infections, ailments, defects and injuries of the foot and lower leg, as well as treating foot and nail conditions which place the foot at ‘higher risk’ such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, circulatory disease and neurological conditions.

We can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems including:

  • Toenail problems such as thickened or ingrown toenails
  • Fungal nails using the most latest and effective laser treatment
  • Corns and calluses
  • Verrucas using the latest and most efficient laser treatment
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Smelly feet
  • Sports injuries relating to the feet, ankle and lower legs
  • Dry and cracked heels
  • Flat feet
  • Bunions
  • Biomechanics and Orthotics
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Toenail reconstruction
  • Nail surgery

How can a podiatrist help?

You may want to see our podiatrists for advice and treatment if you have painful feet, plantar fasciitis, thickened or discoloured toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as varrucas/warts, scaling or peeling on the soles or any other foot-related problem.

Our podiatrists can also supply orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain.

Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of podiatry to have the hard skin on your feet removed, toenails clipped, to find out if you’re wearing the right shoes (take your shoes with you for specific advice on footwear) or just to check that you’re looking after your feet properly.

Cutera 1064 Nd:YAG laser technology:

At the Letchworth Clinic we are now able offer the most up-to-date, efficient and effective method for the treatment of verrucas/warts and fungal nails with our Cutera 1064 Nd:YAG laser.

Call our friendly team on 01462 670900 for more information on any of our treatments or to make a booking.

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