What Can We Do For You?
Problematic nails that are thick, ingrown or damaged can be very debilitating and unsightly. This can lead to the surrounding skin and nails to becoming infected with bacteria or fungus.
At Acorn Sports Podiatry, we see a diverse range of problematic nail conditions which can be treated by our HCPC registered podiatrists. In many cases, a one-off treatment is all that is required, but if the nails are persistently troublesome then the podiatrist will provide an alternative treatment plan for permanent resolution, such as nail surgery under local anaesthetic.
If you have a problem with your nails, we advise booking an appointment for a consultation where the podiatrist can explain the treatment process. Early diagnosis and treatment will prevent continued pain and reoccurrence.
What Conditions Do We Treat In Routine Podiatry?
- Nails: damaged, thick, painful, yellow, fungal and ingrown
- Skin: corns, hard, dry and cracked skin
- Infections of the skin such as athlete’s foot
- Foot odour, sweaty feet, eczema, psoriasis and dermatitis
At Acorn we provide a selection of treatment options. If you do not suffer from any of the above conditions and have more foot/ankle and posture-related problems, visit our biomechanical assessment page as this may be more suited to your needs.
- A full review of medical history and medications
- Listen to the patient’s concerns to devise a treatment plan suited to your needs
- Treatment of corns, hard, dry skin, trimming of nails and, if necessary, reduction in thickness of nails (remove full stop)
- On completion of treatment, a soothing antibacterial spray will be applied
- Our fully qualified podiatrist will provide you with advice on how to keep your feet in tip top condition and prevent any future problems. If required, the podiatrist may suggest further treatment options
Common concerns patients attend with:
- Difficulty cutting nails
- Hard skin (callus) sometimes with cracks to skin/heels
- Verrucae diagnosis and treatment
- Problematic nail conditions. E.g fungal, ingrown, psoriatic, thick, discoloured
- Athlete’s foot