Your treatment will depend on the type of complaint you are experiencing. Some of the common treatments are explained further below.
Your podiatrist may use sharp debridement, in which, a scalpel is used to remove hard skin in the form of corns and callus. All treatments are carried out following the latest guidelines and with the highest standards of hygiene and sterilisation of instruments.
Your podiatrist may give you exercises and stretches to do on a regular basis at home or they may prescribe an orthotic to fit inside your usual shoe. In the latter case a temporary insole may be given and reviewed at a subsequent appointment and if successful, a more permanent orthotic can be made for you.
Your podiatrist may recommend nail surgery performed under local anaesthetic, for some infected, septic or painful nail conditions. There are a number of procedures that are possible and your podiatrist will discuss your options with you before gaining consent for the procedure. The highest standards of hygiene are adhered to and the procedure is performed under sterile conditions to reduce the risk of infection.