Treatments

HIGH-QUALITY FOOT TREATMENTS IN PUTNEY

Foot health checks

Foot health checks

Good foot health is essential for all. Without comfortable feet life can be miserable. Even if your feet aren’t causing you pain or discomfort it is a good idea to have your feet checked once or twice a year to avoid potential problems. I have many patients who come to me to get their feet “tidied up” for the summer or before a holiday, so they can wear their sandals and go bare foot confidently!

Visit us for a complete range of chiropody and podiatry services in South West London.

Corns and calluses

The removal of corns and dry dead skin cells is important to restore the original elasticity of the skin. At Fiona Hodge Podiatrist, all our treatments are tailored to suit your individual needs. Visit us today for a healthy foot !
Corns and calluses

Verruca treatment

Verruca treatment

Chemical treatment and cryotherapy (freezing) are available. Unfortunately, no treatment is 100% guaranteed to succeed as yet, but over the years I have developed methods which give a high success rate. The method chosen is tailored to suit the patient, depending on life style, age, and the patient’s level of commitment.

Ingrown toe nails

Ingrown toe nails can be a very painful and inconvenient condition. Treatment may be as simple as advising the patient on correct nail cutting technique alongside one or two treatments to relieve the currently affected nail. In more chronic cases, a simple minor surgical procedure to permanently remove a small section of nail under local anaesthesia is required.
Ingrown toe nails

Biomechanics and orthotics

Biomechanics and orthotics

Biomechanics is the study of the mechanics of the body, especially of the forces exerted by muscles and gravity on the skeletal structure.

In podiatry we use an understanding of biomechanics and musculoskeletal medicine to treat pain and pathologies in the lower limb and foot.

An abnormal stance and gait (walking pattern) can be the cause of recurrent postural problems which commonly include:
  • Heel pain/plantar fasciitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s neuroma
  • Flat feet
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Knee pain
  • Lower back pain
  • Ankle pain
Orthotics (3-dimensional insoles) can be prescribed to correct these abnormalities and relieve the pain.

Diabetic foot assessment

People diagnosed with diabetes can develop foot complications including loss of sensation in the feet. This can result in a diabetic having an injury or condition that they are unaware of. Consequently, it can go untreated and worsen. People with diabetes should have annual foot assessments to monitor any loss of sensation. Numb feet should be always protected and checked regularly for damage.

Diabetes can also affect the blood supply to the feet, causing a delay in the healing of any wound and increasing the risk of infection. The circulation to the feet is also checked during a diabetic foot assessment.
Diabetic foot assessment

Fungal infections

Fungal infections

Athlete's foot is a fungal infection characterised by itching, redness, peeling and blistering skin. Although it is most commonly found in between the toes, it can also be found elsewhere on the feet. If left untreated, it can spread to the toe nails. This is a more difficult condition to treat and leaves the nails looking thick, crumbly and often yellow in appearance or flaky and white.
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For efficient foot treatments by professionals in Putney, South West London 
call Fiona Hodge Podiatrist on
07702 270 580
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