24 York Rd, Wetherby LS22 6SL. 01937 584775

Chiropody

We are now pleased to offer medical chiropody and advice on general foot health. Many skin lesions such as corns and callus can be resolved using biomechanical principles and shoe advice, allowing improvement and reducing the need for repeat care. Alongside routine care of the feet which involves removal of corns and callus, Podiatry Clinics provide specialist care and advice for people with diabetes and arthritis. Minor surgery can also be performed to remove problem toenails.

We can treat a range of foot problems, including:

  • Corns
  • Calluses and hard skin
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Bunions
  • Clawing toes
  • Surgical nail corrections
  • Athletes foot and fungal infections
  • Management of feet affected by diabetes
  • Neurological and vascular testing
  • Verrucas

For more information about the various foot problems you may be experiencing, please visit The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists website.

Ingrowing Toenails

ingrowing_toenailOnychocryptosis is the medical term which applies when the edge of a nail plate of a toenail embeds in varying degrees into the soft tissue around it? This usually caused pain, swelling and if left untreated and underlying infection begins to form.

Causes
May range from improper trimming of the nail, which in turn cases a nail spike to pierce the soft surrounding tissue. To long standing complains where the soft tissue has grown over the nail plate and the nail embeds itself into this tissue as it grows. Trauma to the nail can also cause the nail plate to embed into the surrounding tissue.

Infection due to in-growing toenails

Here at Podiatry Clinics (York) Ltd we are able to offer you the one stop shop for in growing toenail treatments. As a podiatrist, and if assessed as being necessary, we will be able to dispense you a course of antibiotics to eliminate the underlining infection without you having to make additional appointment with your GP. This will hopefully save you time and more importantly discomfort.

Treatment ranges

Conservative treatment in mild cases involves the resection (clipping out) of the offending nail spike. This can be undertaken with or without a local anaesthetic depending on the assessment and wishes of the patient.

For a recurrent or excessively painful in growing toenail, a minor medical procedure can be carried out at the clinic. This involves permanently removing a small strip of nail or the whole nail under local anaesthetic. The nail bed, which is where the nail grows from, is inactivated by the use of a strong chemical call Phenol. This also helps to reduce the level of post-operative pain as the nerve endings are inactivated also.