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As we age, we naturally develop more problems with our feet due to normal daily wear and tear of joints, but also because the skin starts to become thin and loses its elasticity, as well as being dry and much more fragile. Read more here.
Athlete’s foot is a skin fungal infection. It can lead to intense itching, cracked, blistered or peeling areas of skin, redness and scaling. It can occur on moist, waterlogged skin usually between the fourth and fifth toes initially, or on dry, flaky skin around the heels or elsewhere on the foot. AKS Podiatry now offer painless COLD LASER treatment. Further information can be found on read more here.
A Biomechanical assessment involves a complex evaluation of the feet, legs and body position whilst weight-bearing and non weight – bearing, evaluation of movements assessment of muscle strength assessed and motion measurements.
Prescribe Orthotics (if necessary). We can provide bespoke (made to measure) Orthotics, should they be required.
Foot exercises, foot care and footwear advice.
Blisters are painful, fluid-filled lesions produced by friction and pressure. They can be caused by: Read more here.
When we walk or stand, our body weight is carried first on the heel and then on the ball of the foot, where the skin is thicker to withstand the pressure. When this pressure becomes excessive, some areas of skin thicken in the form of corns and callus, as a protective response. Read more here.
Any injury or hard skin has the potential to develop into something more serious if you have diabetes. When the skin is damaged, it may not heal so easily and sometimes this can cause an ulcer to form on your foot. Read more here.
Heel pain is a common occurrence and in most cases the pain is caused by some form of mechanical injury caused by small repetitive injuries that occur at a rate faster than the body can heal them. Read more here.
A nail becomes “in-grown” when the side of the nail begins to cut into the surrounding skin. The skin may become infected and could cause severe discomfort. We regularly treat patients with this condition and are able to relieve the pressure on the nail bed quickly. In very severe cases of “in-grown” toenails, we are qualified to remove the nail under local anaesthetic.
Please note that our intensions always are, whenever possible to save the nail.
Evaluation of the “in-grown” nail
Immediate treatment to relieve patient's discomfort
Discuss preventative measures with patient
If the nail is to be removed under local anaesthetic, all post-operative appointments are included until toe is fully healed.
Would like to know more about Nail Surgery? See the video here.
Osteo-arthritis (OA) is often called the ‘wear and tear’ arthritis. It occurs when the cartilage of a joint (a thin layer of gristle that covers the end of the bones and allows them to glide over each other) becomes damaged. Read more here.
Whether you are a professional athlete or play sport just for fun, the demands made on your feet and lower limbs can lead to a range of injuries, including blisters, sprained ankles, torn ligaments, shin splints (leg pain), knee pain, low back pain and other joint or muscle problems. Read more here.
Sweaty feet is a complaint known as Hyperhidrosis (or excessive sweating) and has a lot to do with how the sweat glands in this part of the body work. Most of us have suffered from foot perspiration and odour from time to time, yet for some people, sweaty feet (along with sweaty palms and armpits) are a persistent problem which can be embarrassing and uncomfortable.
Verrucae are plantar warts that commonly occur on the soles of the feet or around the toe area. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which is highly contagious through direct person to person contact. Read more here.