Diagnosis and treatment
of foot disordersMaidenhead Podiatry and Chiropractic Clinic
We are delighted that Maidenhead Podiatry has been accredited by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists for both our in-clinic and domiciliary services. This means that we have reviewed our practice standards to ensure that they comply with national standards and best practice within the profession.
In achieving accredited status, we have undertaken a careful review of the practice which has been checked and verified by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.
We applied for practice accreditation because we believe that our clients have the right to be confident that care is being provided within a safe and healthy environment.
With a range of other criteria the scheme also ensures that:
Reusable instruments are properly cleaned and sterilised between patients
Staff engage in continuing professional development to keep their knowledge and skills up to date
Patient confidentiality is respected and proper care is taken with patient information
We explain treatment options, where appropriate, and cost so that patients can make an informed choice
Appropriate referral pathways exist for patients, who need specialist care
Practice working methods are constantly reviewed.
General Foot Care
We are equipped to deal with any foot problem. Many of the people who attend our clinic come for treatment of everyday foot care concerns such as nail trimming, thickened nails, corns and hard skin removal. Some seek relief from soreness, pain and discomfort, while others wish to improve the appearance of their feet to display them with confidence.
Ingrowing toenails are often caused by poor nail cutting or accidental damage leading to the nail growing into the flesh at the side of the toe. In most cases this can be resolved painlessly by carefully removing the spur and dressing the toe to prevent infection during healing.
Verrucas, a viral infection of the skin can be a problem at any age and although we offer an alternative for young children, Cryosurgery (or freezing) and Dry Needling is offered for the treatment of stubborn verrucas.
Not widely available in Berkshire this treatment is performed under local anesthetic allowing repeated perforation of the verruca to inoculate the underlying tissue allowing the body's immune system to resolve the infection.
Sometimes ingrowing toenails are too deep or too painful to be treated conservatively - nail surgery is needed to carefully remove the side of the nail and a chemical is applied to ensure it does not re-grow. This procedure takes less than an hour, is performed under local anaesthetic and the patient can walk in and walk out.
Flat feet, painful heels and plantarfaciitis, can often be corrected by specialist insoles called orthotics. During a consultation with our specialist Podiatrist, a Biomechanical Assessment is carried out and this involves an examination of the lower limbs. The assessment will focus on the structure, alignment, strengths and weaknesses of the foot and will include the pelvis, legs and knees and how they work together as pain in one area can indicate a weakness or structural problem in another.
Book an appointment
If you have heel or foot pain, hard skin, cracked heels, corns, calluses, verrucas, ingrown toenail or your nails just need a trim, give your feet a treat with professional treatment from one of our Podiatrists – feeling like you are walking on air.
If you would like more information or to book an appointment with one of our Podiatrists or Chiropractors, please call us on 01628 773588 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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