Because your feet are unique,your first appointment will consist of an extensive foot and lower limb assessment with a Podiatrist who will listen attentively to your specific foot complaints.
We will take your full medical history and details of any medications that you take.
We need this information as certain medical conditions and medications can have an impact on your foot health.
We will complete a full examination of the foot and lower limb.Your circulation will be tested using a doppler machine. A number of other non invasive tests are carried out . These assessments give us a clear understanding of your general foot and lower limb health, think of it as a foot MOT. This allows us to tailor your treatments to your individual needs.
The assessment will give facts and evaluation regarding your current foot and lower limb status. If required , we can forward our findings to your GP. You will be talked through the findings and any questions you have will be answered in a clear and friendly manner.
This assessment is combined with an initial treatment of routine podiatry including toenail cutting, hard skin and corn removal and advising on any other foot conditions that may be present.
For those who have already had an initial assessment treatments range from nail cutting and corn and callous removal through to thickened nails, dry skin and advice on skin and nail conditions. This treatment is considered essential for those wanting to maintain good foot health.
Nail Surgery (subject to assessment)
£300 for one nail. Additiononal nails £100 Includes 3 aftercare appointments
If you have long-term issues with ingrowing/unsightly nails or a persistent fungal nail infection you may be suitable for nail surgery. It is a very simple procedure performed under a local anaesthetic where we remove all or a part of the nail, usually followed by the application of a chemical to prevent the regrowth of the problem nail.
If a decision is taken to commence nail surgery an appointment is rescheduled for you and the clinic is prepared to ensure that the surgery is carried out within a dedicated and sterile environment. A range of sterile nail surgery specific instruments and equipment is used for the procedure. We provide a full and detailed information pack with after care guidance.
Please be aware that under statutory regulations insurance to drive is void post-surgery and it is recommended that you make suitable arrangements to be collected from the clinic.
We further advise that full rest is taken for at least 24 hours post-surgery and that the leg (or legs) are elevated for at least 24 hours to ensure good healing.
It is our aim to ensure the very best practice in after care. Therefore, as part of the treatment plan we offer a further 3 follow up appointments. At intervals of 1-2 days, 5-7 days and 10-14 days post-surgery.
At each appointment the dressings will be removed, and the wound assessed for progress before further new dressings are applied. After this period and subject to agreement with the patient the wound is then self-managed by the patient.
Up to 60% of the population suffer to some degree with Onychomycosis or more commonly known as Fungal Nail Infection.Consulting with a Podiatrist and proactively engaging in a course of treatment can clinically cure fungal nail infection. Up to 60% of the population suffer to some degree with Onychomycosis or more commonly known as Fungal Nail Infection.
Clinical evidence now shows that consulting with a Podiatrist and proactively engaging in a course of treatment can clinically cure fungal nail infection.
How Can Deva Podiatry Help You?
A consultation appointment is booked, A clinical test will be carried out. This will test for the presence of dermatophyte fungal infection. If the test positively identifies Onychomycosis you will be advised on your suitability for a course of treatment. The cost of this initial session is £85.Further sessions are charged at £65 per session.
Course of Treatment
An initial treatment plan consists of 4 appointments spaced out over a four to six month period at intervals of 4 to 6 weeks. The growth rate of a nail in recovery is around 1-2mm a month. Changes in the condition of treated nails can be identified and recorded at each of the sessions.
The condition of all nails is recorded and charted. Photographs of affected nails are taken. This enables us to record progress at each stage of the treatment. The level of onychomycosis in the nail is determined by using a formula called the Onychomycosis Index. We are then able to develop your treatment plan.
Following examination and identification of the nails to be treated, the procedure will commence. Your podiatrist will drill into the affected nail with a series of micro surgical drills. This procedure is carried out without the need for anaesthetic. The micro holes created give a superb opportunity for the nail bed to be treated directly by sandwiching the active ingredient Terbinafine between the nail and the nail bed allowing direct penetration of the area infected with the fungus.
The number of holes drilled is dependent on the area of nail affected and can vary from 3 to 5 holes surrounding an “island” of fungus in the middle of a satisfactory nail to as many as 25 holes in a nail which is severely affected by fungal nail infection.
The next stage is to hygienically extract the dust from the surface of the nail, before spraying the nail with Terbinafine. Terbinafine in spray form has proven successful in clearing the source of the fungal nail infection from the nail bed.
The procedure is then repeated for the remaining treatments on the course.
Treatment Prices vary dependent on individual Patients needs
Whilst verrucae may disappear on their own, they can quickly become troublesome, spreading to other areas of your feet, growing larger, and often becoming painful.
Seeking professional help from a podiatrist can help you clear up your verrucae more quickly.
We recommend visiting us here at Deva Podiatry if your verruca is painful, has spread, multiplied, altered in appearance, or if it’s restricting you in your daily activities.
Causes Of Verrucae
Verrucae are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), a highly contagious virus. The virus thrives in moist, damp environments, such as changing room floors, swimming pools and communal showers. You can catch the virus simply by walking on the same floor as an infected person, which is why it’s so common amongst children and people who regularly attend swimming pools and gyms.
Clinical acid treatments are much stronger than the branded products you buy from a pharmacy. They are used to disrupt the virus and cause inflammation provoking your body to make an immune response. This type of treatment usually requires several sessions. The procedure itself is painless, however some people feel a little discomfort 2 to 3 days later when the acid starts to work.
Verruca needling is a minor surgical procedure that’s carried out under local anaesthetic. It involves puncturing the verruca multiple times using a fine, sterile needle. This treatment pushes the virus into the dermis allowing the body’s immune system to recognise and destroy the virus.
An advantage of Verruca needling is that it usually only requires a single treatment. In a small percentage of cases a further treatment may be required.
We can not guarantee that every verrucae treatment will be 100% successful, but we can guarantee that we will be honest in offering the most suitable treatment for each individual patient, giving you the most up to date information available and discussing different courses of treatment will ensure that you are always fully informed of the processes.