Specialist Foot Treatments

Specialist Foot Treatments

Biomechanical assessments and orthotic devices

Some of our clients may benefit greatly from orthotics which are a type of insole that fits neatly into the shoe and corrects mechanical faults that may cause pain in remote sites. The devices can be prepared specially for every individual. Sports people or those that suffer from severe pain can find them particularly helpful. They are particularly helpful for problems such as flat feet, heel pain, plantar fasciitis or persistent difficult corns. We have experienced practitioners who are able to carry out a full biomechanical assessment. The cost of these devices can vary greatly depending on the level of precision required to meet your needs. We can also prepare a low cost basic device if that is all that’s required to bring your feet back to a comfortable position. Your podiatrist will be pleased to discuss the options with you.

Verrucae treatment

Verrucae are a type of wart commonly found on the foot. They are caused by the human papilloma virus and can spread if left untreated or wrongly treated. We strongly advise against self-treatment. We have successfully treated thousands of verrucae with a range of various techniques. Every verruca is different and only by seeing the lesion would we be able to recommend the best course of action. At The Centre we endeavour to provide the speediest and most cost effective treatment to suit your needs.

Diabetic footcare

Diabetes can reduce the circulation and sensation to the feet and if left unchecked this could cause problems very quickly. Infections and tissue breakdown can be a nasty side effect of diabetes which is why regular check-ups are so important to those at risk. By detecting the early signs and changes in the circulation we can help you to avoid the harmful aspects of diabetes.

Children’s feet

We all know about looking after our children’s teeth and their feet are just as important. The child’s foot is a growing structure made of very soft bones that can be easily deformed if not cared for properly. Some foot problems are specific to children. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a consultation if you notice any of the following things happening to your child – uneven shoe wear, new lumps or bumps appear, skin or nail lesions, pain in the foot or leg, strange walking patterns or falling easily. Sometimes children can grow out of foot problems but its far better to have them checked promptly to avoid problems in later life.

Heel pain

Heel pain can be extremely disabling. It is commonly worse as you get out of bed in the morning and it sometimes eases up as the day progresses. Here at The Centre we successfully treat all types of heel pain (commonly known as plantar fasciitis). Treatment ranges from just good advice to the provision of orthotic devices to fit in your shoe. Don’t suffer as the longer you leave it the longer it may take to resolve the problem. Early treatment is always recommended.

Foot and ankle manipulation with our experienced osteopath

Joints within the foot are designed to move and can be manipulated if they don’t function well. Manipulation can produce some excellent results particularly where conventional treatments have failed. Neil Bruce, one of our osteopaths, has over 25 years experience and may be able to help your foot to recapture normal function.

Ingrown nails

The edge of the nail can sometimes grow into the skin at the side of the nail causing pain and infection. This can usually be dealt with during a routine visit but if the condition has become more advanced a small operation may be advised. The podiatrist can remove the side of the nail permanently whilst using a local anaesthetic to remove all sensation in the affected toe. A chemical is then applied to prevent the offending part of the nail from regrowing. Most people are able to go back to work the following day with a dressing on the toe.

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What Our Customers Say

  • I have known Andrea for over 25 years during which time she has successfully treated my whole family for various foot problems. My verrucae were gone within weeks. I would not hesitate to recommend The Centre as the best place to receive superb foot care whatever the problem.

    Amanda
    AmandaHarlow, Essex
  • I can’t tell you how much I look forward to having my feet done at The Centre. My orthotics have helped my knee pain and my nails look lovely now. One essential I would never give up.

    Jane
    JaneSawbridgeworth, Essex
  • I have trusted Andrea to deal with my complex foot problems since 1987. Not only has she made my feet so much more comfortable but we enjoy a good catch up and laugh.

    Janet
    JanetHarlow, Essex
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