General Nail Care
General nail care is required when nails are particularly difficult to deal with and present with conditions such as:
Onychomycosis: Fungal infection of the nail
Onychogryphosis: General thickening of the nail, more often on one side causing it to appear like its nick name ‘Ram’s horn’.
Corns & Callous
Callus is an extended area of thickened, hard skin on the sole or sides of the foot. It is usually symptomatic of an underlying problem such as a bony deformity, a particular style of walking or inappropriate footwear.
Some people have a natural tendency to form callus because of their skin type. Elderly people have less fatty tissue in their skin and this can lead to callus forming on the ball of the foot.
Toe deformities can be hereditary or as a result of trauma/injury or indeed wearing ill fitting footwear over a period of time.
Conditions such as diabetes or arthritis can also lead to deformity in foot structure as the disease progresses.
Hammer, mallet and retracted toes can all cause discomfort, especially when there is pressure from footwear.
Heel pain can present in many forms.
Yes, of course, the most common form of heel pain is plantar fascitis where damage is caused to the plantar fascia, (similar to a ligament) which connects the heel bone to the base of the toes.
This usually occurs when there is a difference in lifestyle or habit, like walking more, standing more, running more, putting on weight, overstretching of the sole or a tight Achilles tendon.
Athlete’s Foot & Fungal Nail Infection
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection in the skin that typically presents between the 4th and 5th toe and if left untreated, may spread to all toes and across the sole of the foot. It is usually treated with topical creams or sprays very successfully. Quite contagious, it can be picked up in gyms, around swimming pools or indeed any communal area.
Neuropathy (nerve damage) and poor circulations are the main concerns for those with diabetes when it comes to ones feet. Neuropathy may lead to lack of sensation and reduced feeling of heat and cold. Diabetes may also affect circulation leading to peripheral arterial disease (PAD), meaning a reduced blood supply and a diminished healing ability.
Orthotics are customised medical devices that you wear inside your shoes. Their purpose is to influence the functional and structural characteristics of the body’s skeletal and neuromuscular system. Orthotics are generally prescribed to assist with foot pain caused by various medical conditions such as arthritis, diabetes , bursitis, and plantar fasciitis. Very often orthotics are used to treat ‘flat feet’.
These are viral infections which are highly contagious and can spread very quickly. They are also known as warts. It can appear as a speckled area and grows rapidly.
We will ascertain the best possible treatment to prevent the spread of infection. We may use a chemical therapy or Swift Microwave Therapy to help aid removal.
Initial consultation €60
Routine appointment - 30 mins €50
Check up - 15 mins €30
Initial/annual Diabetic Foot Screening €80
Ankle Brachial measurement, neurological assesment, foot care, shoe and hosiery advice.
Biomechanical Assessment €60
Orthotics €25 - €320
Lunula Laser for Fungal Nails €85 - €125 per treatment
Swift Verrucae Treatment per session €125