Appointments last 40 minutes and can be scheduled to suit you. We offer late night Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday appointments. Online booking available.
A Biomechanical assessment can diagnose underlying muscular and joint problems, which may be responsible for a range of symptoms ranging from hard skin and corns to flat feet, knee problems and even back pain. Our Podiatrists can tell if your particular style of walking may be causing a problem and advise you of the treatments available.
Foot problems are common causes of chronic disabilities in patients with diabetes. Early identification and intervention of those at risk will prevent complications and reduce the number of amputations.
Our Podiatrists are specially trained to perform diabetic foot screening. A copy will be given to you and sent to your GP.
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.
In the first instance, avoid touching or scratching it as it may spread into a cluster of warts. Instead, cover it up with a plaster and this may cure it. In many cases, evidence suggests that verrucae will disappear of their own accord within six months for children but longer for adults (up to two years). This is because the body’s immune system recognises the presence of the virus and fights the infection naturally but it can take many months for this to happen. If it is painless, no treatment may be required as some treatments can be painful especially for children and can cause side-effects.
For painful and/or unsightly verrucae or ones which are spreading, you can self-treat using ointments and gels from your local pharmacist following the instructions carefully. Evidence suggests the most effective ones contain salicylic acid which when applied to the wart, helps to disintegrate the viral cells. Sometimes, merely by rubbing away the dry skin over a verrucae and applying a plaster helps to stimulate the body’s immune system to fight the infection. However, if your verruca becomes unusually painful or the surrounding skin area goes red, stop treatment immediately and see a podiatrist. This is because if the healthy tissue around a verruca is damaged, you could hamper further treatment
Treatments provided by a podiatrist involve an assessment of your general well-being and foot health before deciding on a treatment plan. These may include: Acid based treatments which are stranger than regular 'over the counter' treatments from you local pharmacy. Cryotherapy which involves freezing the verruca.
If you are worried about your verrucae and/or self-treatment is not working and/or the verrucae appears to be getting larger or more painful, contact the clinic for an appointment. Additionally, if you have diabetes, poor circulation, are pregnant or any other condition affecting your feet (or your immune system), it is important never to treat verrucae yourself and visit a podiatrist instead.
Our Podiatrist, Lesley Walker, is now offering LCN toenail reconstruction.
A temporary elastic gel nail which looks, acts and feels like a normal nail. Expected to last 6-8 weeks. Suitable for men and women. **Just to add that these nails have a sparkly, shiny seal on top. This can also be a matt finish if required **
For an appointment or further information about the treatements we offer, please call:
0131 331 1296.
You can reach us on:
0131 331 1296
JW Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinics
27 High Street