Perfect Feet offer a range of services from general foot care to biomechanical assessments. All of our staff are trained in the assessment and management of the diabetic foot and can also offer a nail surgery service. Every assessment and treatment is tailored to suit your individual needs.
Routine foot care
Whether it is simple nail cutting, painful corns, unsightly callus or ingrown toenails Perfect Feet have you covered! We can diagnose and conservatively treat all these issues under a routine Chiropody session.
Use of caustics and acids
Perfect feet utilize the use of caustics and Acids as a pain free solution to the management of stubborn Verrucae. These treatments are designed to damage the Verrucae (which is a virus of the skin) and activate your immune system to the affected skin in order to clear the virus. Please note results cannot be guaranteed and multiple sessions’ maybe required.
Verruca needling is a relatively new treatment offered for suitable clients who have not responded to other forms of treatment such as the use of salicylic Acids, Cryotherapy (Freezing the Verrucae) or other occlusion therapy.
A local Anesthetic is used to numb where the Verruca is, then a very fine needle is used to puncture the Verruca multiple times. After an antiseptic and a small sterile dressing is applied which is normally taken off after 24 hours.
How does needling work?
In essence like other treatments as mentioned needling attempts to activate your immune system to recognise that there is a viral infection within your skin.
It does this by damaging the Verruca and transferring some of the virus into the deeper layers of skin where the immune system is much more active and present.
If you have multiple Verruca of the same kind only one is needled and if successful all Verruca should be cleared by your immune system.
The foot has 28 different bones, 214 ligaments and 38 muscles that must work together to allow us to walk and run efficiently. Biomechanical assessments can identify problematic issues with a person’s gait and foot type that may lead to related foot pain.
The assessment compromises of a full medical history of the complaint, a examination of the alignment of your feet, knees and hips and also of the flexibility of the muscles of your lower limb. This holistic approach will diagnose
the problem and help formulate a treatment plan.
Treatment usually compromises of tailored advice to help improve symptoms, a muscle stretching plan, prescriptive insoles or custom made orthotics to help improve gait and alleviate the condition.
Custom orthotics using 3D scanning
Orthotics are specially designed insoles that correct imbalances within your feet.
They are usually prescribed from a podiatrist and can help correct the way you walk addressing issues such as flat feet, high arches, heel pain, Forefoot pain, shin splints, Achilles tendon pain, knee pain, hip pain and even back pain.
Using highly accurate 3d foot scanning technology we can capture a digital imprint in which is used to create a uniquely custom orthotic for you.
This is particularly advantageous as every pair of feet is different and requires varying levels of support. With 3 dimensional scanning we are able to create insoles that are unique for your foot type solely.
Using the captured imprint together with your initial biomechanical assessment a prescriptive Orthotic request is sent to a laboratory where your orthotics are professionally made.
Orthotics can be made for the Athlete, Diabetic, slim line shoe wear and for every day shoes.
The orthotics base comes with a 10-year guarantee from structural deformity ensuring the will not flatten out with time and support your feet were needed.
Nail surgery is offered to clients who have developed problematic nails which cause discomfort, bleed or become concurringly infected due to ingrowing nail spikes.
If suitable, the toe is numbed using two local anaesthetic injections, the problematic nail is then either partially removed (the problematic side) or fully removed and a acid called phenol is used to ensure the problematic nail does not grow back.
A large sterile dressing is applied and you are reviewed 2-3days later in which you will be shown how to look after it at home and how to apply a smaller sterile dressing. After this appointment you are able to wear appropriate closed toe shoes.