Achilles Tendon Rupture
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Pain
Ingrowing Toe Nail Surgery
Pain in the Ball of the Foot
Posterior Ankle Impingement
Smart Toe Implant
Cryotherapy for Verrucae
Hammer, Claw, and Mallet Toes
Ankle Instability (Loose or Weak Ankle)
At the Advanced Footcare Centre, we understand that growing NHS waiting lists for non-emergency care cause inconvenience and additional suffering for those who require foot, hip, knee and ankle surgery treatments. By visiting our podiatrist in Surrey, you can access prompt treatment and therapies undertaken with today’s most advanced technology.
We deliver affordable and effective podiatry in Dorking for patients without their own private medical health insurance policies. We’ve followed the examples used by other medical practices, such as the field of dentistry, to formulate a series of fixed-price treatments that get to the root of pain and discomfort without frustrating waiting times.
The use of fixed-price treatments continue to grow in popularity. Our podiatrist in Reigate combines the cost of pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative fees. By doing this, the Advanced Footcare Group quotes a single fee for every part of your treatment without any extra costs. In effect, we produce contracts for treatment at a single, inclusive price.
Stop suffering the pain and embarrassment of nail fungus. We can offer you a pain-free ErchoniaLunula laser treatment that will help turn your discoloured and disfigured nails into clearer, healthier ones. This proven laser technology will clear fungus more efficiently than other treatments.
Treating a fungal nail infection is difficult because the fungus is inside and underneath the nail, so regular treatments can’t reach and destroy the infection. The ErchoniaLunula foot laser is a more effective approach because it enables us to tackle the infection through the nail.
Ingrown toenails develop on one or on both sides of the toe. The majority of cases occur with the big toe and most patients are men between the ages of 15 and 40 although anybody can suffer the condition at any time. Poorly fitting shoes and cutting the nail incorrectly cause most incidents of ingrown toenails and the condition causes pain when the toe is under pressure.
Leaving an ingrown toenail untreated often leads to secondary bacterial infections that cause swelling or redness of the skin. Particularly bad cases lead to bleeding and if the pain is intense, everyday activities become more difficult. Fungal infections, sweaty feet and minor injuries also contribute to ingrown toenails.
Diagnosis includes a physical inspection and a podiatrist may recommend self-help measures, medicines or surgery. In cases where infections are present, suffers may be prescribed antibiotics. Self-help methods include regular bathing, several times a day, to soften the nail. Cleaning the affected area with sterile cotton buds also helps.
In cases where pain is severe, surgical treatments include having part of, or the whole of, the nail removed. This is a simple day procedure requiring a local anaesthetic. In some cases, a podiatrist uses Phenol. Phenol destroys cells in the nail plate to stop the nail re-growing in affected areas. Some surgical treatments require antibiotic aftercare.
Hallus Rigidus is a common arthritic condition that affects more females than males and generally develops when the sufferer is in middle age. Patients typically experience pain in the joint of the big toe whilst physically active, particularly when they step into a walk. Other common symptoms include stiffness, swelling and bumps that are similar to bunions of bone spurs.
Although the cause of Hallus Rigidus is unknown, diagnosis shows that an abnormal metatarsal, irregular foot anatomy and family history all contribute to the condition. Damage to the bone surfaces wear down the joint and results in arthritis over time. Methods of diagnosis include physical examination and x-rays.
Non-surgical treatment includes pain relief and anti-inflammatory medication, ice packs and injections. In some cases, a change of footwear and avoiding thin-soled or high-heeled shoes helps. Generally, these methods only decrease the symptoms of pain and rarely stop the condition getting worse over time.
Chielectomy is a surgical treatment used to treat moderate cases of Hallus Rigidus. The process involves shaving the metatarsal bone spur to allow more room for the toe to move and bend. This relieves much of the pain caused when pushing away with the toe, spares extra pressure on the joint and preserves overall motion.
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), an innovative and non-invasive surgical procedure, stimulates healing using sound waves. Extracorporeal treatments, as the name suggests, take place outside of the body and require no incisions. Unlike traditional surgery, ESWT has fewer complications and faster healing times.
ESWT is a popular treatment for Plantar Fasciitis, one of the most common causes of heel pain. The condition stems from inflamed connective tissue stretching from the heel bone to the toes base via the arch. In some instances, experts refer to Planter Fasciitis as Heel Spur Syndrome if there is a clear indication of a bony protrusion.
We recommend ESWT to patients who have experienced little or no success with traditional treatments such as anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy and icepacks. Patients with bleeding disorders or conditions that require medication may experience prolonged bleeding or ineffective blood clotting and will not be suitable for ESWT.
If you are a suitable candidate for ESWT, you must avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication five days before the procedure. Always have a friend or family member available to drive you home after treatments and avoid physical activity until the following day. We recommend that you keep the foot elevated during this period.
Some patients feel comfortable enough to return to normal activity immediately after the ESWT procedure. It is always wiser to listen to professional advice. The procedure reduces or eliminates the feeling of pain and you could cause further damage to the Plantar Fascia if you exercise excessively too soon after treatment.