If you have never suffered from any problems with your feet, you are one of the lucky ones. Many people do, in fact, suffer from foot problems but simply put up with them until they become worse and more serious, and more difficult to deal with. When you need chiropody in London, it is much the same as when you need a dentist. We are both specialists, but our area of expertise is your feet, while your dentist’s is your teeth. So, if you have any feet problems and need chiropody in London, the sooner you make an appointment with us at Harley Medical Foot and Nail Clinic, the better.
One very common issue with feet is athlete’s foot. This is a fungal infection, and it is easy to catch if you are in a damp environment such as the changing rooms at your local pool or gym. Fungi love warm, damp areas, and the spaces between your toes are ideal for them. This can cause damp, soggy, and itchy skin which can then flake, crack, and bleed. We have a range of ointments, creams, and powders which can be used to treat the condition.
You might also suffer from, dry and cracked heels. The skin on your foot, and especially your heel, is quite thick, and if it becomes too dry it can lead to splitting and cracking. In really serious cases, the cracks can get so deep that they can bleed. Again, we have specialist creams and balms that contain moisturisers to combat dry skin. We may also recommend changing your footwear.
Another problem that some people have is flat feet. This is usually hereditary where you may have flat, or no, arches. Some people have no problems with this, but others can suffer from pain because the flat foot profile can put strain on the ligaments and muscles. We can help you with exercises and foot orthotics to solve the problem.
Ingrowing toenails can be painful. This is when the nail grows off its’ normal path and pushes into the skin next to it. In most cases we can treat this with corrective nail trimming.
Quite a number of people suffer from fungal nail infections, and these can be treated in several ways, but most can take a long time to correct. We have a much quicker solution which is laser fungal nail treatment in London. This uses a laser to kill off the fungus. Our laser fungal nail treatment in London can usually solve the problem in just a few sessions of treatment.