Corns and Callus

Corns are cones of hard skin whereas callus is a yellowish plaque of hard skin, both of which are caused by excessive mechanical stress such as pressure, shear and friction.

Corns and callus are one of the most common conditions Podiatrists treat as they often cause pain, difficulty walking upstairs and a higher risk of falling for older people.

Although removing the callosities and corns will reduce/remove pain, it is important to deal with the cause in order to reduce/prevent re-occurrence.

Plantar callosities occur in 66% of people with musculoskeletal connective tissue disease, digital corns/callus in 24% and ulcerations in 17%. Most corns and callus on the feet are due to a MSK foot problem caused by a change in structure or function of the foot. At THE foot + body mechanic, not only will we remove the corn/callus, we will also aim to prevent re-occurrence through the use of devices such as orthotics, footwear intervention, gel/felt pads and wedges etc.

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Medical Pedicure

The world famous podiatrist-performed medical pedicure is now available at THE foot + body mechanic.
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Verruca Needling

The foot + body mechanic can advise several treatment options for verrucas including dry needling.
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Biomechanical Analysis

and and Orthotic Prescription. Prefabricated and Bespoke Orthotics supplied by ‘Vasyli Medical’ and ‘Lbg Medical’
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MSK Foot problems

Your Podiatrist has many treatment options that can alleviate painful musculoskeletal conditions...
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Corns and callus

Corns are cones of hard skin whereas callus is a yellowish plaque...
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Insoles

At THE foot + body mechanic award winning Vasyli Medical Orthotics can be prescribed. Your foot can also be casted and a bespoke orthotic made in...
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Osteoarthritis

treatment options include; education, advice and access to strengthening/stretching exercises...
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Ingrowing Toenails

We can remove the nail spike, or, if it is too painful a local anaesthetic injection may be administered...
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Childeren's feet

We have considerable experience treating children’s feet for conditions such as ankle pain, painful flat feet, toe walking...
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Diabetes and the feet

In our diabetic assessment we will check your ability to sense pressure, temperature and vibration as well as your circulation...
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Plantar Fasciitis

 Your podiatrist can perform a bio-mechanical assessment and prescribe a stretching/strengthening routine, orthotics...
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Fungal infections

Your podiatrist can remove some of the superficial fungus and improve appearance with the use of a drill...
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Podiatric Acupuncture

Acupuncture also can have a calming effect inducing a feeling of relaxation and well being...
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Medical Acupuncture

In medical acupuncture the diagnosis and treatment of conditions is made using conventional knowledge of...
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