At AD Podiatry we provide a wide range of Podiatry and Chiropody services
An ingrown toenail occurs when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The toenail curls and pierces the skin which can become red, swollen and tender. If left untreated infection can occur. The type of treatment recommended depends on the severity, but in most cases it can be effectively treated by removing the affected section of nail.
These are thick hardened layers of skin that develop on the feet in response to repeated pressure or friction. Podiatrists are trained to remove the thickened skin as well as advising on the prevention of recurrence.
Onychomycosis or fungal nail infection affects the nail and nail bed. It causes
nails to become discoloured, brittle and often thickened. Due to the nature of this infection topical treatments can take months to see improvement. It is extremely important to see a podiatrist to diagnose and decide on an effective management plan for you.
Athletes Foot or Tinea Pedis is a common fungal infection of the foot. It can cause an itchy rash between the toes and on the sole of the foot. The affected areas can appear as red, scaly, flaky and dry. If left untreated it can spread to the toenails and to other people.
Verruca or plantar warts are a viral skin infection (HPV) common amongst all age groups. They are contagious and can be transmitted both skin-to-skin and indirectly through contact with contaminated objects such as towels, shoes, areas surrounding swimming pools or communal changing areas. It is important to see a podiatrist to assess and diagnose the lesion before deciding on a treatment plan.
This a cosmetic procedure carried out by podiatrists to create a prosthetic nail if
the original nail has been damaged or lost following trauma or surgery. Toenail reconstruction is carried out using a specialist elastic polygel that is designed to adapt to the movements of the toe without causing damage.
This a gentle hands-on manual therapy that works naturally and holistically with your body. It stimulates your bodys ability to repair and restore itself which helps to reduce pain and inflammation while restoring foot mobility, function and posture. It is often used in conjunction with strengthening and stretching programmes carried out over a 6-week period.
Diabetic foot disease is one of the most common, serious, feared and costly
complications of diabetes. Poorly managed Diabetes can lead to the development of vascular and neurological problems in the foot which can result in ulceration or amputation. Podiatrists are experts in assessing and managing a wide range of diabetic foot problems. If you have Diabetes and have not had a Diabetic foot check in the last 12 months you should contact your podiatrist.
Gait and Biomechanical assessments involve the examination of the lower limb, assessing the structure, alignment, strengths and weaknesses of the joints and
muscles. These assessments provide a comprehensive understanding of any underlying problems in the lower limbs which allows a clear and inclusive management plan to be established.
Following a gait and biomechanical assessment a podiatrist will be able to design a custom made orthotic which will address any structural or functional issues that require treatment. Custom made orthotics are tailored to each individual patient, taking a cast impression of the foot. In some cases, custom made orthotics are not needed and so stock/off-the-shelf insoles are appropriate.
Westgate Business Park,
Monday: 5pm -8pm
Wednesday: 9am – 7.30pm
Saturday: 9am – 2pm
Tel: 083 105 2379