Biomechanics is the application of mechanical principles to biological systems. By giving you a thorough musculoskeletal assessment, analysing your gait, barefoot and in your trainers, and by working through your training programme, our aim would be to identify the injured structures and then decide on an appropriate treatment plan.
Anyone who plays sport can get injured and the common factor that is always present is force, whether the injury be acute or chronic. By diagnosing the injury and studying your training programme we can aim to reduce these forces allowing you to compete pain free.
If an orthoses is warranted, whether it be an off-the-shelf device or a fully bespoke custom made device, the aim will be to reduce forces within injured tissues or structures.
Nail surgery is required for those patients suffering from an ingrowing toenail. This can be easily achieved in the clinic by removal of the offending portion of nail under local anaesthetic and then the application of a caustic to prevent any regrowth.
Some of the most common problems diabetics suffer with are problems with their blood supply (vascular complications) and/or a lack of sensation (neuropathy) in their feet. This can also deteriorate over time, so this should be regularly checked by your podiatrist.
This involves the study and treatment of all things related to children’s foot problems. These problems can be wide and varied and at Ablefeet we pride ourselves in our treatment of children.
This can encompass anything podiatry related but will generally involve toenail cutting, along with corns and callous debridement and enucleation.
Corns and callous will usually occur due to increased pressure or friction over a specific area. These are treated via debridement and enucleation using a scalpel, which is a pain free process.
Verrucae are a virus (human papilloma virus – HPV) and should go away of their own accord, but there are some which can be stubborn and need a little more encouragement to be got rid of. We offer different types of acid treatment as well as cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen freezing).
They usually affect the nails or skin (most commonly “Athletes’ foot”). These can be treated by either nail lacquers, anti-fungal sprays or anti-fungal tablets.
Struggling with the correct footwear? Too wide? Too narrow? We offer a footwear advice service as part of all our treatment programmes.
We have a domicillary podiatry care service to allow for your treatment to be carried out in your own home, when you’re unable to make it into our clinic.