TREATMENTS & PRICING
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INITIAL CONSULTATION (NEW PATIENT)
A full medical history will be taken including any previous medical conditions or surgery.
A full list of prescription medication will be taken
A neurological assessment will be taken which looks for any deficiencies in sensation perception.
A vascular assessment; including palpation of pulses and a doppler test. We will also do a visual check of lower limb health.
Discussion of treatment options and agreeing a treatment plan.
Treatment if routine care required
Letter to GP (if required)
your initial consultation will include routine treatment if necessary
Routine treatments at Tamar Valley Podiatry involve an appointment time of up to 40 minutes. Included in this are; nail cutting, nail reduction, corns and callus. Included is a short foot massage with your choice of a hydrating Gehwol foot cream.
included in routine treatment
If you are suffering from problem toenails or have mobility problems preventing you from cutting them yourself we can provide a comprehensive nail cutting service. This is especially important for patients with diabetes who need to be extra cautious and may be nervous cutting their own toenails due to the risk of ulceration and amputations.
included in routine treatment
Cracked heels (fissures) and split callus can be particularly painful, unsightly and difficult to manage at home. At Tamar Valley Podiatry we have the skills to tackle this problem and can provide advice for you to mange this at home to prevent reoccurrence.
5 minute fungal test £40
Fungal nails (onychomycosis) is a very common condition where toenails become yellowed and thickened, sometimes they can become crumbly and break/fall off.
Toenail fungus is notoriously difficult to treat and unfortunately the paint on lacquers provided by GPs rarely have any effect on this stubborn fungus. At Tamar Valley Podiatry we can can try and tackle the fungus by removing the affected portion of nail (usually painless) and treat topically with an antifungal medicine.
If the infection has spread too far and the whole nail is affected we can complete nail surgery, a minor procedure to remove the nail completely and then either allow the nail to grow back with topical antifungal treatment or stop the nail regrowing completely.
Alternatively a referral to the GP can be made for oral antifungal tablets. GPs often require evidence that there is indeed a fungal infection of the nail in order to prescribe antifungals, in this case Tamar Valley Podiatry can provide a 5 minute fungal test for the prescence of fungus, and a letter to the GP to confirm the result.
THICKENED PROBLEM TOENAILS
included in routine appointment
Nails can become thickened due to a variety of reasons, which include nail fungus, inflammatory arthritis, diabetes or repeated trauma/pressure. You may be finding managing and cutting these nails difficult or they may be causing you pain or embarrassment.
At Tamar Valley Podiatry we can provide specialist nail cutting and reduction techniques to reduce the pain and thickness. With extensive experience in this area you can be assured we have seen it all and there is no cause for embarrassment!
specialist treatment from £60 depending on number of nails
If you have previously damaged your nails, they are unsightly due to a fungal infection or have previously had a nail removal we can use Pedisafe nail reconstruction system to reconstruct the nail to give the effect of a healthy nail which can last for up to 8 weeks. This state of the art medical grade polygel has been specially formulated for application onto toenails. The finished natural nail can also be painted or have a gel polish applied.
specialist treatment from £350
Sometimes despite regular treatment and maintenance minor surgery may be needed to correct or remove problem or ingrowing toenails.
We can do this either by removing a small part of the nail or the whole nail and it will be completely painless due to the injection of a local anaesthetic.
This of course can be provided free of charge through the NHS, however some clients may not wish to join a waiting list for this and require surgery sooner. We can offer this service and follow up appointments as a complete package if required.
CORNS AND CALLUS
included in routine appointment
Corns and callus are areas of hardened skin which generally build up over pressure points on the feet or from repeated fricton or poorly fitting footwear.
Corns tend to appear on digits, between the toes and are small, hard with a definite centre. Callus is more diffuse and tends to be on the soles of the feet. Both can be painful and can be safely treated at Tamar Valley Podiatry.
PADDING, STRAPPING AND SILICONE ORTHOSIS
can be added to a routine appointment from £5
Whether it's a painful corn or a hammer toe, we can provide bespoke padding, strapping and silicone toe orthosis to reduce any pain and make walking easier.
These clever devices may also allow the frequency of maintenance appointments to be reduced by alleviating troublesome pressure points on your feet.
specialist treatment can be added to a routine appointment from £10
Like fungal nails, verucca or plantar warts can be stubborn to treat and can cause pain and embarrassment. Caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV); this clever virus can remain undetected by the immune system for many years meaning your verucca may persist for a long time.
There is no exact science around verucca treatment; although there are a variety of things we can try which aim to encourage the immune system to recognise the virus and eradicate it.
Veruccas are more difficult to treat in immunocompromised patients for this reason.
DIABETIC FOOT ASSESSMENTS
can be added to a routine treatment for £10 or stand alone
If you have diabetes your annual foot check is extremely important to detect neurological and vascular changes associated with your condition. This comprehensive review also looks for visual signs of damage/pressure which could lead to ulcerations and amputations. A report will be written which we can share with your GP (recommended).
BIOMECHANICAL ASSESSMENT AND ORTHOTICS
Insoles from £20
If you have a painful foot condition such as a reccuring corn or callus, a sore heel, ankle or an injury we can complete a biomechanical assessment to help pinpoint any abnormal movements/areas of pressure. From this assessment insoles can be made within the clinic to make your feet more comfortable.
We can also treat foot pain and injuries using kinesthesiology tape which is an effective treatment for inflammation.
If we are unable to treat your problem in the clinic we can refer you on to the NHS for assessment or signpost you in the direction of a specialist musculoskeletal Podiatrist or foot and ankle surgeon.