Our feet are extremely important to us, carrying us on average a mammoth 100,000 miles in a lifetime. So it’s hardly surprising that when we neglect our feet, persistent or recurrent problems can occur – problems that deteriorate quickly if not treated.
Chiropody, or Podiatry as it is now more commonly known, is an important health care treatment for those suffering from foot problems.
Chiropody and Podiatry Clinic
At Anne Davidson & Associates, state registered Chiropodist Rachel Riley can treat nails, callus, corns, verrucas, athlete’s foot and many other problems. She also offers advice and will educate you on how best to manage your foot issues.
Make an Appointment
The clinic is open on Thursday’s 9am till 8pm
To make an appointment for Chiropody / Podiatry at Anne Davidson & Associates in Gateshead, please call 0191 487 6716.
What to Expect at Your Appointment
On your first visit, Rachel will do an initial assessment. This will include a brief medical history as some conditions or medications may be a contributory factor to the problems occurring in the feet. Then she will assess the problem and discuss how she thinks is best to treat the problem. Once you are comfortable with what you have discussed, Rachel will start your treatment.
What Problems Can a Chiropodist Treat?
Chiropodists / Podiatrists deal with many different problems that can occur with our feet such as:
Nails can often be difficult to cut this can be due to many factors. Chiropodists can deal with thickened, brittle, ingrown, fungal and damaged nails. Many patients simply come for routine nail care such as nail trimming.
Callus, often known as hard skin, can build up on the feet and become painful, uncomfortable or unsightly. Chiropodists can reduce the callus build up on the feet. They can also advise you on how best to deal with callus and hard skin.
Corns usually develop in areas of pressure. However, they can develop elsewhere. They can be very painful or uncomfortable; patients often describe them as the feeling of having a pebble in their shoe.
There are many different types of corns that can develop on the feet. They tend to develop on the pressure or friction points. However, they can often be found in between and also on the toes.
Chiropodists can reduce the corn making it less painful or even stop it from returning. They can also advise you on how to prevent them in the future or even prescribe a device to reduce the chance of them returning.
Verrucas are a virus that can often be found on the feet. They tend to be caught in places such as swimming pools and changing rooms. A verruca can be small or large. They look like a wart with small black dots inside them.
Although there is no proven cure for verrucas, there are many different treatments our chiropodist can try. Often something as simple as reducing the amount of hard skin that has developed on the verruca can make it more comfortable.