How long will a treatment take?
Usually somewhere between half and hour and forty minutes depending on the work required. The first visit will usually take about an hour. Each patient has their own unique needs and requirements so there are always exceptions to the norm.
Do you work in my area?
I am based in Urmston Manchester and work in and around the ring road of Manchester. If I don't cover your area then give me a ring as I can usually recommend a good chiropodist, podiatrist or foot health practitioner near you.
What can i expect from a treatment?
The first thing that is treated is what is concerning you most. You may have called me for a problem like an ingrowing toe nail or a verruca. After the initial problem has been dealt with then the feet are examined for problems such as fungal infections and verrucas. The nails are cut and filed leaving them smooth and growing correctly shaped. Corns and callus are removed. Verrucas are searched for and treatment begun. Cracked heels are dealt with leaving them smooth and supple like the surrounding skin then the whole foot is buffed, smoothed and moisturised leaving them as pain free and as functional as they can be.
Why does my corn keep coming back?
Corns are caused by pressure and as long as that pressure is applied then tiny pieces of skin will die, dry and harden then develop callus around them. Just walking can cause enough pressure to keep the corns coming back. It is rare to get rid of a corn for good so we remove it and make it as comfortable as we can for as long as possible.
Why does my callus keep coming back?
Callus is caused by friction which we can't avoid during our day to day walking and standing. The body builds callus to protects itself friction and this causes pain as we stand on it.
Am I wearing the wrong shoes?
We are simply not built to wear shoes. Some shoes are better than others and leave us pain free for longer. Others such as high heels create forces on our feet that we are not designed for. Only by experimenting can we find shoes that look good and function in the best interest of the foot. Ask about foot wear as I have suppliers that provide good functional fashionable shoes.
How often should I get my feet treated?
Each individual is different though an average time scale is roughly every six weeks. There are many exceptions to this though and after your second treatment we will be able to judge more accurately your requirements.