At the FOOT zone clinic in Wellingborough, you can be confident that you’re receiving the best foot and ankle care, because we are committed to providing you with the most advanced and caring podiatric treatment.
Your visit is more than an appointment, it’s an experience - because we combine exceptional service with extensive experience and training to create an individualistic atmosphere of clinical practice and efficiency.
Below are some of the most common foot and ankle conditions. If you happen to be experiencing any of them, then please do get in touch for an immediate relief.
An ingrown toenail is a common condition which may cause discomfort or become infected. Depending on the condition, we can provide various treatments including nail surgery. Come see us if you have symptoms of infection around the nail, particularly if you have diabetes, a poor immune system or other foot problems.
Corns and callus
Corns and calluses on the feet are thickened areas of skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure or rubbing (friction) on the skin. These can be diagnosed and treated by a podiatrist. At the FOOT zone, we offer advice on footwear, shoe insoles and padding to prevent recurrences.
Cracks and splits around the heels are not only painful but also unsightly! We can safely remove the thick skin and smooth it down, reducing pain and the potential for infection.
Thick and deformed nails
These are often a result of trauma to the nail bed. Thick and/or deformed nails are difficult to cut and maintain but our careful management and reduction treatments can improve this condition.
Heel pain usually builds up gradually and gets worse over time. The pain is often severe and occurs when you place weight on the heel. The pain is usually worse first thing in the morning, or when you first take a step after a period of inactivity. After walking the pain usually improves, but often gets worse again after walking or standing for a long time.
Some people may limp or develop an abnormal walking style as they try to avoid placing weight on the affected heel.
There are several causes which we can diagnose through examination. Treatment may involve reducing inflammation, stretching of muscles/tendons and insoles to support the foot.
Verrucas and warts
Verrucas and warts are small, rough lumps that often develop on the skin of the hands and feet. They are caused by viral infections that are harmless but occasionally painful. There is no one specific cure, though we can prescribe a range of treatments to healthy individuals.
Pain in the feet and lower limb causes all kinds of problems for adults and children. It affects mobility, balance and daily activities. The pain prevents sufferers from exercising or practicing their favourite sport(s).
We can conduct a biomechanical examination to identify the cause of the pain and determine a treatment plan which may include simple insoles or a prescription orthotics.