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Corns, Callus & Skin Problems

corn on a foot

Podiatrists are highly skilled in treating and helping to prevent all kinds of skin problems, like corns and callus. In our clinic, I dread to think of how many scalpel blades we’ve got through over the years! So, here are some of the common questions we get asked about corns…

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What is Cosmetic Podiatry?

Medical pedicure

Well, in a nutshell, cosmetic Podiatry is the non-medical part of what we do. The little extras to help your feet look extra pretty and feel extra nice! It combines aesthetics with the medical interventions we do as Podiatrists to improve the comfort of your feet. It’s quite new for…

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Just what is Swift Microwave Verruca Treatment?

The Swift microwave verruca treatment equipment

Swift is a new technology, developed right here in the UK. It uses microwave energy, applied to the skin via a special disposable probe, to treat skin affected by a verruca. The microwaves create heat within the tissues, which helps to produce an immune response within the body to eliminate…

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How to treat Verrucas?

A patient having a verruca treated

What are verrucas? Verrucas (verrucae) are basically a type of wart that occur on the foot. They are also known as plantar warts and they’re caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). There are over 200 sub-types of HPV, but only 5 main types cause verrucae. How do I get…

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Help with Chilblains

What are chilblains? Chilblains are small reddish, purple itchy, painful swellings that happen on the feet, and other extremities, in reaction to cold temperatures. They can either be flat or raised, and can cause the skin to split. On the feet, they commonly occur on the ends and underneath of…

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