• Ingrowing nails can be a painful condition which occurs when the side of the nail penetrates the surrounding skin.  Secondary infections develop making the area even more sensitive and inflamed. Infection can spread causing health issues and needs professional Podiatric treatment.
  • Nail surgery is a routine procedure which involves partial removal of the problematic nail carried out under local anaesthesia.  It is customary to return to the clinic for re-dressing and review to monitor healing after the procedure.
  • Corns and other skin lesions can grow under nails and yet are easily and painlessly removed by an experienced Podiatrist at the Gait and Posture centre.
  • Fungal infections can also be painful and cause discolouration and thickening of the nail and are characteristically treated topically and/or systemically.
Testimonial

In July there was another round of X-rays and finally a bone scan.  It was discovered that, in fact the problem was a stress fracture.  With Dad, I went to see Simon Costain at his Harley Street surgery in London.  After doing some analysis, he showed how the source of the problems was a collapsed arch.  “The actual stress fracture” said Simon “won’t get better until you get the arch corrected.  And that won’t happen without some arch support”.  He made rigid orthotic supports for my arch that would be inserted into whatever shoes I wore.

Paula – “My Story so Far” by Paula Radcliffe was published by Simon & Schuster in 2004

Paula Radcliffe