Affordable treatments for a range of foot conditions in Reading
Do you feel numbness or weakness in your feet? At Castle Hill, we can diagnose various types of foot conditions, disorders and diseases. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for a biochemical assessment.
Cracked heels can be extremely painful and occur where the skin has become dry or has experienced excessive pressure. To prevent them, moisturise regularly. If the problem worsens, see us for treatment as some severe cases require strapping of the cracks for the feet to heal.
Corns, calluses and hard skin
Corns and calluses are thickened areas of the skin that can become painful. They are caused by excessive pressure or rubbing (friction) on the skin, usually caused by poorly fitting shoes.
Verrucae and warts
Warts are small, rough growths caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Any area of your skin can be affected, but warts are most commonly found on your hands, feet and face.
Warts on the soles of your feet are known as verrucae and are also caused by HPV. The length of time it takes for a wart to disappear will vary from person to person. Methods of treatment include cryotherapy (freezing the skin cells), LLLT and verrucae needling.
Brittle or crumbly nails
Thickened, overgrown nails
Indented spoon-shaped nails
Pitting or dents on the nails
Grooves going across the width of the nails
Unusually curved fingertips and nails
White lines running across the nails
Dark stripes running down the nail
Red or brown little streaks under the nails
A destroyed nail
An infected nail fold
An ingrown toenail develops when the sides of the toenail grow into the surrounding skin. The nail curls and pierces the skin, which becomes red, swollen and tender. The toe also feels painful when pressure is placed on it. The big toe is most likely to be affected either on one side or both the sides.
Athlete’s foot, known medically as tinea pedis, is a common condition caused by fungus. An itchy red rash develops in the spaces between your toes. As well as being itchy, the skin in the affected area may be scaly, flaky and dry. The medical name for athlete’s foot is tinea pedis.
Plantar fasciitis means inflammation of your plantar fascia. Your plantar fascia is a strong band of tissue (like a ligament) that stretches from your heel to your middle foot bones. It supports the arch of your feet and also acts as a shock absorber in your feet.
A bunion is a bony deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe. The main sign of a bunion is the big toe pointing towards the other toes on the same foot, which may force the foot bone attached to it (the first metatarsal) to stick outwards. The medical name for this toe deformity is hallux valgus. It can change the shape of your foot and cause swelling, pain and tenderness around the big toe.
Metatarsalgia is a type of pain that occurs in the ball of the feet, also called the metatarsal region. The pain can range from mild to severe and often gets worse when you stand or move. It is sometimes described as a burning or aching sensation, and you may have shooting pains, tingling or numbness in your toes. Some people experience a sensation that feels like walking on pebbles.
If you're affected by any of these foot conditions, give us a ring. There are several treatment options available for you here at Castle Hill.
From general foot care to deep tissue foot massage therapy, we offer a wide range of foot treatments. With over 20 years of experience in the business, we have acquired a good reputation as a first-class chiropody clinic in Reading and the surrounding areas. Take a look at our testimonials from our satisfied customers. Get in touch with us today to discuss your needs or to schedule an appointment.
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0118 958 6766 today
Castle Hill Chiropody & Foot Health Clinic
1C Tilehurst Road
0118 958 6766