Treatments in Detail
Biomechanics is the science concerned with the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects produced by these forces. A Biomechanical abnormality or asymmetry can cause injury if left untreated, and can affect anybody - from high level sports people through to the recreational walker.
A biomechanical assessment is designed to pinpoint such abnormalities using a variety of clever tests and state of the art technologies; assessing the body in both weight bearing and non weight states.
At the end of the assessment, our Podiatrist will come up with a functional diagnosis and discuss treatment options if necessary.
Orthotics are sometimes required to correct any problems we have found, along with rehabilitation exercises. At the Park View Centre, we can offer a whole range of orthotic devices; from simple 'off the shelf' supportive inlays through to state of the art bespoke, casted orthoses.
Do I need Nail Surgery?
Nail Surgery is often advised for people with ingrowing, excessively curved, infected or painful toenails. It is a very simple and effective procedure which is a permanent solution to a problem nail.
What is involved?
Firstly, the toe is injected with local anaesthetic (similar to the dentist) so that the toe goes completely numb, and you will not feel any pain throughout the procedure. The problem part of the nail or the whole nail is then very easily lifted away depending on your problem. Phenol is then applied to the nail matrix to prevent that part of the nail from growing again, and the toe is then cleansed before dressing.
Will it hurt?
The only painful part of the procedure is the local anaesthetic, any soreness when the anaesthetic wears off that night is normally alleviated with ibuprofen or paracetamol.
How long is the operation?
We normally allow 1 and a half hours, but the procedure itself is often less than 30 minutes.
How long will it take to heal?
You will need to keep the toe dressed for about 6-8 weeks, but you will still be able to walk and go to work or school. We will see you for regular dressing appointments and you will need to keep the toe very clean and dress as advised at home or aid its healing.