Foot Health Clinics now open in Cambridge & Baldock
Cambridge foot health practice address
Salus Wellness Clinics, Norman House, Cambridge Pl, Cambridge CB2 1NS
Pay & display parking in St Paul’s Road, parking charge is £2 per hour.
Baldock foot health practice address
The Wyndham Centre, 8 Pinnocks Ln, Baldock SG7 6DF
Free on-street parking in Pinnocks Ln or on the forecourt of the Wyndham Centre.
Do you have a problem with your feet, toes, toenails, or ankles? Let our fully qualified foot health practitioner relieve your pain. We can help you if you suffer from any of the following:
- Callus, corns, warts, or hard skin on your feet
- Itchy, flaky, or red skin on your feet or toes
- Ingrown toenails
- Trouble cutting your toenails, especially if you’re elderly or have Diabetes
- Thick, crumbly, or discoloured toenails
- Muscle or joint pain (including arthritis) in your feet or ankles
Callus, corns, hard skin, and warts aka verrucae.
If you have hard skin on your foot or toes, then our foot health practitioner can help you get your foot back to normal. When you visit our Cambridge foot care clinic, the first thing your practitioner will do is determine what type of hard skin you have and what is causing it. Based on assessment and your medical history, your practitioner will determine what type of treatment may be suitable to address the problem.
Callus and corns are caused by pressure or friction on your skin, that cause your skin to thicken into a hard layer. Your foot health practitioner can gently and painlessly remove your callus and corns and then advise you on how to prolong the time of them coming back. Sometimes changes to your footwear can prevent them from coming back. We may recommend special strapping, padding, or insoles to reduce the pressure and friction on your skin and prevent the problem coming back.
For corns, our practitioner will make sure that they remove the centre of the corn. After a corn is removed, you should feel no pain or pain that you felt prior to treatment, ought to be reduced substantially. For callus removal, we use a gentle debriding process to remove the dead skin. Please keep in mind, that unless the cause is eliminated, both callus and corns tend to return. The time that it takes for them to return, varies from person to person. Some patients are seen every 4 weeks, others are seen 1-2 times a year.
If you have a wart (aka verruca), then it is probably from a viral infection with a virus called HPV. This is a very common virus that you can catch from wet public places like swimming pools. It is not possible to remove a wart non-surgically. As the virus causes infection of top layer of the skin, it often goes ‘unnoticed’ by the immune system. Our objective is to trigger an immune system response, which would then initiate clearance of the lesion/s. Depending on the type, size of verruca and the patient’s medical history, a practitioner may offer treatment using Verrutop or a referral to a colleague podiatrist, who may offer more advanced treatment using Swift microwave therapy.
We are often asked: “Does it hurt to remove callus, wart, or corn?”. While we can’t promise that you will experience absolutely zero discomfort, we can assure you, that our practitioner at our Cambridge foot care clinic, is experienced and gentle. So, you will experience very minimal discomfort.
If your skin is itchy, flaky or red, then it is likely that you are suffering from skin fungal infection. Your feet are one of the sweatiest parts of your body and unfortunately, this makes your feet vulnerable to fungal infections. Come to our Cambridge foot care clinic and let our practitioner treat your infection and get your feet back to normal. Your foot health practitioner will also be able to advise you on how to prevent fungal infection occurring again in the future.
We can help you if you need help cutting your toenails or if you suffer from thick, crumbly, discoloured, or ingrown toenails.
If you’re elderly or your nails are very thick, then it can be difficult to cut your nails yourself. Let our experienced Cambridge foot health practitioner cut and file your nails safely for you.
If you have Diabetes, then it is especially important for you to have your nails cut in the correct way, because you have an increased risk of infection. You may also have reduced nerve sensitivity in your feet, so you may not even realise if you damage your skin while cutting your nails. Our Cambridge foot health practitioner can cut and file your nails in a way that doesn’t do any damage to the nail bed or the surrounding skin, to ensure that you don’t get an infection.
If your toenails are crumbling or discoloured, then it’s likely that you’re suffering from a toenail fungal infection. When you come to our Cambridge foot care clinic, your practitioner can treat the infection and advise you on changes you can make to your footwear or daily habits to prevent the infection coming back. Treating nail fungal infections, depending on different factors, can be a lengthy process and often requires self-treatment at home.
Ingrown toenails can cause pain along the sides and corners of your nail. You may be suffering from pain, redness, and possibly even a pus-filled wound (if pus/infection is present, please make an appointment with a Podiatrist instead). Out foot health practitioner can relieve your pain and provide advice how to reduce risk of getting ingrown toenail in the future. The treatment method involves gently removing the part of toenail that is ingrown, by removing a little section of the nail that is causing the pain, and then putting an anti-septic dressing on the wound to help it heal. If your ingrown toenail is very serious, then we can refer you to a Podiatrist at our Cambourne practice or you may self-refer yourself to the CPFT NHS for nail surgery.
Joint and muscle pain in your feet or ankles
If you suffer from ankle pain, pain in the arch of your foot, pain in your calf, or sharp pains under the ball of your foot, then our foot health practitioner may be able to help you. These problems are often caused by soft tissues being overloaded, this then can apply extra stresses on areas of your feet or ankles. This can also aggravate arthritis in your feet or ankles.
Depending on your symptoms and medical history, our foot health practitioner may recommend orthotics or insoles, usually this therapy is accompanied by muscle strengthening/stretching exercises. Orthoses are special inserts that go into your shoes to help align the posture of your foot and provide functionality and support that your feet may be in need of. Orthoses may feel awkward or uncomfortable for the first few days, but after the break-in period, you should notice a positive improvement.
What’s the difference between a Podiatrist and a Foot Health Practitioner?
Before securing an appointment, it’s important to understand that a Podiatrist (FKA Chiropodist) is a degree-level professional who is registered with the HCPC, whereas a Foot Health Practitioner has attained a diploma in foot health qualification and is not registered with the HCPC. Healthcare insurance policies do not cover treatments offered by foot health practitioners. Our foot health practitioner has been practising foot health since 2017, regularly works together with a Podiatrist providing assistance during nail surgeries and is currently furthering his education in the field with a Bachelor’s Degree in Podiatric Medicine at the University of East London.