PLEASE NOTE - OPEN FOR BUSINESS FROM 1 MAY 2020

Conditions we treat

 

Diabetic Assessments / Annual Screen and Checkups

We specialise in Diabetic Footcare. We assess and treat all your podiatry needs and help reduce your risk of developing complications. This includes screening, education, prevention and wound management of diabetic ulcers. We can provide you with an advised return date (by text or letter) for your treatment and next assessment. One less thing to worry about!

High arch / low arch profile (flat foot / fallen arches)

Your foot shape determines the pressure distribution and how your foot functions. Orthotics may help realign and rebalance foot and body posture, preventing injury and pain. Orthotics can help get the foot pronation / supination balance right.
(An orthotic is a specialised support, worn inside your shoe.) We specialise in casted bespoke orthotics (using plaster of paris bandage to take an accurate impression of the foot). Ask about the Prescription Orthotic Package.

Plantar fasciitis, hallux valgus, excessive pronation, morton’s metatarsalgia, heel spur.

Verrucae / Plantar Warts

Verrucae pedis or Plantar warts are caused by a virus and can closely resemble corns, so need correct diagnosis before treatment. There are a range of treatment options to get the fastest results available at Clonmel Foot Clinic.

Shin splints, ankle sprain, sports injuries

(See orthotics)

 
Hard skin (callous/corns)

These can be caused by ill-fitting footwear, casuing excess pressure or friction; but they can also be related to poor foot structure and function. These are painlessly removed and a treatment plan provided to help prevent recurrence.

Foot odour / excessive perspiration / bromhidrosis

If you or a family member has ‘stink-foot’, you’ll know! This condition, properly termed bromhidrosis is usually the result of keratin breakdown in the presence of hyperhidrosis (excessive sweat production). The problem is rarely due to hygience issues. Ask for our special insoles that fix, not mask, the problem.

Cracked heels

Hard, cracked skin around the heels can be unsightly and painful. It is often seen in the summer months, when wearing open-backed sandals or flip-flops. This can be painlessly reduced; we stock professional-grade moisturising urea creams to prevent recurrence.

Bunions (hallux valgus)

Hallux valgus (Bunions) is a deformity where the big toe deviates from its correct position. This can lead to painful pressure-points on the big toe and other parts of the foot.

Footcare during Pregnancy

General nail & skin maintenance can be a problem when it is too difficult to reach the feet, and you need to take extra care for overstressed feet carrying those extra pounds!

Care for 'ageing feet'

Feet that have covered many miles and may be suffering from ‘wear & tear’, osteoarthritis, deminished padding on the sole, or decreased circulation. Or where it may be difficult to reach your feet, and see what you are doing for correct self-care.

Ingrown Toenails

Usually, a simple trim and nail-cutting advice will fix the problem and alleviate pain. However, if required, we specialise in nail surgery for permanent removal of a nail section (and occasionally the full nail) using local anaesthetic. This is usually performed for ingrown toenails that have failed to respond to other treatments, or are infected. Minimum time is required for recovery (usually just one day).

Orthotics

Your foot shape determines the pressure distribution and how your foot functions. Orthotics may help realign and rebalance foot and body posture, preventing injury and pain. Orthotics can help get the foot pronation / supination balance right.
(An orthotic is a specialised support, worn inside your shoe.) We specialise in casted bespoke orthotics (using plaster of paris bandage to take an accurate impression of the foot). Ask about the Prescription Orthotic Package.

Plantar fasciitis, hallux valgus, excessive pronation, morton’s metatarsalgia, heel spur.

Nail problems

As well as treating ingrown toe nails, we see many other conditions including involuted / convoluted nails, corns under nails, fungal nails, thickened nails, cutting difficulties. We occasionally treat finger nails too.

Athletes foot (fungal)

Ask at our Clinic for specialised treatments and advice to prevent recurrence.

Footwear advice

We offer advice on footwear; ask for our 18 footwear secrets leaflet! It can be helpful to examine your most commonly worn footwear – even if these are slippers!