Treatments available at A1 Chiropody

Ingrown toe nail? Verruca? Foot problems? Come to us!

From toe nail cutting to sports injuries, we offer a wide selection of treatments for many foot problems. Whether you need regular treatment in the surgery or you need a one of home visit or just some advice you can rely on us. With so much experience in foot care you know you'll be getting highly skilled professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the feet and lower limb at A1 Chiropody. We can treat nail conditions under local analgesia.

We can treat and give advice on the following:

  • Removal of corns and callous
  • Blisters
  • Bunions
  • Nail conditions, nail surgery and toe nail cutting
  • Ingrowing toenail eradication
  • Verrucae and Cryotherapy
  • Biomechanics
  • Provision of orthotics and insoles
  • Sports injuries
  • Footwear advice
  • Advice on bone surgery and bunions
  • Diabetic care and assessment
  • Advice on athletes foot and fungal infections
  • Heel pain - plantar fasciitis

Corns (helomas)

Corns and callous form when the foot is subjected to abnormal levels of pressure during the walking cycle. This may be due to footwear or abnormal mechanics in the foot.

These are areas of thickened skin caused by pressure or friction which have an extremely hard core which can press onto nerves giving rise to pain or discomfort. They can arise anywhere on the foot on top of the toes, between the toes or on the ball of the foot. They can generally be removed quite simply giving immediate relief.

Ingrowing toenails

These generally occur on the great toenail. The nail becomes embedded into the soft tissue at the side of the skin. If left it will cause pain and irritation and possibly infection

They may be caused by damage due to injury, tight shoes or incorrect nail cutting. The podiatrist will be able to remove the painful part of the nail or all of the nail with local anaesthesia if necessary.

Verruca (wart)

These are caused by a virus (HPV) and generally appear somewhere on the sole of the foot. They can look similar to a corn but have capillaries in them, appearing as dark spots and may appear anywhere on the foot.

Verrucae are a result of a viral infection in the skin. This virus thrives in damp conditions, so is therefore commonly picked up in places like communal changing areas at the swimming pool and gyms. Verrucae are treated in a number of different ways, such as applying lotions or ointments that contain strong acids to eradicated the virus. Freezing with liquid nitrogen is also available at the clinic; which is often a quick effective treatment.

If you have foot problems contact the experts on
0131 229 5986 or
0131 339 5428

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