Everyday we take our feet for granted and with each step we take three times our body weight goes through our feet. It’s little wonder that so many problems can occur in our feet, some of which can cause debilitating foot pain.

But worry not, our chiropodist (Dawn Turton) at Western House in Barnsley is at hand to deal with all your foot related issues. With over 25 years of experience, there is nothing she can’t deal with from something as simple as nail cutting or advice on the correct technique to more complex issues such as ulcerations, verruca’s and ingrowing toe nails, you can be rest assured all of these issues can be treated with care and expertise.

How can we help?

The most common foot problems can sometimes be avoided by the correct advice and professional treatment. Nail cutting is something many of us have done countless times throughout our lives but are you cutting your nails correctly? Or do you have difficulty reaching your feet? Or can you simply not cut your nails because they are too thick?

If you are unable to carry out the task of cutting your nails correctly, then there is the potential to cause problems such as ingrowing toenails, bacterial infection or fungal nail issues. This can be avoided by booking an appointment with our chiropodist. Other more complex issues such as corns and hard skin, verruca’s and cracked heels can also be treated easily and painlessly. Corns are generally caused by a pinpoint of pressure, often due to ill-fitting or inappropriate footwear. They can also be due to some functional issues that are occurring when walking that are causing pressure. Corns and calluses can be removed professionally by our chiropodist and can have your feet feel like you’re “walking on air”.

This is also true for the treatment of cracked heels. With regular visits to our chiropodist at Western House Consulting Rooms the pain and discomfort of cracked heels can be solved.

Verruca’s are a common problem, particularly in children as often they are barefoot at school or the swimming pool. But verruca’s can be passed on to adults and can be more difficult to treat. Over the counter remedies are often ineffective but our chiropodist can offer a more effective alternative treatment and advice.

All these common foot problems and more can cause pain and discomfort which can impede on our daily life, causing issues with doing the things we enjoy.

Chiropodists also play a key role in the early detection and treatment of foot problems in people with diabetes. People who are diabetic can easily get wounds on their feet – improper cutting or care of toenails can quickly escalate into a larger problem. You can help to minimise further issues by having a chiropodist regularly perform your nail care and check your feet for any other complications.

Make an appointment today

So if you are suffering with any type of foot pain, or you’re concerned with something you have on your foot and not sure what it could be, or if you simply wish to give your feet a little MOT then contact us here at Western House Consulting Rooms in Barnsley and our HCPC registered chiropodist will be happy to help.

For further information or to book an appointment with Dawn Turton contact us on (01226) 730249

Posted on Feb 23, 2024

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