Ipswich Foot Clinic

Working alongside a multidisciplinary team we are able to treat your symptoms
and the underlying cause.

Nail problems

This extremely painful condition can be treated either by just removing the offending section of nail, normally this is painless. We are able to use both a local anaesthetic spray and injections if required. If the problem is reoccurring then we are able to perform nail surgery.
This is performed under local anaesthetic, the procedure will remove part of or the entire nail and a chemical is used to prevent re growth.
There are several treatments and products we can use and we can also thin the nail to ensure the maximum success rate.
These can be a result of trauma or fungal infection. Management of these is important as ulceration can occur. We have equipment that enables us to manage them and the ability to reconstruct if needed for cosmetic reasons.
Occasionally nails become deformed by trauma or infection and people are often very self conscious of how they look. This painless procedure that lasts 4-6 weeks often longer. Nail varnish can be applied afterwards giving a pleasing finish.

Foot Pain

Your foot is a complex part of the body with 26 bones, joints, ligaments, muscles and nerves. Pain is often complex in its cause and treatment with 33 moving joints. We take a detailed history and examination which can involve a gait analysis.
We treat with an appropriate combination of orthotics, exercises, tape and footwear advice. If more treatment is required then we have EMS shockwave therapy, which has an high success rate in resolving heel pain. Steroid injections are also available.
A combination of footwear advice, taping, neuromobilisation and taught self mobilisation, and orthotics. Happy to discuss all treatment options including surgery if required.
This can be treated using a combination of footwear, bespoke silicone toe props, mobilisation, taping and foams
When a foot gets injured often there can be secondary pain due to the large number of bones, joints, ligaments as a result of compensation mechanisms. Therefore a detailed history is vital.

Skin problems

When treating it is especially important to address the underlying cause to delay a reoccurrence. This can be done using orthotics, bespoke silicone wedges.
We offer a complete range of treatments from strong acids, freezing, electric hyperfication and the newest Faulkner’s dry needling. The appropriate treatment options are discussed appropriate to the pain, location and duration of the lesion.
With Diabetes our role is to advise, educate, treat and prevent any problems. If there any concerns immediate response and consultation can be arranged.
We are able to do a full vascular assessment with hand held Doppler and ankle brachial if required.
We are able to assess peripheral nerves using pin prick, monofilament and tuning fork.
A common skin infection that can sometimes be difficult to treat. We can advise on appropriate treatments.
Having sweaty feet is a distressing and embarrassing problem. We suggest simple steps you can take to improve the condition.
Alison is our sports and biomechanics expert. Working as the first team Podiatrist for Ipswich Town Football Club over 10 years. She is experienced in treating professional footballers and other professional sports men and women. Treatment covers the entire range of sports and mechanical related problems. Our very close working relationship with the excellent physios and osteopaths at Gilmour Piper provides a holistic view of the body's biomechanics. This is done through joint appointments with 2 physicians for only one consultation fee.
If you experience muscle or joint pain, or a pain inside your foot, or simply want a postural check up, we will book you in for a Biomechanical Assessment (also called a Foot Function Assessment). If you have been scheduled for a Biomechanical Assessment please ensure that you bring with you:
  • A pair of shorts or leggings. Your Podiatrist will need to see your knees and below.
  • A well fitted shirt. Your podiatrist will need to assess your posture including spinal alignment and pelvic stability.
  • Examples of your everyday and sports footwear, or those shoes which cause you problems.
  • Any relevant X-rays or scans (feet, ankles, knees, hips, pelvis, spine).
  • Any other items you feel are relevant to your problem (eg. pre-existing orthoses).
Children can experience a range of foot problems which we are often able to help with. Gait analysis, growing pains, sporting injuries and ingrown toenails are just a few of the areas that our podiatrists are trained to deal with in regards to your child's health.