Patients regularly say, “I only need my nails cut, as I find it difficult to bend down to cut them myself."
We can help but, there is no such thing as a simple nail cut at Podiatry Station! You are seeing a Qualified Foot Specialist who has a duty of care to carry out a full assessment within each appointment. This may simply be a visual inspection without you know it, but remember our Podiatrists are highly trained and very experienced professionals, who have an eye for underlying issues that you may not even be aware of, and need to know about.
Here at Podiatry Station we start this treatment by asking your full medical history, which includes finding out about any health conditions you have, all medication you are taking, and any other ongoing mental or physical problems you are experiencing. You may be wondering, why go through this longer process. We assure you that it sounds more complicated than it really is. As an example, you may be high risk diabetic patient or on Aspirin / Warfarin, then your GP will have advised you not to cut your own toenails. If this is the case, we need to know this before treating you. This is because these medications thin the blood which means that, if you were to injure yourself whilst cutting your nails, you could potentially lose a significant amount of blood.
The nail care we provide includes toenails being trimmed, filed, and sulci (sides) checked and cleared. The soles of the feet are also checked for any other problems that may need our attention. The treatment is completed by hydrating the skin with our foot balm.
As nail care is an ongoing requirement and often needs to be done approximately every 6-8 weeks, we offer a reduced price for regular clinic visits. Please view our prices page for more details or call us to find out more.