“My nails are so disgusting, ugly and thick. I can’t cut them and I am so embarrassed by them that I hide them away from all my friends and family. Even in the summer and when I go on holiday I cannot wear my sandals."
Does the above sound familiar? This is a common problem, but rest assured that with the correct treatment your nails can be improved. Some people are born with thick discoloured nails, where as others inherit them through poor footwear or as a result of having an accident.
Here at Podiatry Station we start this treatment by asking for your full medical history, which includes any health conditions you have, your medication, and any other ongoing mental or physical problems you are experiencing. This will allow us to assess if any current conditions or medications could causing the toenail problem. For example, if you are undergoing Chemotherapy, then we expect your nails to be black and thickened.
Your nails are a representation of your general health. Changes in the nail, such as discoloration, thickening or the sudden appearance of a black line can signal health problems. This can include liver and kidney disease, heart and lung conditions, anaemia, and Diabetes. These sudden changes in health status can often result in nail problems, including but not restricted to, changes in colour, shape and/or thickness, swelling of the skin around the nails, bleeding or discharge, and pain.
The nail care we provide includes all the nails being cut, physically thinned down and filed. All the toenail’s sulci (sides) are also checked and cleared. The soles of your feet are inspected 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.
After having been closed for more than 2-months, we are back and open to treat all patients. Following the advice given by Public Health England, and guidelines issued by The College of Podiatry, we are now able to treat all patients that are deemed to be safe. Health and safety is paramount, so we have introduced extra measures within the clinic to protect everyone. Patients can find out more about the changes being implemented on our website under ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) Clinic Policy & Procedure’.
If you need to see a Podiatrist, please contact us and we will carry out a health check to confirm if we are able to offer you an appointment immediately. In the meantime, we are reviewing the situation on a daily basis, and will release updates on our website, by email and via our social media channels should the guidelines change again.
Appointments will only be offered to patients who we feel are no risk to others!
You can contact us by telephone on 0203 327 0194, or by email at email@example.com
If you wish to discuss anything, require advise, or just want to have a chat, please feel free to get in touch with us. We are here to help!
Don’t give up… continue to stay safe, hopeful and happy. We will get through this!
Looking forward to returning to normality and seeing all our lovely patients soon…