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Verruca Needling (Falknor’s Technique)

As previously posted verrucae can be one of life’s frustrations; they can oft be stubborn and non-responsive to treatment. They are caused by the Human papillomavirus (HPV) which invades and infects the top layer of the skin (epidermis). The HPV infection gets into the skin cells following an abrasion or breaks in the skin surface. … Continue reading

October 18, 2018 Lumps, Bumps & Skin lesions, Services

Ingrowing & Painful toenails

Ingrowing toenails are commonly seen in the clinic, they can be extremely painful when wearing shoes or doing sport. They can often become infected. We can offer a range of treatments including conservative and surgical… Continue reading

October 1, 2018 Blog, Children's Feet (Paediatric), Forefoot Pain, Ingrowing toenails

A Guide to Children’s Shoes

A survey completed by the College of Podiatry highlighted that up to 29% of British children could be wearing shoes which are completely the wrong size. This could potentially cause blisters, bruises, and ingrowing toenails. Most children learn to walk at around the time of their first birthday. As your child begins to walk, shoes … Continue reading

August 23, 2018 Children's Feet (Paediatric)

3d Scanning has arrived in Clinic

3d Scanning has arrived at the Portobello Clinic….. We have introduced some innovative 3d scanning technology recently at the Portobello Clinic, and have been achieving some excellent results. We now complete a 3d scan of the foot to make foot orthoses or insoles, when trialling this we carefully looked at accuracy and efficiency and compared … Continue reading

August 4, 2018 New Technology

Verrucae and Warts

What is a verrucua or wart? Verrucae and warts are areas of thickened skin, that often can be unsightly and painful that commonly affect the skin on the feet. What do they look like? Previous Next Verrucae and warts can present in many different ways from singular deep lesions to mosaic patterns and clusters. They … Continue reading

February 26, 2018 Lumps, Bumps & Skin lesions, Verrucae & Warts