Routine footcare is provided within the clinic. This covers toenail cutting; gentle debridement of calluses caused by friction; delicate removal of corns (which are centralised masses of hard skin); reduction of thickened dystrophic toenails, and an application of a nourishing urea-rich foot cream.
Advice is provided on areas such as athlete’s foot, dry skin, sweaty feet, and footwear issues.
Routine appointments are scheduled for a period of up to 30 minutes, and initial appointments are scheduled for a period of up to 45 minutes.
Ingrowing toenails are a constant source of discomfort for many people: within the profession the term ‘involuted’ is used, and it relates to the arch-shaped toenail where the medial and/or lateral nail sides press down into the sulcus. This, in turn, often leads to the production of hard skin and even corns beneath the toenail.
For many people these problematic toenails have been passed down through familial history. For others it may be ill-fitting footwear, or even a foot that pronates (or flattens) excessively. Occasionally a traumatic incident such as a stubbed toe or possibly some injudicious D.I.Y. cutting will leave a nail spur that actually penetrates the skin. This justifies the term “ingrowing toenail” or onychocryptosis.
If, however, you’re suffering from involuted toenails or ingrowing toenails, nail surgery is available within the clinic using local anaesthesia to painlessly remove the troublesome portion of toenail. An initial face-to-face consultation is always undertaken beforehand to assess any possible surgical contraindications.
What our customers say…
I would just like to say a few words about Andrew, who have (sic) been treating me with my feet for 15 years plus. I have found him to be very competent and alert in his work, also I can say a good friend who I can phone at any time. In that time he has treated me with a troublesome ingrown toenail operation to cut it out (firstly using numbing injections, and a tourniquet on it), whilst talking me through the operation in a very calm manner. The aftercare he kept till he was satisfied with the healing. Also I have a lot to thank him for when noticing a very tiny mole on top of my foot one day that he was not happy with, and making me promise to get in touch with my GP that day. In four weeks I was at the hospital having a biopsy on it, being told it was a [malignant] melanoma and being told it needed to be surgically removed: all this within the twelve weeks of Andrew noticing it. Apart from all the scars, I have my foot and I have a lot to thank him for; also my life. I have all the confidence he will carry on looking after my feet. I would, and have been, recommending him to many.
Mrs M B – Sloley
Thank you very much indeed for operating on my ingrown toenail. Before the operation I could hardly walk and my big toe was extremely painful. Thanks to you the operation was a complete success and painless. It is such a joy to be able to walk again without pain. Many thanks.
Mr P L – North Walsham
I am extremely happy to recommend Andrew Hoyes. My nail removals were handled with skill, care, and attention to detail. These qualities have been consistent throughout all my appointments and I am grateful to have found someone who is not only pioneering, but who I trust.
Bernice Frary – Norwich
"After a number of various unsuccessful conventional treatments to remove three verrucae, I contacted Andrew after hearing about his laser treatment methods. I was delighted by the results. I underwent five laser treatments, three of which I had a local anaesthetic. The two smaller ones went quickly but the largest was more stubborn! Andrew's friendly, professional and competent manner put me at ease at all times and whilst I 'toughed out' some of the treatments without local anaesthetic, I was very happy indeed with the care and attention I received and, best of all, with the final results."
Ms L K, Norwich
"Just a quick email to say how pleased I am with the results of the laser treatment on my persistent verrucas. The results are fantastic after just one treatment - the skin has healed perfectly and you can barely see where the warts once were. Hoping the two remaining will be cleared up completely in the follow up laser treatment. Thanks for the professional treatment and friendly advice given throughout."
Miss C S Gwynedd
"When I first visited Andrew it was difficult for him to disguise his dismay at the sight of my left foot. However after careful discussion and Andrew making me aware of the pain and discomfort I would possibly experience plus awareness the treatment might not work, we agreed to have a go at the laser treatment. Yes there was some pain, especially when a large blister formed when I put too much pressure on my foot by cutting the grass, but I am absolutely delighted with the result. Three treatments. Completely clear of those antisocial verrucas. Thank you Andrew."
Mrs S A, Southrepps.