At Right Step Podiatry, we offer the following treatments. Please click the links below for more information.
Occasionally your podiatrist will offer rehabilitation exercises to help with your condition/injury, these may include: exercise with a physio band, physical therapies and stretches.
It is always advisable to warm-up before sport or any kind of exercise, always follow an exercise plan to help you return to normal sporting activity.
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Shockwave or Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is used for chronic pain in conditions such as, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinopathy, or heel pain.
ESWT helps to promote healing and disperse calcification in tendons, aiding the natural healing process of the body. If you have had plantar fasciitis for some time now and have tried other treatments that have failed click here to learn more about extracorporeal shockwave therapy >>
Orthoses are prescribed by your podiatrist to help support and correct a biomechanical issue that may be leading to your current condition. Rightstep have a number of different types of orthotic.
- Semi-Custom orthotics are not scanned to your feet, they are an over the counter device with additions to help treat your symptoms.
- Custom made orthotics are made from a 3D scan of your feet and are prescribed specially for you, your biomechanics and your condition.
- Over the counter devices are a ‘one size fits all device’ which can be suitable for some patients and their current symptoms.
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Children who need orthotics are generally prescribed an ‘over the counter device’ if possible, this is due to growth and cost to parents.
In some case’s children need either the semi-custom or custom device, but this may be due to a severe flat foot or an active sporting lifestyle.
Orthoses work well in most cases to help with activity and biomechanical related symptoms, such as flat feet, high arches, in-toeing, out-toeing, and equinus deformities. Common conditions such as Severs disease, or Osgood schlatters often require orthotics and physiotherapy combined.
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Patients often present in clinic with an ingrown toenail, in many cases this can be packed and encouraged to grow out, however, on other occasions a surgery may be required.
A nail surgery is carried out by the podiatrist in clinic, with a local anaesthetic. It is a simple procedure that removes the offending piece of nail and can be treated to prevent regrowth.
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Our feet carry us around all day, they support our weight, and help us keep mobile and active. Having an appropriate shoe for your activity is paramount to avoid injury.
Footwear can also cause injury if your shoes are incorrect for your feet.
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LTU-904 or low level laser therapy can be used for musculoskeletal conditions, such as sprains and strains, tendon injuries, muscle soreness, fibrous lesions/scars, and slow healing wounds.
The laser light penetrates into tissue where it is absorbed by cells and converted into energy that influences the course of metabolic process.
I use laser on plantar fasciitis along with dry needling all the time and find this a very effective treatment.
In clinic we use different kinds of strapping depending on whether your issue is acute or chronic. Often ankle sprains and strains require a rigid strapping tape. However chronic complaints can respond well to kinesiology strapping. We use strapping along with other treatments for achilles tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, peroneal tendonitis, ankle and knee injuries and many more.
Needling is a very useful therapy, which helps relieve trigger points in muscles and reduce pain. Long term treatments can help achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, neuropathy, bursitis, shinsplints and calf tightness.
For those who don’t mind the use of needles, these treatments can be very effective in combination with strapping, stretching, exercises and orthoses.
Verruca are a virus (HPV) that can invade the tissues of the body. They can cleverly evade the immune system which is why they can be present for quite a while. Verrucas are very contagious.
We use two treatments at Rightstep Podiatry to treat Verruca.
Cryopen (cryotherapy)– we use this for small verruca on the feet and it is quite effective. However larger warts respond better to uptons paste.
We can help organise a treatment plan for you to get rid of that wart!
As podiatrist’s we treat patients for their corns, callus and nails on a day to day basis. Some podiatrist’s call this a medical pedicure. All our equipment is sterilised to a high standard. So if you are having issues with painful corns, cracked heels, or problem nails, we can treat all of those safely for you.
Up to Date 3 D Scanner Technology
We currently use a 3D scanner for the prescription of our custom-made orthotics. The scanner technology is extremely accurate and provides a no mess, quick 3D picture of your feet for our Orthotics Laboratory. We are currently using Dola Orthotics, who are extremely professional and produce a high quality orthotic.