Yearly Archives - 2021

Wimbledon Foot & Ankle clinic

Wimbledon foot and ankle clinic can be found within a 30 second walk from Wimbledon train station.  Wimbledon clinic is a satellite clinic from our main clinic in Earlsfield, SW184HR.  We support our local community around Wandsworth, Merton and South London.  The Foot & Ankle clinic is well situated with convenient transport links London Waterloo.  Advanced diagnostic procedures such as on-site ultrasound, shockwave therapyinjection therapyminor operations and advanced analysis procedures are carried out at our main clinical site in Earlsfield.

Find our more about our clinical locations by clicking here : About us 

We are delighted to announce that the Wimbledon clinic has successfully reopened following the Covid-19 temporary closure. Healthcare remained open throughout lockdown 1, 2 and 3. South West Podiatry remained open for face to face consultations at our main clinical location in Earlsfield. Wimbledon remained open for virtual podiatry consultations throughout 2020. We are based within a multidisciplinary clinic: PhysioSW19

Clinic locations:

Advanced analysis appointments are available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinics.  *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead

How to book:

Schedule your consultation online click here:  BOOK ONLINE.  Alternatively, speak to our friendly booking team: 02071646607

Insurance and Fee’s:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPAVitalityWPACignaAVIVA and Simply Health. A full list of our consultation fee’s including self-pay can be found here:  Insurance and Fee’s

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How to treat heel pain

orthotic maidenhead

Once one of our Podiatrists have determined the structure in the heel (for example the plantar fascia) which is causing your heel pain they will then look to further analyse the potential causes of damage. This could be due to footwear or over training increasing mileage when running too early for example.

The analysis comes in the form of an advanced analysis, this is where the Podiatrist will assess your walking and or running gait and undertake infra red pressure analysis to look at the pressure distribution through the foot when walking or running.

The results of the advanced analysis will enable the Podiatrist reduce your heel pain as quickly as possible by prescribing an appropriate management plan which may involve the following therapies:

In the next series of blogs we will look into some of the treatment options for heel pain.

Clinic locations:

Appointments are available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead
clinics.  *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and
Maidenhead clinical locations.

How to book:

Click the following link to schedule your consultation online 24/7:  BOOK ONLINE. 
Alternatively, speak to our friendly booking team between 9am-5pm
Monday-Saturday: 020 7164 6607

Insurance and Fee’s:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA and Simply Health.
A full list of our consultation fee’s including self-pay can be found
here:  Insurance
and Fee’s
. Our Podiatry team are health care professional council
registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and
continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the
latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. We
have onsite diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield
clinics. Infra-red pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield
clinics with treadmill examinations.

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Diagnosing Heel Pain

How to diagnose heel pain

In order for our Podiatrists to assess heel pain we need to first take a detailed history of when and how the heel pain started, along with other questions about the character of pain and the severity of pain to help aid in diagnosing the possible causes of pain.

Diagnostic imaging such as MRI, X-Ray and diagnostic ultrasound will help the Podiatrist in diagnosing and differentiating the causes of your heel pain. At South West Podiatry we have on-site diagnostic ultrasounds to view internal structures of the foot and ankle such as bone, ligament, and tendon.

What is ultrasound used for in Podiatry?

Ultrasound is a safe way and effective way to assess injury to muscle or tendons within your foot and ankle.

How does it work?

We use a probe that emits sound waves into your body, similar to pregnancy ultrasound. Waves of ultrasound are then converted into an image to allow us to see superficial structures within the foot and ankle.

Clinic locations:

Appointments are available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead
clinics.  *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and
Maidenhead clinical locations.

How to book:

Click the following link to schedule your consultation online 24/7:  BOOK ONLINE. 
Alternatively, speak to our friendly booking team between 9am-5pm
Monday-Saturday: 020 7164 6607

Insurance and Fee’s:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA and Simply Health.
A full list of our consultation fee’s including self-pay can be found
here:  Insurance
and Fee’s
. Our Podiatry team are health care professional council
registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and
continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the
latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. We
have onsite diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield
clinics. Infra-red pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield
clinics with treadmill examinations.

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Plantar Fasciitis.

Heel pain month and exploring Plantar fasciitis

What is plantar Fasciitis?

The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissue on the bottom of the foot and inserts into the heel. This tissue can be damaged, torn or overloaded with increased activity levels on the foot, or increased body weight. Microdamage and swelling occurs under the heel, leading to increased collagen turnover and scar tissue formation. This causes chronic thickening of the plantar fascia that can easily be identified by scanning the foot with the use of diagnostic ultrasound.

Symptoms.

The symptoms of plantar fasciitis are:

  • Pain on the bottom of the heel.
  • Pain in the arch of the foot.
  • Pain is worse in the morning.
  • Pain that increases over a period of time.
plantar fasciitis south west podiatry

How can South West Podiatry help resolve your heel pain?

Our experienced Foot & Ankle team will assess your concern during an initial consultation and provide you with an appropriate management plan that may include:

– On-site diagnostic ultrasound
– X-ray
– MRI
– Orthotics (medical insoles)
– Shockwave Therapy
– Steroid injection therapy
– Online rehabilitation package
– Face to Face or Video consultation

Clinic locations:

Appointments are available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead
clinics.  *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and
Maidenhead clinical locations.

How to book:

Click the following link to schedule your consultation online 24/7:  BOOK ONLINE. 
Alternatively, speak to our friendly booking team between 9am-5pm
Monday-Saturday: 020 7164 6607

Insurance and Fee’s:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA and Simply Health.
A full list of our consultation fee’s including self-pay can be found
here:  Insurance
and Fee’s
. Our Podiatry team are health care professional council
registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and
continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the
latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. We
have onsite diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield
clinics. Infra-red pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield
clinics with treadmill examinations.

Read more...

March is the month of heel pain.

Heel pain

#PodsHealHeels

As well as bringing the warmer weather March also brings awareness off heel pain with the campaign #PodsHealHeels educating and advising people who suffer with heel pain on what to do and who to see. Over the next few articles we will be delving into heel pain, its causes and how Podiatrist can help to manage and resolve this common foot condition.

What is heel pain?

Painful heels are a common complaint presented to our Podiatry team at South West Podiatry. The complexity of the condition and the difficulties in identifying the various causes of heel pain can result in prolonged suffering of an individual if a referral into Podiatry is not made early on in the condition.

What Causes heel pain?

There are many conditions that effect the heel, Plantar fasciitis, bursitis, stress fractures, S1 radiculopathy, nerve entrapments and cysts are all conditions around the bottom of your heel which could be causing your pain.

What should I do if I have heel pain?

If you have been suffering with heel pain for more than six weeks then an initial consultation with our experienced podiatry team would be highly recommended. In that consultation we will fully assess your feet and take a full history of your symptoms. Your podiatrist will discuss a specific treatment plan for your condition and organise a unique management plan to reduce your symptoms and improve your condition. We also have a video library of rehabilitation exercises in our patient resource which your podiatrist can discuss with you.

A Gait analysis / Biomechanical examination may be booked following an initial consultation to identify the cause of mechanical stress on the plantar fascia or foot structure, caused by walking or running. An infra-red pressure assessment may also be used to provide data to analyse increased forces through your feet. Orthotics are useful for certain symptoms of plantar heel pain which are prescribed to you to improve symptoms and offload areas of the feet caused by mechanical inefficiencies.

 

Clinic locations:

Appointments are available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead
clinics.  *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and
Maidenhead clinical locations.

How to book:

Click the following link to schedule your consultation online 24/7:  BOOK ONLINE. 
Alternatively, speak to our friendly booking team between 9am-5pm
Monday-Saturday: 020 7164 6607

Insurance and Fee’s:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA and Simply Health.
A full list of our consultation fee’s including self-pay can be found
here:  Insurance
and Fee’s
. Our Podiatry team are health care professional council
registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and
continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the
latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. We
have onsite diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield
clinics. Infra-red pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield
clinics with treadmill examinations.

Over the next month we will provide more information on heel pain and help you fight the war against heel pain #PodsHealHeels.

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