01206 517117

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Abbey Field Medical Centre

Ypres Road, Colchester, Essex CO2 7UW


General Foot Care

Routine treatments usually include the removal of painful lesions such as corns and callus as well as nail care.

Corns and Callus

Corns and callus are a common problem that can be very painful. These can be treated and measures put in place to limit discomfort and help to prevent reoccurrence.

Ingrown and Thickened Toe Nails

Toe nails can become thickened and curved in becoming painful and difficult to manage. They can usually be treated without any discomfort. Occasionally, they need to be removed permanently which involves a minor surgical procedure under local anaesthesia.

Flat Feet and Sports Injuries (biomechanics)

The way we stand, walk and run all has an impact on our lower limb and foot health. If someone has poor foot posture or mechanics, this can lead to a host of problems involving the foot, leg, knee, hip and back.

Common foot problems such as flat feet, heel pain and plantar fasciitis can be treated following a biomechanical examination, where your walking (gait) pattern, posture, joint condition and alignment and muscle power are all looked at. If a problem is found, then sometimes bespoke orthoses can be prescribed to improve your foot posture.

Sometimes more basic insoles, podiatry treatments, stretching exercises and footwear advice can be used to alleviate pain.

Diabetic Foot Care

If you have diabetes you should have your feet checked at least annually by an appropriately qualified podiatrist. Andrew Barker has specialised in the field for over 18 years working as part of a specialist diabetes team.

Andrew Barker has specialised in the field for over 18 years working as part of a specialist diabetes team. If you have any diabetic foot problems please make an appointment, or if you simple want your feet assessed and checked why not book in for a diabetic screening appointment.

Bunions and Hammer Toes

Bunions and hammer toes can be extremely painful and can lead to painful callus and corns. They can often be treated without the need for considering surgery.

Children's Foot Problems (Podopaediatrics)

It is essential to identify as early as possible, any problems that might need specialist treatment in order to prevent problems in later life. Common problems treated include flat feet, curly toes, verrucae (warts) and lower leg pains.

Verrucae (warts)

Verrucae are one of the most common foot problems. Most people will develop a verruca in their lifetime. Various treatments are available for this condition.

Home Visits Available

For those people that are housebound or have difficulty attending the clinic, home visits can be arranged.

Do you need to see a caring, professional podiatrist?

Book an appointment today call
01206 517117 or Mobile 07913 628476

Email info@colchesterpodiatry.co.uk

Andrew Barker is a member of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and registered with Health and Care Professions Council.

He has over 20 years experience in dealing with all aspects of foot care.

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