Fungal nail infections, known as ONYCHOMYCOSIS, are the cause of much embarrassment. Left untreated the infection can easily spread to neighbouring nails. If you have any concerns that you may be affected, seek professional advice promptly. Treatments can be effective in the early stages of any infection but can be much harder to achieve a successful outcome if the infection itself has reached the nail bed.
How can you identify a fungal infection?
In the early stages a fungal nail infection is typically seen as a white discolouration of the edges of a nail, but once established the nails gradually thicken and become crumbly appearing more yellow in colour. It usually affects both the nail and the nail bed.
A fungal nail infection in the toenail is commonly caused by a fungal skin infection such as Athlete’s Foot. Around a third of people with Athlete’s Foot also have a nail infection. Other typical causes can be footwear that causes the feet to sweat or suffering from sweaty feet on a long-term basis as fungi grow in warm, damp conditions. Fungal nail infections are more predominant with age but sometimes there is no obvious reason.
If you have had a fungal nail problem for a long period of time. Our foot health practitioners can advise you how best to proceed.
An initial assessment will be made to determine what form of treatment is best suited to your specific needs and the severity of the ONYCHOMYCOSIS.
An electric file is then used to remove any thickened or discoloured nail and guidance and advice on the best treatment given.
Chemical treatment may be advised depending on the type of infection, usually requiring daily application
A complimentary foot massage completes your appointment
A single visit will not resolve the problem. We will advise you of the best course of treatment and possible time scale.
Length of Appointment
From £25 per session
We place great emphasis on clinical cleanliness, and we abide strictly to the care guidelines set out for Foot Health Professionals.
Instruments are sterilized in an autoclave and remain sterile in a vacuum sealed pouch until opened during treatment so there can be no risk of cross contamination between patients.
Have a treatment and feel like walking on air
Professional footcare from the comfort of your own home
We understand that it can be difficult for you to attend one of our clinics for
treatment and are pleased to offer a Home Visiting Service. Ideal for those who
have mobility issues or who prefer not to venture out during the Pandemic.
All practitioners at First4feet are fully DBS checked and experienced in visiting
clients in their own homes. If possible, we prefer a ground room where you can be
seated on an upright chair such as a dining room or kitchen but will adapt
treatments to your specific mobility needs where required.
Nursing Home Visits
Professional footcare at your nursing home
We understand that it can be difficult for you to attend one of our clinics for treatment and are pleased to offer a Care Home Visiting Service. Ideal for those who have mobility issues or who prefer not to venture out during the Pandemic.
All practitioners at First4feet are fully DBS checked and experienced in visiting clients in their nursing homes. If possible, we prefer a ground room where you can be seated on an upright chair such as a dining room or kitchen but will adapt treatments to your specific mobility needs where required.
Our Footcare Services
Full Foot Treatment
One of the most popular treatments offered across all First4Feet Foot clinics, a Full Foot Treatment will not only leave your feet feeling in tip-top condition but most importantly it can identify any issues before they become too serious and enable any required treatment to begin promptly
Toe/Finger Nail Cutting
If you struggle to cut your toenails and fingernails, possibly due to a difficulty in maintaining a safe grip of the clippers, or struggle to reach your toenails we can help. The process of how to cut toenails differs slightly from that of how to cut fingernails.
Nursing Home Visits
Are you struggling to find a reliable practitioner who can provide exceptional treatment for your residents? Do you need someone who takes the time to understand every patient and their needs, but also understands the pressures on you and your team?
WHAT HYGIENE PROCESSES ARE IN PLACE?We place great emphasis on clinical cleanliness, and we abide strictly to the care guidelines set out for Foot Health Professionals. Instruments are sterilised in an autoclave and remain sterile in a vacuum sealed pouch until opened during treatment so there is no risk of cross-contamination between patients.
HOW DO I PAY FOR TREATMENT?You can pay by direct debit/credit card, cash, cheque, Apple Pay or Android pay.
WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?Please give as much notice as possible if you wish to cancel your appointment as we are often fully booked, and we would like to pass your appointment to someone else. Unfortunately, if you give less than 24 hours’ notice we may charge you the full cost of your treatment.
IS THE CLINIC INSURED?Your treatment is only performed by fully qualified and professionally insured practitioners with advanced DBS certification. We place great emphasis on clinical cleanliness and abide strictly to the care guidelines set out for Foot Health Professionals.
WHAT IS THE PARKING AND DISABLED ACCESS LIKE?All 3 clinics are designed to be wheelchair friendly and accessible to anyone with mobility issues. Treatment rooms are on the ground floor at all three sites and have disabled toilet facilities. All 3 clinics are conveniently located with ample parking and easy access to bus routes.
MY FEET ARE SENSITIVE, WILL IT HURT?"Most people have ticklish feet. We have been professionally trained to handle your feet to ensure that you feel no pain during your treatment. All instruments are sterilised and stored in a vacuum sealed pouch only opened during treatment to prevent cross contamination between patients
WHAT IF I NEED TO BE REFERRED TO A DOCTOR OR SURGEON?Our range of treatments is extensive, but if we feel you would benefit from seeing a surgeon or specialist, we will refer you. First4feet works closely with many local GP practices and care providers.
CAN I REQUEST A HOME VISIT?A home visit is offered to anyone who is shielding or has severe mobility or health issues. These appointments are often booked weeks in advance so contacting us early is key to obtaining treatment quickly.
What People Say
Best place ever to get your feet done and everyone at the clinic is amazing and super friendly, highly recommend
I go regularly to keep my ingrowing toenails under control. Friendly, professional service, definitely recommend.