Physiotherapy

Fungal Nail

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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.

 

Treatment

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

 

 

Further Treatment   

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

20-30 mins

 

Price

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

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Home Visits

 

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.

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Physiotherapy

Our Footcare Services

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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

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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.

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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?

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HADLEIGH

217 London Road,

Hadleigh, Benfleet,

Essex SS7 2RD

 

01702 554445

               

RAYLEIGH

144 High Street,

Rayleigh,

Essex SS6 7BU

 

01268 931149

               

WESTCLIFF

2138-140 Hamlet Court Road,

Westcliff,

Essex SS0 7LW

01702 554445

         

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What People Say

Best place ever to get your feet done and everyone at the clinic is amazing and super friendly, highly recommend

Gill Castle

I go regularly to keep my ingrowing toenails under control. Friendly, professional service, definitely recommend.

Excellent foot care , attention to all the details . Extremely friendly and professional care . Highly recommended .

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