Michael White Lightfoot Podiatry

Chiropodists and Podiatrists in Ruislip

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210 Victoria Road
Ruislip
Middlesex
HA4 0AP

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Chiropodist/Podiatrist

Chiropodists based in Ruislip - now more commonly called Podiatrists - diagnose and treat abnormalities of the lower limb. They give professional advice on the prevention of foot problems. Common conditions treated are ingrown toenails corns callouses verrucae heel pain and infections of the feet. Podiatrists also carry out nail surgery using local anaesthetic diabetic assessments biomechanical assessments and prescribe orthotics to correct postural problems.

Refurbishment of the Practice

Our excellent builders have completed the work to extend and refurbish the surgery and we now have a great new and up-to-date facility for patients.

Specialist Services

Michael White qualified as a State Registered Chiropodist in 1976 and has practiced in Ruislip Manor since 1979. In addition to general chiropody he also provides: Orthotics - ready made and bespoke; Diabetic assessment with optional ankle brachial pressure index testing; Nail surgery (PNA) under local anaesthetic. The surgery has parking and good public transport links with the: Metropolitan/Piccadilly lines (Ruislip Manor station); Central line (Ruislip Gardens station); 114 bus route.

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Member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists; Registered with the Health Professions Council

Corns and Callouses

Corns and callouses are caused by pressure on the skin. Common pressure sites are the balls of the feet and the tips of the toes. Corns and callouses can be found in-between the toes, under the nails and on the sole of the foot.

Corns are hard nodules in the skin that can cause pain, soft corns can occur between the toes and cause a high degree of pain for a relative small corn.

Callouses are thickened yellowy areas of skin and often give a burning sensation especially after activity.

Verrucae

Verrucae (plural), verruca (singular) is the Latin name for a wart, hence "verrucae pedis" means wart on the foot.

Verrucae are caused by the invasion of the skin by the verrucae virus. Normally warts tend to cauliflower out of the skin, but on the foot, warts get pushed into the skin by the pressure of the body on the foot and forms a hard lump. This can be seen as a round lesion which may or may not have black spots in it.

Athletes Foot

Athletes foot is another term used for fungal infections of the foot.

These are caused by weakening the natural protective flora of the skin.

The skin is covered with a layer of many different organisms each keeping each other in check. When the skin gets too wet due to excessive sweating or not being able to dry out due to footwear, some of these organisms die leaving a vacuum.

Fungi that are already on the skin in small quantities, multiply, filling this vacuum causing athletes foot.

Sweaty or smelly feet

The feet lose about half a pint of sweat over a period of about 24 hours. They have to do this in order to keep the sole of the foot supple
as the sole of the foot has no oil producing glands.

Excessive sweating or sweat on the skin which is unable to disperse, will cause bacteria on the skin to break down the sweat which results in offensive odours.

Trading Since

1979

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Michael White gives an excellent service, is efficient and keeps to his appointment time, no hanging around! He is very good with children, putting them at ease for treatments, and equally good with adults. Michael has always explained what treatment is necessary and what can be offered, as in the case of diabetic consultations. I would have no reservations about recommending this surgery to others.

Christine Mills - 24/05/2007 | report this review

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Opening hours

Monday: 9am - 6:30pm

Tuesday: 9am - 12:30pm

Wednesday to Thursday: 9am - 6:30pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 9am - 12:30pm

Sunday: Closed

Key Services

chiropodists, chiropody, chiropody services, chiropractic clinic, corns, foot problems, footwear advice, fungal infection, heel pain, ingrowing toenails, nail surgery, orthotics, podiatry, varrucas, verruca


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