Local Chiropody and Podiatry Services at Oakwood Clinic Enfield, N14



Our qualified and experienced (male and female) chiropodists and podiatrists provide a range of effective treatments, whether for hard skin, nail problems, veruccas or aching feet from fallen arches.

At Oakwood Clinic our local chiropodists and podiatrists are dedicated to helping you recover quickly and painlessly from all your feet problems. You will benefit from:

  • Exceptional care and advice: Our chiropodists will also explain ways to look after your feet to minimise future problems.
  • Experienced chiropodists: Our chiropodists have all undertaken a minimum of three years of training and have several years' experience in the NHS and in private practice.
  • Gentle treatment: As well as being highly skilled in relieving many foot problems, our chiropodists price themselves in working very gently so that patients feel comfortable and relaxed.
  • Home visits: We provide a home visiting chiropody service for those that cannot travel to the Clinic and who live locally.
Oakwood chiropodist examining a patient’s feet

Our chiropodists treat many conditions including:

  • Hard skin, callus and corns
  • Verruca treatment
  • Painful toenail treatments including ingrowing toenails
  • Surgery for permanent relief from ingrowing toenails
  • Hard or thick toenails, black nails or discoloured nails
  • Nail trimming when people have difficulty reaching them
  • Blisters, splinters and ulcers
  • Orthotics and insoles for flat and aching feet
Our Oakwood Clinic chiropodist performing nail trimming services on a patient

At Oakwood Clinic we treat people of all ages, from youngsters with verrucas to the elderly with thickened nails and bunions.

Treatments vary and are adapted to each individual's needs.

At your first treatment you will receive a careful examination of your feet and your therapist will then explain to you the nature of the problem and what treatment is recommended for best results.

Hard skin, callus and corns

Most calluses and corns are caused by the foot rubbing against a shoe. Large areas of rough hard skin such as on the ball of the foot are called calluses; small, round bumps made of hard skin are called corns.

At Oakwood Clinic our chiropodists treat these problems by painlessly removing hard skin. They may also supply special padding expertly applied to protect pressured areas of the feet. They also give helpful advice regarding appropriate foot creams, footwear and daily footcare at home.

Verrucas

Verrucas are common and cause small bumps of hard skin on the feet. They are caused by a virus that lodges in the skin of the feet and can persist for many months.

We offer high quality painless treatments, firstly by removing the hard skin and then applying a lotion to clear the virus. These treatments have been shown to be more effective than over the counter medications.

Painful toenails including ingrowing toenails

Ingrowing toenails occur when the corners or edges of the toenails – usually the big toe - grow into the skin next to the nail. This can cause the skin at the edge of the nail to become inflamed – red, swollen and painful.

Our chiropodists and podiatrists treat these symptoms by removing the ingrowing part of the nail and applying soothing dressings as well as advising on home care.

Occasionally people experience repeated episodes of this condition due to the shape of their nails. In this case our chiropodists may recommend a permanent cure in toenail surgery. The surgical treatment is simple, gentle and is also provided at the Clinic.

There are other causes of pain in the toenails which our chiropodists and podiatrists will be able to assess and advise you on, including bruised nails and infections.

Careful examination of the foot is included in our chiropody and podiatry treatment sessions

Hard thickened nails, black or discoloured nails

If you have thick, discoloured toenails, you may have a fungal toenail infection. In some cases thickening can occur naturally in older people. Black nails can be a sign of bruising under the nail.

Our chiropodists and podiatrists will provide professional assessment, diagnosis and treatment. It is best to get hard, thickened or discoloured nails treated as soon as possible to prevent them getting worse and more difficult to manage over time.

If our chiropodists find that you have a fungal infection, they will advise you to either use a medicated nail lacquer, or antifungal medication prescribed by your GP.

Toenail trimming for those having difficulty reaching them

Many people regularly visit our chiropodists and podiatrists because they either cannot easily do this themselves, or they prefer a chiropodist to do this for them who will achieve a better result

Your visit is unhurried so there is time to ensure a really good nail trim which will last. The time before you’ll need another nail trim will vary depending on how quickly your nails grow, but is usually between 6 to 10 weeks.

A clinician measuring the foot for insoles fitting

Orthotics and Insoles for fallen arches, aching feet, repetitive Achilles Tendinitis or Plantar Fasciitis

Many of these problems are related to how you bear weight on your feet. Some people have flat feet or fallen arches – a few have the opposite where the arch is too high.

Firstly, you will be advised to have a biomechanical assessment with one of our podiatrists. In this assessment they will undertake a detailed examination and then advise you on whether you are likely to benefit from specialised insoles or "orthotics" in your shoes to normalise your foot position and foot arches.

We offer a variety of insoles and orthotics and our podiatrists will advise you on the best solution for your feet. These shoe insoles often alleviate aching feet and repetitive foot problems such as Achilles tendon problems, heel pain and Plantar Fasciitis.

Local Areas We Service For Chiropody

We are based locally in Oakwood, North London, a short journey from Southgate, Palmers Green, Winchmore Hill, Barnet, Hadley Wood. We are based in N14 and are local to N13, N21, EN1, N11, N22 and more.

We are available to treat anyone who can reach us, though the following are local areas that many of our local chiropodists treat people from:

  • Southgate N14
  • Winchmore Hill N21
  • Palmers Green N13
  • Enfield EN1, EN2, EN3 and EN4
  • Barnet and East Barnet EN4 and EN5
  • Hadley Wood N11
  • North Finchley N12
  • New Southgate
  • Friern Barnet
  • Cockfosters
  • Bounds Green
  • Arnos Grove

Our postcode is N14 4AP and we are easily reachable by car – with dedicated parking spaces for patients – or by the 121 or 307 bus that stops just a few minutes’ walk away at Oakwood Station or the 299 which stops one-minute walk away from the clinic.

The clinic is only 7-8 mins walk from Oakwood tube station, so those travelling from Arnos Grove, Cockfosters, Bounds Green, Wood Green or Southgate Station can reach us easily. We have free on-site parking as well as disabled access.

To arrange an appointment or to speak to a therapist, call us on 020 8440 3629 or email info@oakwoodphysio.co.uk

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"The best treatment I have had. Jennifer was really thorough with her treatment, I didn't expect it at all."

Mr C.

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"My main appointments have been podiatry treatments and I have to say that she really is the best! After every treatment I've had with her, I've left the clinic feeling as if I'm walking on air. She is totally professional, always offering sound advice and has a very friendly and reassuring manner."

Mrs E.

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"I'm very happy with her service. She's efficient and a very pleasant, helpful young woman. "

Mrs L.

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"I feel I can do a lot more on my feet and they have helped a lot with previous foot problems."

Mr H.


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