Our Goal is to improve and maintain the condition of your feet and general wellbeing through good foot health care.
We are fully qualified Foot Health Practitioners providing a quality and caring mobile foot care service to the residents in the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, just north of Manchester, consisting of Bury, Ramsbottom, Tottington, Radcliffe, Whitefield and Prestwich.
Fully insured, DBS checked and listed on the Accredited Register of Foot Health
Practitioners, accredited by the Professional Standards Authority and members
of the Alliance of Private Sector Practitioners.
Whether you are suffering with pain caused by a corn or are feeling self- conscious by thickened nails or cracked heels, or perhaps you simply find it difficult to reach your own feet, contact Village Foot Care today to arrange an appointment.
Foot Health Practitioner
Foot Health Practitioner
Diabetics are often more susceptible to infections that don’t heal, have poor circulation, known as peripheral vascular disease and experience numbness in the feet, known as peripheral neuropathy. Because an infection that doesn’t heal can lead to serious complications it is essential that the diabetic patient prevents infections with careful foot care.
General foot care and toenail maintenance is an area that is often sadly neglected, however good foot care and well maintained, clean, healthy and hygienic feet can keep you feeling well and prevent the onset of infections or other unwanted conditions.Toenails provide protection for the toes from damage, and if not trimmed correctly, may cause ingrown toenails or cause infection.
Callus can build up in many areas of the foot. It is caused by friction and is the body’s natural attempt at cushioning and protecting itself. When callus is on the bottom of the foot it is painful to walk on and the body reacts to this pain by making even more callus.
Corns are very common and come in a number of shapes and forms. They are caused by prolonged pressure on a ‘callosity’ or particular point of the foot. If the pressure causes a loss of blood supply to the area the skin will die. This dead tissue and associate callus will be moulded into a nucleus by the pressure, stiffen and effectively become a ‘foreign body’ (corn) embedded in the live skin around it.
Ingrown toenails are caused by a number of possibilities, ranging from tight fitting shoes to impact damage, but the condition is mainly caused by incorrect nail trimming.
Ingrown toenails often appear red and swollen. Early treatment is highly recommended before infection and further complications arise.
Verrucas are contagious benign warts that grow on the foot and look unsightly. They are caused by a viral infection and no treatment is 100% effective. We cannot cure viruses so best left for our body’s immune system to heal naturally.
Fungal nail infections are very common due to shoes being dark, warm and moist which provides the perfect environment for fungus to breed. They often cause no pain or discomfort, but the infection can spread easily and if left untreated can develop into a more severe infection. Once spread to beneath the nail then it can be very hard to remove.
Are not always the result of fungus. Trauma to the nail (such as dropping a heavy object on the toe) may result in permanently thick, deformed nails. Thick deformed nails may start curling around if not trimmed, resulting in a ‘ram’s horn’ appearance called Onychogryphosis. In some cases, the nail edge may cut into the flesh of the toe.