Private Podiatry and Chiropody Care in Cambridge & Sandy Bedfordshire UK
A comprehensive service for all your foot care needs
Cambridgeshire Foot Clinic
20 Chesterton Road, Cambridge
Tel: Cambridge: 01223 358431 Sandy: 01767 681704
Mobile: 07562 748352
With widespread recognition of the reliable benefits, we are seeing particularly rapid growth in the use of low level lasers in the field of Podiatry. With mounting clinical evidence of Low Level Laser Therapy’s (LLLT’s) effectiveness on a diverse range of conditions, podiatry clinics and departments across the country are choosing Laser Therapy.
Podiatry is perhaps the discipline with the highest proportion of conditions for
which LLLT is relevant and highly effective. With increasing take-
Laser therapy is regularly used in the NHS and private clinics for fast resolution
of leg ulcers with improved tensile strength of repair tissue. Laser can frequently
speed up the granulation and epithelialisation phase or, in ulcers that are healing
poorly or not at all, activate them. It improves particularly micro-
Verruca is a complex treatment case but can respond very well to laser therapy. In
terms of effectiveness, in a properly controlled 1996 double blind trial, 60% of
verrucae cases were resolved as opposed to 17% in the placebo group. Laser therapy
is no less effective overall than any other treatment but equally will not be fully
successful in every case. However, it has a number of advantages over alternative
treatments and no symptomatic disadvantages. It can also be beneficially used in
conjunction with cryo-
Not only is the treatment pain-
The number of treatments required varies case by case, with some resolving in one session but others requiring, at the extreme, 10 treatments.
Laser therapy is particularly effective in the early stages of inflammation of the
Achilles tendon and sheath when it is recommended as a sole measure. Treatment would
involve the lower calf muscle area plus any tender trigger points being lasered every
other day for a couple of weeks. Helpful muscle relaxation is best achieved by also
lasering relevant acupuncture points. With more acute cases, although some can be
brought to resolution with the optimisation of the healing processes, in many laser
therapies will act as a complementary measure and be used for drug-
With its ability to reduce inflammation and ease pain, laser therapy achieves good
results in the treatment of plantar fasciitis where it stimulates the fibroblasts
for a faster regeneration of connective tissue structures in the tendon. Treatment
generally involves direct application to the heel with an infra-
An effective treatment for restoring fungal infected and thickened discoloured nails.
Thickened discoloured nails can be unsightly and difficult to cut and maintain. Topical medications alone are often ineffective at treating the problem as they are unable to penetrate the overly thickened dead part of the nail. Oral medication requires a lengthy period of medicating and can have significant side effects and even then often fail to solve the problem.
We prepare the nails using specialist equipment to remove the thickened top layer and reduce the nails to a standard thickness. This usually removes much of the discoloured nail leaving the Patient with a much improved visual enhancement and aiding future cutting and comfort.
For this treatment we use two Laser applications. Firstly a special probe to treat the newly exposed surface. We then retreat the infected nails with a penetrative probe of invisible light to treat into the nail, the underlying bed and root. This treatment is completely pain free and safe.
Following treatment you will be required to topically medicate the treated nails to protect them from further infection until your follow up appointment in 2 months time. Depending upon the severity of the problem further treatments may be required