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Verrucae and how to get rid of them

There are many methods used to get rid of the verruca—these range from just waiting until the immune system picks it up to caustics, freezing and taping.
However, there is another way which directly stimulates the immune system to get rid of the virus ‘Verrucae needling
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Falknor`s Needling for verrucae 

Falknor`s needling procedure is an innovative and effective treatment for verrucae (warts), which are benign types of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) group. It is a form of soft tissue therapy which is intended to break down the verruca and create a controlled inflammatory response which, in turn, stimulates the body’s immune system to recognise the virus and destroy it. The treatment has been around for over 45 years (being first described in a medical journal in America in 1969) and is used routinely with great success by practitioners. 

Needling is different from most other treatment modalities (such as caustics, which can entail dozens of applications to be effective) as it only requires one, or occasionally two, applications making this an ideal treatment for busy people. Twenty-four hours after treatment you can shower as usual without the need to keep bulky dressings dry. In fact, no dressings are required at all after two days so that you can continue with daily activities as normal. 

before…
…and after

How does this method of treatment work? 

By puncturing the verruca with an empty sterile needle many times, the viral particles are directly exposed to the fatty tissue beneath the skin where the body is rich in immune regulators. Here, the immune system can recognise and destroy the virus. As this immune response is often systemic, treatment of only one Verruca is required even where there are many lesions as spontaneous remission occurs in all, or most, Verrucae at the same time. 

The procedure is carried out painlessly under a local anaesthetic and only mild soreness the following day has been reported by a few patients, although the majority of patients feel no discomfort at all next treatment. 

Katrina Corby

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Check their Feet #toebusiness18

Many elderly clients that I see have very overgrown toenails

this is because they can’t deal with them and no one really sees their feet

Unfortunately, not many people like dealing with feet either

I often get calls from shocked relatives who have eventually seen the feet of their aging relative and they feel very upset that the feet are in this condition.

PLEASE CHECK THE FEET OF ELDERLY RELATIVES

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Running Injuries

Injuries are often caused by other underlying problems.

Many of you may have taken up running recently or increased your running and could now be experiencing pain or injury.

As Podiatrists, we look at the whole of the lower limb so rather than just treating the painful area, we delve deeper to find the cause so that the issue has less chance to reoccur.

Why not book a biomechanics consultation? I will send you a form to complete which will allow me to have a clearer overview of the problem before the consultation. When you come in, I will have a better idea of the issue and I can concentrate on the key areas that are causing you concern.

Taping is another treatment we use. I can use it for heel pain and achilles tendon issues.