Podiatry and Swift

Whatever your problem, at Barlaston Clinic we are here to help. If it's just a case
of not being able to reach your feet to cut your nails then we can offer you a simple
nail cutting service.

If it's more than just nails then we offer a full chiropody treatment which includes nail cutting, hard skin and corn removal, finished off with moisturising of the feet.

Diabetics are advised not to cut their own nails and to get regular foot checks. We can offer regular foot treatments and diabetic foot checks, making sure that blood circulation and sensation are present and proper. Our qualified Podiatrists are ready to assist you with a variety of issues

Treatments available include:

    Nails cutting
    Hard skin & corn removal
    Ingrown toe nails
    Local anaesthetic
    Fungal nail treatment & advice
    Warts | Verrucas
    Diabetic feet
    Plantar fasciitis
•    Swift microwave treament for warts | verrucas
    Cosmetic laser treatment

Microwave Therapy for Warts & Verrucae

What is Swift?
Swift is a new technology developed in the UK, which has been licenced for the general treatment of skin lesions in Podiatry and Dermatology. Swift uses microwave energy which is delivered through a special probe applied to the skin to treat the affected tissue.
Does It Hurt
Like many treatments for skin lesions, some minor discomfort may be experienced. Pain levels vary from person to person but most people undergoing Swift liken it to a pain similar to an injection or a scratch, lasting 2-3 seconds then quickly subsiding. Here at Barlaston Clinic we use a cool air blower on the skin before starting the treatment. We have found that by cooling the skin first reduces discomfort from the swift machine.

What Can I Do After Treatment?
In some cases the treated area may feel sore but will not prevent you undertaking normal daily activities.

How Many Treatments Will I Need?
This is dependent on how you respond to treatment. In some cases, you may need more than one treatment (these can be from 14 days to over a month apart depending on the response). We will be able to discuss this with you.

Can Anyone Receive This Treatment
With a few exceptions, most people with skin lesions would be able to have this treatment. The podiatrist will carry out an assessment prior to treatment and be able to advise you on this.