Your appointment will last approximately 30 minutes. Biomechanical assessments and nail surgery will last approx. 45 minutes.
For all appointments, you will be seen by one of our professional Podiatrists. If nail surgery is required two Podiatrists will be present.
My Foot Clinic currently have clinics scheduled on Tuesday evening (5pm – 8pm) and Thursday morning (9am – 12pm).
Our clinic is located on the first floor of Durham City Physio. Unfortunately we do not have lift access. If you require assistance with the stairs please let us know at the time of booking and we will be happy to assist you. If you are unable to manage the stairs and would prefer a home visit this can be arranged.
We do not offer home visits however, our clinic in Gosforth is fully accessible with ramped or level access and public parking nearby.
Our clinic is located within Durham City Physio (next door to The Marriott County Hotel) 55a Old Elvet, Durham City, DH1 3HN
You can call us directly on 0191 519 7290 or email us on email@example.com
Yes, there is metered parking outside of the clinic which is £1 per hour. Prince Bishops Shopping Centre also offer parking at £2.10 for 2 hours. This is a 5 minute walk across the New Elvet Bridge.
There is no age restriction to be seen by a Podiatrist, we welcome the whole family to our practice.
You will need an appointment prior to attending the clinic. Unfortunately we do not provide a walk-in service, however if you do need an appointment as quickly as possible, please call and we will try our best to get you seen as quickly as possible.
Please wear the shoes you would normally wear day to day. This is so the Podiatrist can give advice on your footwear and if any insoles are needed. If you feel you may require insoles for work shoes or sports shoes, then we would advise you to bring them with you to your appointment.
We would advise you to bring a wide loose shoe with you to wear after the surgery so the toe does not get squashed. The toe will be dressed and can be quite bulky so opened toed sandals, a slipper or a wide shoe is essential to be worn after the surgery.
The healing rate differs from person to person however on average a partial nail avulsion can take 4-6 weeks to heal and a total nail avulsion can take 8-10 weeks to heal. If the post-operative advice is followed then these healing times can be reduced.
We would advise you to rest with your foot elevated on the day of surgery. Returning to work or school depends on the individual and activities. Some patients take a second day off and then feel fine to return to work or school. It is essential that footwear is wide enough to accommodate the dressing and the toe gets no pressure from shoes or any other external force.
Yes you will have a local anesthetic for nail surgery which will ensure the surgery is as pain free as possible.
Once having nail surgery, we strongly recommend that you do not drive as your toe will be numb from the local anesthetic and your insurance will be invalid. Unless you are using public transport, we strongly advise someone accompanies you to the appointment who is suitable to drive.
My Foot clinic will provide the option for nail surgery re-dressing appointments. We strongly advise your first re-dressing appointment is within one week of surgery. We will also provide you with education on how you can change the re-dressing yourself if required.
If you require some additional dressings, please call us on 0191 519 7290 we will be happy to send them out in the post, or alternatively, you can visit your local chemist which will also supply appropriate dressings.
You are welcome to bring someone along with you to your appointment.
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