FAQ – Foot Clinic

How long will an appointment take?

Generally a treatment appointment takes about 30 minutes for assessment and treatment.

What’s the difference between a corn and a verruca?
A corn and verruca can both be very painful, especially when walking. Corns are areas of very hard tissue/skin that have formed into a small intense pellet which is embedded into the skin surface. But a verruca is a form of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) which forms on the skin surface. The verruca can also be painful but is contagious to other areas of the feet and also other people.
What is an in-growing toe nail?
An in-growing toe nail is when the side of the toe nail (often the big toe) starts to grow into the side cuticle. Often this can be very painful and may even become infected. In-growing toe nails should always be seen by a Podiatrist as soon as possible. Call Waverley Foot Clinic to make an appointment as this condition can deteriorate and requires assessment and professional treatment.
Will the orthotic / insole fit into my shoe?
The Insole design used can vary depending on the footwear chosen. Please bring a selection of shoes worn most often (including sports footwear) and we will ensure the insole choice is right for you.
How comfortable are orthotics / insoles?
Custom orthotics must be comfortable in your footwear and therefore manufactured to specifically fit your foot shape. Even the left and right will be different as our feet always vary which ensures maximum comfort. This ensures a comfortable orthotic in your shoes which will also address any clinical problems.
How long will the digital gait analysis take?
The digital assessment takes about 40 minutes. Because Waverley Foot Clinic uses the most up to date technology there is no need for lengthy out dated techniques e.g. messy ‘plaster of Paris’ foot moulds! Your assessment will be detailed, clean and efficient resulting in a thorough report which will be fully explained.
How long will the insole last?
The insoles are made from a unique memory flex plastics which has a guarantee lifespan of 7-10 years. This material ensures clinical effectiveness plus maximum comfort at all times.

What Our Patients Say

I had experienced a couple of foot tendon issues for about one year including plantar fash in my left foot and the anklebone tendon in the right foot. The Orthotic Group insoles do appear to have helped and I am now into my fourth month of running again with no adverse effects. Peter (61)
Jonathan Kirk and his team provide excellent, friendly service. They have given me the best treatment for nail fungus that I have found. I can look at my feet again without dismay! Highly recommended.
Have had a problem with ingrowing toenail for months and months, causing me a lot of pain. Walked out the clinic after being treated by Mr Kirk completely pain free. Many, many thanks. Could not recommend you enough.
I have been very impressed with the treatment and advice about my fungal nail infection. The cold laser treatment is perfectly painless but you need to commit to the instructions given on how to look after your feet between sessions and to apply a mixture of creams and drops etc. Very knowledgeable and I appreciated the 8 am appointments so I. Oils get on with the day.
Fantastic service, professional, knowledgeable and highly recommend!
Nine months ago, I started treatment for nail fungus which I had endured for many years and had been unable to get rid of with treatments bought over the counter. I was given excellent advice and treatment and I am very pleased that my prolonged problem has been completely eradicated.

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We have moved – Waverley Foot Clinic has changed location to 21A East Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7SD (only 100 metres along East Street towards the town)