Conditions Treated

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails are relatively common, especially in athletes. The condition develops when the sides of your toenail grow into the surrounding skin.

It can be very painful. It is important to get ingrown toenails treated as soon as possible, even when they are not painful. Left untreated, ingrown toenails can easily become infected once the nail cuts through the skin. Improper shoes and toe injuries can be a precursor. At the Sussex Foot Centre, we offer conservative care and toenail surgery for partial or full removal of the nail.

Shin Splints

Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), is pain in the shins, or the front of the lower limbs. Shin splints commonly occur in people who do a lot of exercise, especially running.

Forceful or repetitive tension on the calf muscles impacts on the connective tissue that connects those muscles to the shin. Excessive pulling on this connective tissue results in inflammation and pain. Treatment includes deep tissue massage, taping, exercise recommendations and footwear advice.

Chronic Plantar Heel Pain

Also known as Plantar Fasciitis, chronic plantar heel pain symptoms usually present as a stabbing pain in the heel and the sole of the foot, especially in the morning or after resting.

The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that runs from the heel along the sole of the foot towards the toes. The cause of pain is thought to be a degenerative problem, including a deterioration of collagen fibres.

Treatment includes progressive strengthening exercises, taping and custom-made orthotics (shoe inserts or arch supports). In some cases, we will recommend further investigation using our state-of-the-art ultrasound machine to identify the exact cause of the pain.

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma is a painful condition caused by inflamed nerves in the ball of the foot. The affected nerves are usually those that run between the second and third metatarsal bones. Symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling and sometimes a burning sensation. The exact cause is unknown.

At the Sussex Foot Centre, we recommend insoles to distribute the pressure away from the affected area. We can supply and fit those for you. In some cases, we use cortisone injection treatment to reduce swelling in the area and this has proved highly successful.

Verrucae and Warts

Persistent verrucae and warts can be annoying. At the Sussex Foot Centre, we offer a range of treatments to help with these conditions. Verrucae and warts are small lumps on the skin. Both are caused by the same virus. Verrucae have tiny black dots under the skin.

The treatment we recommend will vary according to the size, number and location of the verrucae or warts, and the age of the patient, but can include freezing, caustic therapy, dry needling or electrosurgery.

Corns and Callus

Corns and callus are the most common problem we see in our clinic. Corns and callus are essentially the same thing and refer to skin on the foot that has hardened as a result of pressure.

This pressure can be caused by a number of things, such as tight-fitting shoes, deformities or bony prominences. Our trained podiatrist will assess what is causing the problem and offer advice to remedy it. Chiropody treatment is usually used to reduce the callus or remove the offending corn.

For more information on the conditions we treat and the treatments we offer, please contact our expert footcare team on 01444 453874. Alternatively, you can email us at

The conditions treated at Sussex Foot Centre can be separated into aspects of Chiropody and Podiatry.
However there is some overlap…

Conditions Treated at Sussex Foot Centre

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We are trusted by our clients

Amy's been extremely helpful, informative and lovely to talk to during my foot appointment the last few visits. 100% recommend their services.
Darryl Rebbetts
Darryl Rebbetts
Have had scan and chiropodist treatments and both were carried out with care and I was informed what would be done. I would highly recommend the Sussex foot centre for treatments.
Sheila Stobbs
Sheila Stobbs
I was misdiagnosed by my GP after injuring myself long distance walking. Now I not only know what's wrong with me, but also how to remedy it so I can walk again. Great attention to detail. Thank you 😊
Liz Platt
Liz Platt
Fantastic experience with the whole practice, there’s no where I’d trust more. Originally I went to have one issue sorted out, and have found another to be dealt with alongside. A practice where you feel listened to and taken seriously. Thanks again!
Nikki Martin
Nikki Martin
Had an appointment with Jon Collins about a sore heel. Had a scan on both heels, which was followed by a detailed analysis of the results and an explanation (in layman's terms) what the issue was. Very impressed with his knowledge, how it was imparted and happy with our agreed action plan.
Jonathan Whitnall
Jonathan Whitnall
Over the last 4 years or so, I have visited a number of professionals including physiotherapists, chiropractors and osteopaths. I was experiencing recurring injuries in my left knee and hip from sports and from attempting to walk mid-distances. The pain was starting to flare in my back too. I was following the physiotherapists’ advice religiously and attending appointments regularly. However, the programme of exercises tended to make the pain worse rather than better. To add to my frustration, I was also misdiagnosed with a hip condition. In the back of my mind, I always felt there was something biomechanically incorrect in the way I move but I was reassured that was not the case until…..I booked an appointment with Jon at Sussex Foot Centre for a gait assessment. Jon quickly recognised the issue with my feet and their incorrect positioning. I was prescribed custom orthotics and after a few months of perfecting these, Jon then created my semi-permanent pair of orthotics. I have been walking further than I have done and am now back on the courts playing tennis, which I love, and never thought I would be able to do again. The whole team at Sussex Foot Centre are very helpful and efficient. My treatment is ongoing so as long as Jon is a podiatrist, I am his patient :) Thank you for everything!
Katherine Morley
Katherine Morley
I had nail surgery last October and after all this time I can say it was worth it. Jon didn’t rush me into it and gave me all options available, in the end I decided to go for the surgery and Jon made it so easy and everything was explained to me before, during and afterwards. Any questions I had were always answered by Jon or one of his team and put my mind at rest (I’m a bit of a worrier). Can’t thank them enough for helping with something that I had tried to ignore for years.
Gavin Robertson
Gavin Robertson
I highly recommend Sussex foot centre. I booked an appointment for the shoe insoles and Jon was very helpful and professional. He provided a great solution for me and I feel much better since I wear my new insoles. The entire team is also very nice and helpful with booking the appointments around my work schedule.
Michał Piotrowski
Michał Piotrowski
After the NHS screwed up my ingrown toenail operation twice this year I decided to go private and it was the best decision. I was seen really quickly and toes healed within a couple of weeks, highly recommend sussex foot centre.
Lauryn Spink
Lauryn Spink