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 info@sussexfootcentre.co.uk.

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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Great, friendly service. Would happily recommend.
J K
J K
09/05/2022
I was in so much pain with my right foot because I got a cyst in it and just found Sussex Foot Centre in google and called them for booking appointment. The person I talked with was so helpful and they offered appointment on the same day. Everybody working at this place were so friendly and experienced. At my first appointment I had a consultation with ultrasound scan and clearly described me the next steps what would solve my problem and it really reassured me because I was so scared and tired from the pain and for long waiting time on GP referrals. For the treatment, I got an appointment on next day (again so fast!!) and already when I came out from the Centre could walk much better and the pain disappeared. I am so grateful for them and still going back for regular checking and advices. I also having issues with my nails too and I am sure I could get a quick solution on those issue too! Everybody having issue with their foot please don't hesitate to get in touch with Sussex Foot Centre - just give a try and I am sure you will don't disappoint! For me honestly was a life-saver. Thank you so much!
Tundi Bodi
Tundi Bodi
03/05/2022
Highly recommended due to efficient, spotless, courteous staff with on time treatment. You could take a good step forward by using this team.
Brian Beesley
Brian Beesley
03/05/2022
Excellent podiatrist- knowledgeable, professional, caring and quick. Thanks!
Murdo Guy
Murdo Guy
25/04/2022
I can't thank this gentlemen enough. Pain in my foot had effected my whole life, no running, no water aerobics no tai chi and most of all no work as I'm a cook. Scan first visit, problem located plan worked out, return week later double appointment as we live hour away. Another scan, walk on treadmil, insole made...meanwhile he explained everything, so I could understand. I. Very impressed with the whole experience, and would recommend them to anyone
lyn murphy
lyn murphy
15/04/2022
I have had toe nail surgeries with the Sussex Foot Centre and both times have had very positive experiences. Jon provided excellent treatment and care during the surgeries and in the follow up post surgeries. Jon and Thomas were professional and friendly and they have been so flexible and accommodating with scheduling appointments, as well as providing quick responses by email and telephone. I would recommend the Sussex Foot Centre. Thank you so much!
Josephine Zamat
Josephine Zamat
08/04/2022
Jon Collins and team provide excellent patient focused, customer focused care. I have not met a better podiatrist than Jon in over 30 years in healthcare management and 10 years as a patient. As you step into reception you are welcomed with both smile and greeting. Even though it is a busy practice, changes in appointment are politely and readily managed. Forgetfulness and a missed appointment are taken in their stride! I attended first as an ”emergency” patient, three years ago. I was at the local hospital and the Sussex Foot Centre was suggested. I was seen the same afternoon. After months of hobbling, Jon treated my foot with professional skill, exuding warm reassurance. Regular attendance and treatment ensured rapid improvement. The specially created insole proved to be a boon. I have remained with Jon as my podiatrist for three years now. I can think of no reason why I should go elsewhere. I have no hesitancy in recommendinng him. When my GP asked me why I go over to Haywards Heath, my reply was that he is the best.
Malcolm Boyland
Malcolm Boyland
05/04/2022
The treatment and service from Sussex Foot Clinic was excellent and I would highly recommend them to anyone. Over the counter and home remedies had failed miserably. Investing in some professional treatment and following it through diligently was well worth it. Thank you Jon.
E M Drake
E M Drake
24/03/2022
I found The Sussex Foot Centre via Google and what a find! I started seeing Jon last summer with painful Plantar Fasciitis in both feet. With Jon’s knowledge, non invasive treatment and orthotics, I am so grateful to him for my pain free feet now! Jon and his team are so helpful, with total professionalism and extensive knowledge - I have learnt so much! Tom on reception is also so very friendly and efficient. Keep up the amazing work you all do.
Lisa Bailey
Lisa Bailey
21/03/2022
A first class service. A friendly, highly professional medical approach . I have had effective, pain-free treatment for my footcare. Highly commended.
Ollie Swan
Ollie Swan
20/03/2022