Mote Park Podiatry in Maidstone, Kent offers high-quality specialist and general foot care with an experienced practitioner. Lloyd has over 21 years of experience, and looks forward to being of service.
Introduction

Hello. I’m Lloyd Morgan and I established Mote Park Podiatry to provide high-quality specialist and general foot care within the Mote Park area of Maidstone and beyond.

Situated by the picturesque Mote Park, I offer a comprehensive foot care service, and specialise in treating individuals in need of nail surgery, diabetic foot care, and biomechanics.

Treatment is available for many common foot problems, including corns, callous, verrucae, etc.

Did you know that corns, callous, ingrowing toenails, aches and pains are all possibly due to factors other than footwear alone?

Mechanical stresses upon your feet such as work, sport and possible underlying illnesses, combined with how your gait is functioning (called biomechanics) could also be something you’ve overlooked? Why not book in a consultation?

Meet Lloyd

I qualified as a podiatrist/chiropodist in 1997, training with the prestigious SMAE Institute, and have been registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) since its development, after superseding the old state registration.

For many years I treated and served the Maidstone community’s feet, primarily on a domiciliary basis, and through nursing, residential and care homes.

I’m very keen on advancing and honing my skills and knowledge by attending many Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses, and more recently have achieved a qualification in local anaesthetics, in conjunction with Queen Margaret’s University.

A thirst for knowledge and development has just led me to embark on my next qualification: prescription medicines.

Lloyd Morgan, MSSCh MBChA,

HCPC Registered Number: CH18819

Mote Park Vision

At Mote Park Podiatry, it is my mission to adopt and retain the highest professional and clinical standards.

I will treat every patient with respect, undertaking a thorough and detailed assessment of the foot and lower limb, enabling myself to develop a diagnosis and manage the patient throughout their podiatry treatment.

You will always be consulted in a comfortable, safe, and sterile surgical environment.

General Foot Care

Corns, Callous, Ingrowing Toenails, Cracked Heels, Athlete’s Foot, Fungal & Thickened Toe Nails, Verrucae

Specialist Foot Care

Nail Surgery
Diabetic Foot Care
Biomechanical Assessment and Orthotics

Pricing

Foot Conditions

Here is a really useful breakdown of some of the most common foot conditions we see and treat at the clinic. Please click on the plus (+) icon, to read more about each one.
Athlete's Foot...
Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection of the skin which causes intense itching, cracked, blistered or peeling areas of skin, redness and scaling. It can occur on moist skin, usually between the fourth and fifth toes initially, or on dry, flaky skin around the heels or elsewhere on the foot. Large painful fissures can also develop, and the condition can also spread along all five toes and sometimes to the soles of the feet, if left untreated.
Callus...
(or callosity) is an area of thickened, hard skin on the soles of the feet. Generally it is symptomatic of an underlying problem such as a bony deformity, a poor gait or footwear which is inappropriate. Some people have a natural tendency to form callus because of their skin type. The elderly have less fatty tissue in their skin and this can lead to callus forming.
Corns...
Corns are produced by pressure or friction over bony areas of the foot, such as a joint, and they have a central core which can be very painful if it presses on a nerve. The most common corns are ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ corns, although five different types of corns can occur:

Hard corns – commonly appear on tops of toes and the balls of the foot, they form as a small area of concentrated hard skin up to the size of a small pea usually within a wider area of thickened skin or callus. This can be symptomatic of the feet or toes not functioning properly, due to deformity or possibly, a poor gait.

Soft corns – these form in a similar way to hard corns but appear between toes where the skin is moist from sweat or from being inadequately dried. They tend to be whitish in colour, and rubbery in texture.

Seed corns – these are tiny corns, about the size of a sesame seed. They tend to occur either singly or in clusters on the bottom of the foot within an area of callous. Generally not painful, however some people may be aware of them.

Vascular/neurovascular corns – these can be very painful! They can bleed profusely if cut, because both blood vessels and nerve fibres are present in them. They tend to be rare.

Fibrous corns – these tend to occur when corns have been present for a long time and become firmly attached to the deeper tissues. They can also be very painful!

Ingrowing Toenails...
Ingrowing toenails generally affect the big toenail, but can affect the other toes too. An ingrowing toenail is where a piece of nail pierces the flesh of the toe. It feels very uncomfortable and can be extremely painful once inflamed or infected. In severe cases, it can cause pus and bleeding.

A nail that is curling (involuted or convoluted) into the surrounding tissue, but isn’t actually piercing the skin, isn’t a true ingrowing toenail but is commonly known as one, however these can also feel very painful and can appear red and inflamed.

Causes of ingrowing/involuted toenails, include your posture (the way you stand), your gait (the way you walk) and any foot deformity such as a bunion, hammer toes or excessive pronation of the feet (when your foot rolls inward excessively).

Some people have nails which may have a natural tendency to splay or curl out instead of growing straight, encouraging your nail to grow outwards or inwards into the flesh.

The most common cause is not cutting your toenails properly, such as cutting nails too low along the side in order to relieve the pressure and discomfort of an involuted nail.

Tight footwear, hosiery and socks can also push your toe flesh onto the nail so that it pierces the skin. Also, if you sweat excessively or don’t rotate your footwear, this makes the skin moist and weak so that it is easily penetrated by the nail.

If you have brittle nails with sharp edges, or are in the habit of breaking off bits of nail that are sticking out, you are also more likely to get an ingrowing toenail.

Biomechanical Assessment...
A biomechanical assessment is when we examine the way your lower limbs work, checking for abnormalities and possible causes of pain in the foot, ankle, knee and back.

They may also have additional problems including particularly high or low arches in the feet, one leg longer than the other, or a sports injury.

Poor alignment of the feet and legs can cause wear and tear to other parts of the body (similar to poor wheel alignment on a car, which can affect the steering and suspension).

This mal-alignment disrupts normal knee and hip function, as well as increasing forces on the muscles and tendons throughout the lower limbs, which can lead to aches and pain.

Nail Surgery...
For people who are particularly prone to ingrowing toenails due to underlying problems such as poor gait, a partial nail avulsion (PNA) may be recommended along with finding a more permanent solution to the underlying condition.

This procedure is done under a local anaesthetic where part of the nail is removed (including the root), leaving a permanently narrower nail.

In some cases a total nail avulsion (TNA) may be performed, where the entire nail plate and root are removed. In either case, the chemical phenol is used to cauterise the nail and prevent it regrowing.

Podiatric Biomechanics...
Podiatric biomechanics involves the assessment of the structure, alignment and function of the feet and legs. The foot is the only part of the human body which is unique to the human which is why we are able to walk upright. It has developed specifically so that it can adapt to the surface upon which we walk.

To align the feet and body posture to their correct position we need to restore the lower limbs natural angle with the use of orthoses.

Orthoses (or orthotics) are special shoes inserts and are the mainstay of treatment for abnormal foot function.

However, orthoses are often used in conjunction with other treatment modalities, shoe advice and appropriate rehabilitation.

Orthoses can help and treat :
Flat Feet
Bunions & Hammer Toes
Outside Knee and Hip Pain
Childrens’ Growing Pains
Corns & Callous
Ball of Foot Pain
Shin Pain
Back of Heel Pain

Verrucae...
Verrucae are warts that generally occur on the soles of the feet or around the toe area.

They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which is contagious through direct person-to-person contact. There are various forms of HPV, which all relate to various parts of the human body.

The HPV virus is thought to thrive in moist, damp environments such as swimming pools, changing room floors and communal shower areas. It is possible to contract verrucae simply by walking across the same floor area as someone with a verruca, especially if you have any small or microscopic cuts or abrasions that make it easier for the virus to penetrate.

Verrucae are most commonly seen in children, teenagers and young adults, largely those who use communal changing rooms.

“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art”

Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo is absolutely spot on with his observation, with 26 bones (28 including two tiny Sesamoids), 33 joints, more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments, bundles of nerves and many blood vessels, all working in unison, it is indeed a masterpiece of engineering! And one we generally take for granted, and don’t think about until either soreness or pain reminds us of how important our feet are to us.

Work of art? Hmm I think so, however I know it’s a subjective matter!

WHAT MY CLIENTS SAY

Feedback

“Lloyd has been my Podiatrist for a good few years now and I could not have better treatment, if you have sore feet!

Suffer no longer, come and see the best.” A. Harms

“I’ve been a regular patient for 15 years, initially to treat a minor foot problem. It was quickly and successfully dealt with. You always receive a professional, friendly service from Lloyd, who has a wealth of experience. I highly recommend him.” S. Wood

“I was self treating a corn for ages, without much success, found Lloyd and hobbled in to his clinic and walked out on a cloud.

Now totally pain free from that pesky corn!” L. McGuire

Mote Park
Mote Park itself is a huge green space in the heart of Maidstone and is extremely popular with both visitors and locals alike. In 2015, it placed third in the People’s Choice for their Favourite Green Flag Park. Covering over 450 acres, it includes natural features such as grassland, woodland, rivers and a 30 acre lake.The vast numbers of mature trees create a beautiful, tranquil landscape offering cool shade in the summer and glorious colour in autumn. It is also home to over-wintering birds, many of whom stay to nest and raise their chicks here in the spring. Mote Park Podiatry is situated close to this picturesque area.

Contact Me

If you’re looking for a podiatrist in the Maidstone area, please contact Lloyd Morgan to arrange your appointment. Mote Park Podiatry is open Monday to Fridays 8.30am till 5.30pm. Saturday appointments are by request only.

01622 202760

07712 893211

6 School Lane Maidstone Kent ME15 8DU