Monthly Archives: February 2013

A suggestion to help deal with onychophosis

All Podiatrists will have come up against this problem of trying to deal with the recurrent build up of heavy callus under the sides of usually the first toe nail.
The condition is quite often painful to treat due to the extreme density of the callus and the sensitivity of the area.

Patient advice should be given regarding footwear but the condition recurs sometimes very quickly.
One form of treatment that can be very effective is the use of Gehwol med nail softener.

Active Ingredients: Medicated soap, Bisabolol, ethanolamine. Bisabolol helps to prevent redness and irritation. Hard skin beneath the nail and in the nail fold softens and leads to an easy removal of the cornification without causing pain.

The patient is advised to use the product daily but sparingly ( ie one drop down each affected side). If the patient complies on the next visit the callus should appear much softer, less painful and therefore easier to remove.

The only side effect visible is a general yellowing of the area treated which has no detrimental effect. This is stating the obvious but: Do not use on Onychocryptosis, Inflamed or septic areas, Patients with poor circulation, Diabetics.

If you have any comments or any other alternatives to this product please get back to us on twitter or facebook.



The DLT Road Show brings our show room to you. Chairs, drills, work units and sterilisers will be on show along with some discounted sundry products to buy on the day, cheque or cash.

The LCN nail reconstruction courses are priced at 200 pounds plus VAT and include a comprehensive starter kit with UV curing light and enough materials for you to start treating the moment you get home from the course. These run on Saturdays and a £55 non returnable deposit will be charged upon booking and can be invoiced to your DLT account. Non account holders can pay by cheque or card and a 30 day account will then be created for you for the balance and any future DLT purchases to be charged to. Numbers for each LCN course are limited to 14 to ensure you benefit fully from the practical training that is given.

The ICB level 1 biomechanics course is priced at  £90  plus VAT and will include a starter pack with a heat gun,  three Insoles, sample additions pack, Training DVD, Orthotic revolution book, poster, patient leaflets and an orthotic sizing chart, as well as an insole in your size to heat mould on the day. These courses run on Sundays and numbers for the ICB courses are limited to 25.

The ICB Level 2 biomechanics is a follow on course for those that have attended previous Level 1 courses with us and is also priced at £90 plus VAT and will include all materials needed on the day.

ROADSHOW DATES SATURDAYS – 2nd March,  23rd March & 14th September

CALL 0845 230 4411 for more information or email

SEPTEMBER Sat 14th and Sun 15th
KENT VILLAGE HOTEL – Castle View, Forstal Road,
Sandling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3AQ

OCTOBER Sat 12th and Sun 13th
Riverside Court, Stoney Battery Rd, Huddersfield HD1 4TW