35+ Years of helping patientsRecover from foot and ankle problems

Total Foot Care Solutions

Struggling With a Painful Foot or Ankle Condition?

Mr. Ernest Barlow-Kearsley specialises in the treatment of common and complex foot and ankle issues. Mr. Barlow-Kearsley uses conservative non-surgical methods wherever possible, as well as carrying out foot surgery for patients where necessary.

With 36 years experience as a Podiatric consultant Mr. Barlow-Kearsley commonly treats conditions like: Foot and ankle pain, Bunions, Metatarslgia, Halux rigidus and osteoarthritis. See for a full list of conditions Mr Barlow-Kearsley treats.

Based out of Nuffield Health Hospital Woking and Riverside Clinic – Brentford, Mr. Barlow-Kearsley’s mission is to provide the best possible care to aid patients in their recovery of their foot or ankle condition.

Common Conditions We Treat

  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Foot Pain
  • Lumps and Bumps
  • Hammer Toes
  • Bunions
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Metatarsalgia

Ingrown Toenail

Ingrown toenail is one of the most common areas Ernest treats.

An ingrowing toenail occurs when the edge of the toenail starts to cut or embed itself into the surrounding soft tissue, leading to a painful condition that can become infected and potentially chronic if not addressed.

Usual Symptoms:

  • Pain and tenderness.
  • Inflamed skin.
  • Swelling.
  • Infection.
Professional podiatrist in blue gloves cleans toenail of man client using special metal probe in contemporary beauty salon closeup

Foot Pain

Foot pain usually starts with stiffness or aching and can often be dismissed until it causes an impact in our busy lives here can be many causes but people tend to write it off as ‘an age thing’ or wearing the wrong shoes. But there is always an underlying cause.

Usual Symptoms:

  • Pain during or post exercise.
  • Discoloration (bruising or redness).
  • Stiffness.
  • Swelling.
  • Tenderness.
  • Pain after standing from a resting/sitting position.
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Lumps and Bumps

Overpronation happens when your gait (the way you walk or run) eventually causes the arches of your feet to flatten more than they would normally. Overpronation increases the risk you’ll injure your foot and leg. But you can correct the problem with exercise and by adding orthotic insoles to your shoes.

Usual Symptoms:

  • Pain in the heels.
  • Pain in knees, back or hips.
  • Bunions.
  • Flat feet.

Hammer Toes

Hammertoes happen when something puts pressure on your toes and pushes them out of place. Over time, muscles and tendons in your toes tighten, freezing your toes in a curled shape. 

Usual Symptoms:

  • Pain from wearing shoes.
  • Difficulty moving the affected toe.
  • Toe stiffness.
  • Redness and swelling.
  • Growth of corns and calluses from rubbing against shoes or against the ground.


A bunion is a bony bump that forms on the joint at the base of your big toe. It occurs when some of the bones in the front part of your foot move out of place. This causes the tip of your big toe to get pulled toward the smaller toes and forces the joint at the base of your big toe to stick out.

Usual Symptoms:

  • A bulging bump on the outside of the base of your big toe.
  • Swelling, redness or soreness around your big toe joint.
A top view of bare feet of older woman suffering from hallux valgus.

Hallux Rigidus

Hallux Rigidus is a form of arthritis that targets the primary joint in the big toe, located in the ball of the foot.

This condition is characterized by pain and swelling, leading to a significant limitation in movement. The hallmark of Hallux Rigidus is the stiffness it causes, severely restricting the toe’s ability to bend. This condition doesn’t discriminate based on age, impacting individuals across various age groups.

Usual Symptoms:

  • Pain and swelling
  • Movement limitation
  • Stiffness
Man with swollen deformed inflammed toe joint with painful gout on wooden floooring


Metatarsalgia is a term used to describe pain in the ball of the foot, an area that plays a crucial role in our balance and mobility.

Usual Symptoms:

  • Sharp, aching or burning pain in the ball of your foot
  • Pain that worsens when you stand, run, flex your feet or walk
  • Sharp or shooting pain, numbness, or tingling in your toes
  • A feeling of having a pebble in your shoe

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Ernest is a Podiatrist with a wealth of experience in treating conditions of the foot, ankle and lower limb. When possible Ernest opts for the best possible non surgical treatment methods.

Achilles tendonitis
Ankle fracture
Fungal nails
Flat feet
Sports injuries
Foot pain
Hammer toe
Nail disorders

Foot Surgery

Ernest has undertaken extensive post graduate training in foot surgery and utlises surgical interventions only when absolutely necessary to help patients with their foot conditions.

Ingrown toenails
Toe deformities
Foot and ankle injuries
Plantar warts
Foot and ankle arthritis
Skin conditions affecting your feet and toenails

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About Ernest

It is our priority to find the best solution for your foot condition by using non-surgical and non-invasive treatments wherever possible.

Where surgery is required the options will be fully discussed with you and all your questions answered.

BSC (Hons) FRCPodS CCPSTMr Ernest Barlow-Kearsley



Specialist in Podiatric Surgery


Consultant Podiatric Surgeon

Charing Cross Hospital


Clinical Lead in Podiatry and Podiatric Surgery

2010 – Present

Opened Total Foot Care Solutions

Providing high quality Podiatry and Podiatric surgery

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Grange Rd, Woking, GU21 4DA



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