Cosmepod Therapies

Services delivered by Rena Francis FRCPodS NHS based Podiatric Surgeon and independent prescriber (NMP) with 25 years of experience in dealing with foot and ankle related problems.
BUPA and Westfield registered.


Rena graduated with an Honour’s Bachelor of Science degree in Podiatry from The University of Westminster and a Post Graduate Diploma in the Theory of Podiatric Surgery from the University of Brighton. She gained her Surgical Fellowship in 2019 from the Royal College of Podiatry.

Actively involved in promoting her profession through local regional and national presentations and has been involved in the HCPC Annotation of Podiatric Surgery project. She is a regular faculty member on cadaver dissection and surgical skills for podiatrist courses and regularly assists on workshops for potential and aspiring podiatric surgeons.

Extensive experience in treating: ingrown toenails, bursitis, ganglions heel and foot pain associated with arthritis, plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, Achilles Tendinopathy, Morton’s Neuromas, bunions, and hammertoes. Additionally, she has a special interest in the use of injection therapies such as corticosteroid injections (under ultrasound and fluoroscopy guidance), and dermal fillers to alleviate pain and manage a myriad of foot pathologies.

Within her current role as SpR in Podiatric Surgery at Buxton Hospital she is involved in elective surgery of the foot and ankle, but also has key involvement in MDT care and management of high-risk diabetic patients with limb threatening diabetic foot ulcers, limb salvage and amputation prevention.

Ms Rena Francis

FRCPodS, PGDip, BSc (Hons)
Podiatric Surgeon, Specialist Registrar in Podiatric Surgery

Cosmepod Treatment list

Consultation for foot pain with ultrasound scan if required – £100

Nail surgery single toe including 2 redressing’s – £300

Nail surgery 2 toes including 2 redressing’s – £550

Verruca dry needling single lesion – £250

Verruca needling multiple lesions – £300

Injection Therapies (all ultrasound guided)

These services will need to have a consultation initially to assess suitability for the correct service

Steroid injections   – £200

Lubricating joint injections (Ostenil) from £150

Diagnostic local anaesthetic – £80

Ganglion Decompression £150 with steroid – £250

Curacorn Dermal fillers can be injected underneath the corn to take the pain away and provide padding to prevent the corn from returning. The procedure can vary between 30 minutes to 1 hour. Again, the treatment will last for approximately 6 -12 months – £250

Excessive sweating of feet (hyperhidrosis) with botulinum toxin – £500

Pillows for your feet using dermal fillers for cushioning ball of foot from – £500

Common conditions recommended for injection therapies include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
  • 1st big toe joint osteoarthritis
  • Capsulitis
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Ankle osteoarthritis
  • Mid foot Osteoarthritis
  • Sinus Tarsi Syndrome
  • Gout
  • Retro calcaneal bursitis
  • Achilles tendinopathy
  • Fat pad atrophy/fat pad loss from heel and ball of the foot

Registered with BUPA, Westfield, AXA and AVIVA