Feet (Podiatry / Chiropody)
Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg. All our practitioners are trained to degree level and are HCPC registered (State Registered) health care professionals who are members of The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists offering a full range of podiatry and chiropody foot care treatments.
Foot conditions can be broadly split into two treatment categories:
Chiropody foot care - treatment for the following:
- Cracked heels
- Corns and Callous
- Ingrowing toe nails
- Fungal infections including athletes foot
- Diabetic foot conditions
- Toe nail cutting
A General Chiropody appointment:
This relaxing treatment, which is suitable for all, begins with feet being cleaned, the Podiatrist will then carry out an extensive foot health assessment and will take time to understand any concerns you have about your feet. From this assessment any foot problems are identified and appropriate treatment is carried out, which may include:
- Nail trimming and treatment of common nail problems.
- Gentle reduction of dry, callused skin and removal of corns; and a
- Relaxing foot massage with moisturiser.
Finally you can discuss your future foot care needs.
For elderly patients who need assitance with nail cutting we offer a nail cutting only clinic on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Podiatry foot care - treatment for the following:
- Heel pain
- Plantar facitits
- Flat feet
- Hammer toes
- Limb leg discrepancy
A variety of techniques are used to treat these conditions and you may be recommended to have a full biomechanical assessment which involves a complex evaluation of the feet, legs and body position whilst weight bearing and non-weight bearing.
The information gained from a biomechanical assessment forms the basis for a an orthotic prescription to help correct the cause of the problem.