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Podiatry/chiropody

We have regular dental checks……Why not have regular podiatry checks to avoid years of discomfort in the future?

What is the difference between chiropody and podiatry?

Chiropodists and podiatrists deal with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of the lower limb and are qualified to treat people with arthritis, diabetes, nail surgery and sports injuries.

There is no real difference between the terms chiropodist and podiatrist.  Put simply, they are different words used in some English speaking countries.

What is podiatry?

Chiropody aims to improve the function of the foot by alleviating pain and discomfort.  Regular visits to a specialist can help to avoid foot problems and aches and pains in other joints, which may be caused due to uneven loading due to painful feet.  If you are in pain, treatment should be started as soon as a problem arises.  If you suffer from diabetes, you are advised to have your feet checked by a qualified podiatrist on a regular basis and, whilst not many people know this, the feet can often show the first signs of a problem.

We treat people of all ages and, in particular, support the older age group with mobility, plus we’re able to supply orthotics and creams to keep your feet in good health.

Resident podiatrist Lisa’s clinical experience allows her to offer advice, treatment and management for conditions ranging from simple routine foot care to more complex foot problems.  Matthew can be booked for specialist biomechanical assessments.

Conditions Treated

Most commonly treated conditions include

  • Corns and callus
  • Thickened and deformed nails
  • Ingrown toe nails
  • Problem nails that require nail surgery under local anaesthetic
  • Cracked heels
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Heel pain
  • Fungal skin and nails
  • Biomechanical conditions working with Matthew Farrar
  • Diabetes annual foot assessment
  • Routine maintenance and footcare advice

This is not an exhaustive list and our specialist will provide an assessment of your referring problem.  After an initial assessment, we will discuss all options open to you to put in place a management programme which best suits your needs.

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