What is Podiatry?
Podiatrists (also known as chiropodists) are highly skilled health professionals trained to diagnose, prevent, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the foot and lower limbs.
Initial Consultation (A medical form is required to be completed prior to the appointment)
The initial consultation will entail taking a general medical history, a full history of the presenting complaint and examination of the feet and lower limbs including a neurological and vascular assessments, followed by a routine consultation.
Follow up appointments will entail a short discussion to make sure of any changes in either your medical history or presenting complaint and then a treatment will be carried out.
Nail Cutting Service
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Make an initial standard 30 minute appointment with one of our HCPC Registered Podiatrists' who will conduct a Foot Health Check and provide any required treatment.
Upon completion of a Foot Health Check you may qualify for our Nail Cutting service.
If accepted for this service a return date will be advised within 12 weeks.
After 12 months you will need another standard appointment so our Podiatrist can assess whether there have been any changes in your foot health.
Beginning with a relaxing foot bath, this treatment includes nail care and the removal of all hard skin and corns. The Podiatrist will provide any relevant foot health advice and discuss any concerns you may have regarding the health of your feet and legs. The treatment is then completed with the application of a moisturiser to your feet.
This appointment can also be booked to discuss any other foot problems/concerns you may have including foot or leg pain, verrucae and resulting treatment options we can provide for you.
Common Foot Problems
Corns & Callus (Hard skin) are routine problems and are usually treated during a routine appointment, advice on prevention if applicable will be given at the same time.
Athlete's Foot is a condition of the foot where fungal growth affects the skin.
Toenails can be very problematic ranging from general nail care to fungal infections and ingrowing toenails.
Verrucae are caused by a very infectious virus - the Human Papillomavirus. They are often mistaken for corns and can be very painful.
Blisters are commonly caused by rubbing often the result of wearing ill-fitting shoes or improper footwear for any given activity e.g. running.
Cracked Heels are a common problem. If the cracks become deep, they can become very painful, bleed and become an entrance site for infection.
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