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Podiatry & Chiropody

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Chiropody / Podiatry explained:

A podiatrist or chiropodist specialises in the overall health of the feet, ankles and lower leg. Podiatry  / Chiropody overlaps a wide range of disciplines including sports medicine, paediatrics and gerontology (ageing).

Podiatrists / Chiropodists can diagnose and treat conditions resulting from bone and joint disorders such as arthritis, injuries to the feet and lower limbs, and other sources of pain and immobility such as muscular, neurological and circulatory diseases. You don’t need a referral to visit a podiatrist.

Treatments Include:

General chiropody

Nail cutting

Minor foot surgery

Fungal treatment

Biomechanical Assessment

Simple / Complex Orthotic fitting

Verruca, corn, calluses removal

Common foot problems

Tinea, also known as Athletes Foot, which is an uncomfortable and itchy fungal infection between the toes

Bunions, an enlargement of the joint at the base and side of the big toe

Build up of hard skin, such as corns and calluses

Problems with the heel, such as cracked skin or pain in the Achilles tendon

Nail problems such as ingrown toenails or nail infections

Gout, a form of arthritis that affects the big toe joint

Healthy feet at any age

Many foot problems begin in childhood. Little feet have their own development patterns and need to be watched carefully. Take your child to a podiatrist if you notice uneven shoe wear, any rashes or lumps, or if your child describes any pain or unusual clumsiness.

As we age, our feet naturally develop more problems. However, painful feet are not something we have to put up with as we get older. Foot health is even more important for our mobility and general health in our later years.

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