Traditional chiropody (podiatry)
Appointments last up to 30 minutes during which we will assess, treat and offer advice on the following common problems:
Arthritic joint pain, athlete’s foot, callus, corns, cracked heels, flat feet, foot fatigue, heel pain, ingrowing toenails, knee pain, low back pain, nail surgery, overuse injuries, shin splints, tendon problems, thickened nails, verrucas , weak ankles.
This is the study of how we move. Podiatrists are trained to carry out detailed lower limb assessments, looking at joint positions and how we walk. Problems that arise from abnormal mechanics include:
Arthritic joint pain, flat feet, foot fatigue, heel pain (plantar fasciitis), knee pain, lower back pain, overuse injuries, shin splints, sports injuries, tendon problems, weak ankles.
Treatment may include biomechanics evaluation, gait analysis and the provision of specialist orthoses (insoles).
Diabetes can have a number of effects on the feet, including poor circulation and loss of sensation. Podiatrists are trained to assess and treat diabetic conditions by monitoring circulation and sensation. We can also advise on foot health and care.