Podiatry / Chiropody
Chiropodists and Podiatrists specialise in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities and disease of the lower limbs. This can include:
- Foot/toe deformity
- Flat feet
- Plantar fasciitis
- Sports injuries
- Heel pain
- Ankle and knee pain
- Corns, verrucas, ingrowing toenails
They are trained to alleviate, prevent and correct these disorders and provide professional advice on proper foot care to patients of all ages and ability level.
During your initial consultation, a confidential medical history will be taken and the therapist will ask about any medication you are taking.
The Chiropodist will then carry out a full examination to determine the nature and cause of your symptoms. This may include: close examination of the foot and lower limb, gait analysis and biomechanical assessment.
The Chiropodist will discuss the findings of the assessment with you and offer treatment options.