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Chiropody / Podiatry

Chiropody / Podiatry

Initial Consultation: £30.00

Chiropody/Podiatry Clinic runs on Wednesday Evenings.
Please ask at reception for further details.

• Specialist in biomechanics
• Routine podiatric treatments
• Specialised treatments
• Biomechanical assessments
• Nail surgery
• Advice on foot health/care
• Treatment plans
• Treatment by appointment
 

What does Chiropodist/Podiatrist do?

A Chiropodist/Podiatrist deals with various ailments that affect the feet and lower limb. A chiropodist/podiatrist deals with various ailments that affect the feet and lower limb. The most common of these being corns, callus, verrucae, ingrown nails and general foot pain.

 Corns & Callus

A corn is a localised area of hard thickened skin caused by excessive direct pressure. Callus is an area of hard thickened skin caused by rubbing/friction. Both can develop anywhere on the feet and can occur as a result of poor footwear, deformities affecting/ of the feet or poor foot mechanics.

 Verrucae

A verrucae is a cauliflower-like growth caused by the Human Papilloma Virus that enters the skin through a cut or abrasion. There may be one or many verrucae spread around the foot or in irregularly shaped groups. The virus is thought to be present in warm damp conditions.

 Ingrown Nails

The occur when the vertical edge of the nail pierces the skin in which it lies, causing the area to become inflamed, painful and in most cases infected. Ingrown toe nails can be caused by an inherited very wide and rounded nail plate, poor nail care, tight shoes or an injury /infection.

 Foot Pain

Small structural /functional imbalances can affect the foot in many ways. The effect may present as pain, instability or restricted movement. A biomechanical assessment can assist in identifying the cause of the loss of foot function and imbalance. The restoration of normal foot function can involve exercises or simple/ functional orthotics (insoles).

 Podiatric Biomechanics / Biomechanical Assessment

Podiatric biomechanics is concerned with the preservation and restoration of normal function foot and associated structures. A Biomechanical assessment identifies functional imbalances by assessing joint motion and muscle function.

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