Who needs a podiatrist?
Podiatrists (also known as chiropodists), treat foot and lower limb conditions in people of all ages. We are healthcare professionals qualified in clinical practice at degree level and registered with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Podiatrists are specialists in managing both acute and chronic foot conditions which can impact on a person’s daily life if left untreated. Discomfort, from ingrowing toenails; corns; callus (hard skin); thickened nails; cracked heels (fissures); verrucae and athletes foot; can all be addressed and treated. If nail surgery is indicated then your podiatrist is able to administer a local anaesthetic.
People with diabetes will also benefit greatly from regular foot care and monitoring by a podiatrist. The podiatrist will also inform your GP if any changes are noted.
Podiatrists can also prescribe and dispense orthotic insoles which may help to alleviate conditions such as Achilles Tendinopathy, Plantar Fasciitis, Morton’s Neuroma, flat feet (pes planus), or high arches (pes cavus), and bunions.
Your podiatrist will also provide a programme of treatment in order for you to achieve your maximum mobility potential.
I can make your feet work better for you.
Lindsay J. Muff