What is Chiropody | Podiatry?

It is the field of medicine devoted to the treatment of problems related to the foot and ankle.

Such treatment often brings about improved well-being in other parts of the body, especially the relief of body aches and pain.

This is because problems and pain in the foot affect both posture and gait – the way we stand and the way we walk.

 

And when we do not stand and walk in a proper, balanced manner, we tend to develop problems such as knee pain, back ache or even pain in the neck.

A chiropodist is someone trained in the treatment of minor foot disorders and who also provides general footcare advice.

A chiropody treatment includes cutting of the toenails, the removal of in-grown toenails, callouses and corns and treatment for foot ailments such as plantar warts (verrucae), athlete’s foot, sweaty feet, foot odour and dry / cracked heels.

The Chiropodist | Podiatrist

As such, chiropodists and podiatrists routinely work with other healthcare professionals who treat musculo-skeletal aches and pain, including osteopaths and chiropractors.

Padding and strapping are provided where necessary. The person receiving treatment may also be referred to a podiatrist for prescription orthotics, or in-sole foot support.

In addition, a chiropodist trained in biomechanics (the study of posture and walking) is able to provide

biomechanic assessment to check for flat foot, heel pain, knee pain, bunions, and other problems.

The treatment is for people of all ages. In particular, diabetics may require professional chiropody foot care.

Conditions We treat :

  • Foot & Ankle Pain

  • Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

  • Ingrown Toenail

  • Plantar Warts

  • Flat Foot

  • Corns & Callus

  • Bacterial Skin Infection

  • Nail Care

  • Fungal Skin Infection

  • Fungal Nail

  • Athlete’s Foot

  • High Arch

  • Ankle Instability

  • Interdigital Masceration

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Mortons Neuroma

  • Heel Spur

  • Fractures and Sprains

  • Bunions

  • Bursa

  • Childrens’ Feet (Podopediatrics)

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