Podiatry is the prevention, diagnosis treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. The podiatry service aims to improve mobility and enhance the independence of individuals by prevention and management of foot problems. Foot health conditions treated include:
- Heel pain, heel spur
- Ingrown toenails, and other nail disorders
- Infections: tinea, fungal nails, plantar warts/papilloma
- Diabetic foot assessment
- Children developmental disorders include in-toeing problems, knee pain and abnormal knee position (knock knee), flat feet, digital deformities (curly toes), clubfoot.
- Flat feet
- Foot sports injuries
- Foot odours
- Ulcers/wounds in the foot
A podiatrist visits monthly - usually every second Thursday of the month. A minimal fee for service is charged. Additional charges will be applied for foot orthoses or insoles. Appointments can be made by contacting reception.
A referral is not required, however a discussion of health issues with staff is essential to ensure an appropriate appointment time is booked.