Treatments & Therapies

Chiropody & Podiatry

Overview of the treatment

Do you have foot problems like corns, callouses, bunions, ingrown toenails and verrucas? Such conditions can develop as a result of inadequate foot care. For example by wearing ill-fitting shoes the feet can suffer increased pressure, friction and deformity of the feet. Warts, verrucas and Athlete's foot are highly infectious viruses that can be easily contracted in communal areas such as pools and gyms. Foot problems can also be caused by inherited conditions such as arthritis. Biomechanics – the study of gait walking mobility in relation to the postural movements in the hips, knees and the arches of the feet – is also available.

Ailments that can be treated by this therapy

Chiropody/Podiatry treatments include following: treatment of corns and callouses, treatment of bunions, removal of warts and verrucas, treatment of ingrown toe nails, advice on care for conditions such as Athlete’s foot, Diabetes, Arthritis. An in-depth Biomechanic assessment of all the joints can be taken to reduce and prevent the strain on feet, legs and the trunk. Painful feet and recurrent sports’ injury sufferers can all benefit from Biomechanics.

How the treatment is done

Chiropodist/Podiatrist treats foot problems using surgical, chemical, physical and mechanical therapies. When a patient visits a Chiropodist/Podiatrist they take a full medical history and carry out vascular, neurological, radiological and anatomical examinations of the feet to reach a diagnosis. This takes into account the general health and any current medication the patients may be taking. After this initial assessment a more advanced and specialized course of action is taken in the examination and treatment of the foot.