What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is a specialist area of healthcare which involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders and lower limb conditions.

 

There is no difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist.  The professional name was changed in 1993 and Podiatry is now recognised as the international name for a foot specialist.

 

What is a Podiatrist?

Podiatrists are qualified healthcare professionals who treat patients with a range of foot and lower limb conditions, relieving pain and in doing so, improve quality of life and increase mobility.  

 

After a thorough assessment, the podiatrist will provide the patient with a treatment plan which will include various solutions for example, general footwear advice, orthotic management and nail surgery.

 

 

What does a Feet First Podiatrist do?

Corn Removal, Biomechanics, Toenail cutting, Home Visits, Ingrown toe nail treatment, Verruca treatment, Diabetic, Foot health check, Heel pain management, Fissures, Fungal infection, Hard skin, Orthotics, Callus treatment, Athletes foot

 

 

Who should see a Feet First Podiatrist?

Anyone who experiences discomfort in their feet or lower limb should attend a podiatrist.  Regular appointments can ensure that your feet are kept in the healthiest condition they can be.  This is particularly important with patients who have health issues such as diabetes and arthritis.

 

 

 

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