Foot and lower limb problems are common and can cause signiﬁcant ill health, pain and disability leading to impaired balance and higher risk of falling.
General health and/or social problems are often detected by podiatrists who if they cant treat the problem themselves, will refer patients to the appropriate health professional. Podiatry often proves to be ﬁrst point of contact for many people in the UK, and a lack of adequate core podiatry services will inevitably lead to escalating problems elsewhere
Core podiatry covers the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of common and more complex lower limb pain. This can be associated with the toenails, skin, soft tissues and/or the musculoskeletal system (tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles) with the objective of improving foot health. The main issues tend to be nail problems, corns and calluses, toe deformities, verrucae, fungal infections, extending to nail surgery, and treatment of musculo-skeletal conditions caused by injury or abnormal gait.
Always check that your Podiatrist is fully qualified and has BSc (Hons) Pod after their name as well as HCPC Registered (this has replaced State Registered Status)
All of our podiatrists are fully qualified, and are members of The Society of Chiropodists & Podiatrists – which can be accessed via http://www.feetforlife.org