Podiatry is a type of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg.
The Podiatry service treats in-growing toenails, thickened or distorted nails, long-standing fungal nail infections and traumatised and infected toes. Surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic by the podiatric practitioner and patients will have their initial assessment and post-operative appointments.
What can a Podiatrist treat?
- In-growing toenails
- Thickened or distorted nails
- Funghal nail infections
- Traumatised and infected toes
- Corns, calluses and foot ulcers
As well as treatments for the above ailments our Podiatrist can also provide the following services:
- Ingrown nail removal/surgery
- Nail assessment and nail surgery
- Gait analysis
- Biomechanics to correct foot problems
- Prescription of orthotics/insoles.
- Athlete clinic
- Child clinic
Our podiatry service assesses patients with foot problems or those who have medical conditions such as diabetes or rheumatoid arthritis that puts their feet at risk of developing further complications.
Surgery is performed under a local anaesthetic by the podiatric practitioner and patients will have their initial assessment and post-operative appointments.