Routine podiatry covers many of the most common foot complaints. Treatments include:
- Removal of painful corns.
- Removal of painful callus.
- Nail care.
- Advice and treatment of fungal nails and athletes foot.
- Verruca treatment advice.
- Footwear advice.
MSK or Muskuloskeletal podiatry is the diagnosis and treatment of lower limb and foot problems that may come about due to a change in activity, occupation, over-training or playing sports. Typical problems presented include;
- Shin pain.
- Ankle sprains.
- Achilles problems.
- Heel pain.
Foot orthoses, often referred to as insoles, may be advised as part of an overall treatment plan that includes training modification and rehabilitation exercises. They may also be used as part of a plan to deal with painful recurring callus or corns. The aim of a foot orthoses is to modify the loads going through the foot to enable tissues to heal and redistribute pressure.
Orthoses come as ready made off-the-shelf devices or can be custom (bespoke), made to the clients own prescription and moulded specifically to their foot shape. A third category called semi-bespoke is an option, where we take a suitable off-the-shelf device and modify it according to the clients needs.
If foot orthoses are advised, in many cases they only need to be used for a short time. In some cases however, it may become apparent that their use is necessary for long-term or permanent basis. Should this be the case, all options will be discussed.
Sometimes it is difficult to attend a clinic for foot care, so we offer a service to be seen at home for those with restricted mobility.
Unfortunately, this is a limited service and currently only operates in the G1, G2 and G3 postcode areas. If you would like an appointment, please call or email to arrange a visit.