We can treat you for general foot problems, such as corns, calluses and nail problems. We’ll offer you help and advice to reduce the risk of you having foot health problem in the future. Find out more about some of the most common foot problems we treat and associated conditions that contribute to them.
Walking with flat feet can lead to long-term problems, such as pain in your hips and knees, strain
s on your ankles and back and neck pain. We can assess you and provide effective treatments to improve your foot function and gait, including joint manipulation, strapping and exercise regimes.
- Corrective nail surgery under local anaesthetic
- Assessment and diagnosis for a range of skin and nail conditions, including tinea pedis and hyperkeratosis
- Treatment using mechanical debridement (using a scalpel to remove corns and calluses)
Treatment using chemical therapies (medication used specifically to relieve pain and irritation).
If you have a foot ulcer, we’ll treat you until it’s healed.
If you have a complex, non-healing ulcer linked to diabetes, we may refer you to a specialist podiatrist at our hospital site. They work closely with other professionals in our diabetes team.
If you have a chronic foot ulcer which needs long-term, regular dressings, we’ll care for you jointly with your local district nurses and GP.
If you have diabetes, regular care from a podiatrist plays a critical role in helping you manage your foot health.
If you have diabetes, you’re more likely to develop foot ulcers. We’ll give you a specialist assessment and provide you with advice and treatment to prevent more serious problems from developing.
You should have a foot health review with your GP every year, even if you haven’t had foot health problems.
They can refer you to us for a diabetic foot review, if necessary.
Members of our team are also part of the
ECP community diabetes service. <LINK to Diabetes service page
If you have a vascular disease, you may need some specific foot care. Once we’ve assessed you, we’ll provide the relevant care.
If you have a neurological condition, or are recovering from a stroke, it’s very likely that you’ll need care from a podiatrist. We offer a range of treatments, including exercise programmes, strapping techniques, orthotics and footwear advice, working closely with the neurological rehabilitation (ENABLE) team.
If you have arthritis or another rheumatology condition, you’re particularly at risk of developing problems with your feet, including deformities, foot ulcers and infections. Once we’ve assessed you, we’ll offer you specialist care to keep your feet as healthy as possible.
If you have problems linked to your feet, ankles, knees, hips, lower back and gait, we may be able to help by using orthotics (known as insoles). We give advice about footwear to help keep you comfortable if you have painful or malformed feet. We also prescribe appropriate insoles or orthotics.
It’s particularly important for older people to look after their feet. This helps to keep you mobile and independent. We provide a range of clinical services for older people and also offer education and practical training for you and your carer in looking after your feet.
We work closely with older people and our falls team to reduce your risk of falls. We offer continuing support
, and can provide advice on the best footwear to help keep you stable.