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Podiatrist/Chiropodist

A Podiatrist/Chiropodist is a health professional who can assess, diagnose, treat and manage conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They have an extensive scope of practice including;

Assessment and treatment of common foot complaints such as corns, other skin pathologies, and nail problems

 

• Assessment of the structure, alignment and function of the feet and legs with appropriate treatment such as insoles, stretching and strengthening exercises to correct any abnormality. A referral may be made to a bio-mechanical specialist

• Nail surgery using local anaesthetics

 

• Management of patients at increased risk of foot problems such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and peripheral vascular disease. Annual diabetic foot checks can also be performed.

 

• Advice on prevention of foot problems and how to keep feet in good health

 

• Advice on suitable footwear