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Podiatry / Chiropody

Podiatry / Chiropody

What is the difference between podiatry and chiropody?

Podiatrist is the title used in other English speaking countries. Chiropodist is the name formerly used for Podiatrist in the UK.  A Podiatrist must have the appropriate degree and be registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professionals Council). The Podiatry degree involves three years full time training focusing on the lower limb and foot. For example, the training allows them to diagnose and treat people with arthritis, diabetes, ingrowing nails and sports related injuries, to mention a few.

What can Podiatry treat?

PFA’s podiatrist will carry out a full assessment at the clinic. Details of the procedure will be clearly explained before we begin any treatment.

Musculoskeletal / Biomechanical conditions treated...

  • Plantar fasciitis (heel and arch pain)
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Medial tibial stress syndrome (Shin Splints)
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Hallux Limitus / Rigidus
  • Metatarsalgia (ball of the foot pain)
  • Knee pain (chondromalacia/iliotibial band syndrome)

General conditions include…

  • Lower limb and foot conditions associated with diabetes
  • General nail cutting
  • Ingrowing toenails
  • Corns and callus
  • Verrucae

With certain disorders, such as some ingrowing toenail pathologies, our Podiatrist will carry out surgery under local anaesthetic.

Our Podiatry clinic is open for appointments on Monday 9am to 4pm, Wednesday 9am to 4pm and at other times by special arrangement. Please contact us to make an appointment.