What does a chiropodist do?

Chiropodist are healthcare professionals who have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections. They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear.

 

What's the difference between a podiatrist and a chiropodist?

There's no difference between a podiatrist and chiropodist, but podiatrist is a more modern name.

 

What can a chiropodist treat ?

Toenail problems, such as thickened toenails, fungal nails, infections or ingrown toe nails. Corns and calluses, Verrucas. Flat feet. Verrucas, Bunions, Heel pain, Blisters and Gout.

 

How can a Chiropodist help?

You may want to see a chiropodist for advice and treatment if you have painful feet, thickened or discoloured toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as, warts or verrucas, scaling or peeling on the soles, or any other foot-related problem.

Chiropodists can also supply orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain.

The orthotic is put into your shoe to realign your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas of your foot, or simply make your shoes more comfortable.

Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of chiropody.

For example, you may want to have any hard skin on your feet removed or have your toenails clipped.

A chiropodist can also advise you about footwear (take your shoes with you) and check that you're looking after your feet properly.

Chiropodists can also help with more complex foot problems, including preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to sports and exercise.

Chiropody at the Norfolk Clinic Norwich

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