What is Podiatry?
Podiatry generally describes a more in-depth assessment and treatment of the lower limbs and feet. The Podiatrist will assess, diagnose and treat the condition whenever possible. The patient may have had an injury or in a lot of cases has just started with pain in an area for which there was no known cause. On some occasions the patient may need to be referred to the Physiotherapist or Orthopaedic Consultant specialising in feet for further assessment and treatment.
What conditions does a Podiatrist Treat?
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Symptoms are generally worse first thing in the morning, when standing in one position for long periods or when you start to walk after being seated for a while. Pain can ease slightly once you start to walk again.
Treatment: In a lot of cases footwear advice is all that is necessary, but sometimes a supportive insole placed in the shoe may be necessary. Referral to the Physiotherapist may be required in severe cases.
Treatment: Depending on the cause, supportive and cushioned insoles may be needed but again, footwear advice may be all that is necessary. The Podiatrist will recommend the best course of action.
Treatment: The podiatrist will carry out a full biomechanical assessment and may advise corrective insoles, exercises and give footwear advice.
How does a Podiatrist correct my foot position?
Sometimes the foot needs to be supported and controlled. Orthoses are specially made inserts that are placed in your shoes to help treat many different foot conditions. They work by reducing stresses and loads on joints, muscles and tendons. In the TherapyWise clinic they can be produced on the day of your appointment to enable you to begin your recovery immediately.
A great benefit of our clinic is that we have various specialist practitioners who can all work together to help you regain health and recover as quickly as possible, enabling a speedy return to your chosen activity.
Your podiatrist at TherapyWise is registered with The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).