What is Chiropody?
Most of us suffer with painful feet at some time in our lives. If your feet are sore you're sore all over. This is particularly true for certain groups of the population Diabetics, those with poor circulation, arthritis sufferers and the elderly. Many people suffer some degree of immobility because of foot problems.
What can be done?
All age groups can and do visit State Registered Chiropodists who, through a pain free treatment, can improve mobility and maintain fit, active and pain free feet. You do not need to be referred by your G.P.State registration is the standard set by the government through the Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine. To reach this standard, a Chiropodist must complete a three year full time course leading to a BSc in Podiatry. State Registration is the only standard accepted in the NHS. Anyone can set up as a chiropodist, without training, unlike doctors and dentists.
What can Chiropodists treat?
State Registered Chiropodists can diagnose, treat and cure any problems below the ankle joint. The more common problems include corns, callus, verrucae, ingrowing nails and fungal infections. They are qualified to give local anaesthetics, perform minor surgery and carry out mechanical examinations with regard to foot structure gait. They can also prescribe orthotics / insoles to help correct mechanical problems. A strict antiseptic routine is carried out between every patient, including full instrument sterilization. With its 26 bones, 33 muscles and 100 ligaments, the foot requires proper care and attention to keep functioning well.
Make your appointment by phoning 01204 361 463