Expert Foot Care in London
We get asked often, what is the difference between Podiatry and chiropody? Podiatry and chiropody are terms often used interchangeably, but there is a slight difference in their scope of practice. Historically, chiropody referred to treating minor foot ailments and focused mainly on the skin and nails. In contrast, podiatry encompasses a broader range of foot care, including diagnosing, treating, and preventing various foot and lower limb conditions.
While podiatry and chiropody are terms used to describe foot care, podiatry typically encompasses a wider range of services and conditions. Both podiatrists and chiropodists are qualified professionals who can provide expert care for your foot health needs.
What can a Podiatrist treat?
Ingrown Toenails: We can provide relief and treatment for ingrown toenails, including nail trimming, removal of ingrown nails, and advice on proper nail care.
Diabetic Foot Care: Podiatristry is crucial in managing foot health for individuals with diabetes. We can assess and treat diabetic foot ulcers, provide preventative care, and offer education on foot hygiene and self-care.
Foot Deformities: We can address various foot deformities, such as bunions, hammer toes, flat feet, and high arches, offering treatment options to alleviate symptoms and improve function.
Biomechanical Issues: Our Podiatrist can assess and address biomechanical problems affecting gait and posture. They may prescribe orthotic devices, recommend footwear modifications, or provide exercises and therapies to improve biomechanical alignment.
Nail Disorders: Diagnose and treat nail disorders, including fungal nail infections, thickened nails, brittle nails, and nail discolouration.
Skin Conditions: Manage various skin conditions affecting the feet, such as athlete's foot, warts, blisters, and dry skin.
Foot Care for the Elderly: Specialised foot care for older adults, addressing age-related changes, foot pain, and mobility issues.
Our podiatrist works collaboratively with other therapists to ensure comprehensive foot care and improve their patients' overall mobility and quality of life.