What is Chiropody?
The practice of chiropody is the treatment and prevention of diseases or disorders of the foot by therapeutic or orthotic means.
What is a chiropodist?
Chiropodists are trained to take care of your feet and lower limbs, whether it be due to a specific health issue or an injury. Chiropodists can diagnose and treat fractures, deformities, tumors, ulcers, skin diseases and other problems related to our feet.
What Does A Chiropodist Do?
Chiropodists are skilled in the treatment of all kinds of foot problems, and can deal with a wide range of issues – from nail-cutting to surgeries. Some of the most common problems are:
Corns and Calluses
These are hard or thick areas of skin on the foot. Whilst they’re generally not serious, they can cause significant pain and discomfort when you walk. A chiropodist can remove these corns and calluses, allowing you to walk more freely.
Fungal infections, including athlete’s foot, can cause rashes which itch, sting and burn. It’s infectious and often recurs if it isn’t treated properly. A chiropodist will not only treat the infection, but will also investigate the cause to ensure that it’s less likely to come back.
Verrucas are often likened to ‘standing on a needle’. They can be very painful and are infectious. However, they can take a long time to go and over-the-counter medications often make no difference. Chiropodists have access to a range of excellent treatments, such as Swift Microwave Therapy, which is one of the quickest, most efficient and effective available.
When Should I See A Chiropodist?
It’s not normally recommended to wait until you’re experiencing pain to visit a chiropodist. Visiting regularly – as you would with a dentist – can help to ensure that your feet are in top condition, and will help to prevent future problems.
We have a team of professionals on stand-by to provide you with quality chiropody services. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact us via our booking page today and we will be happy to assist you.