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A podiatrist or chiropodist can help you with common foot problems.

What does a podiatrist do?

Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate 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. They can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, including:

  • Toenail problems, such as Thickened, Fungal or Ingrown Toenails
  • Corns and Calluses
  • Verrucas
  • Dry and Cracked Heels
  • Flat Feet
  • Bunions
  • Foot, Knee, Back Pain
  • Blisters
  • Gout
  • Sports Injuries
  • Gait Analysis

How can a podiatrist help?

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

Podiatrists can also supply orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain. You put the orthotic device into your shoe to re-align your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas of your foot, or simply to make your shoes more comfortable.

Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of podiatry to have the hard skin on your feet removed, toenails clipped, to find out if you’re wearing the right shoes (take your shoes with you for specific advice on footwear) or just to check that you’re looking after your feet properly. Podiatrists can also help with more complex foot problems including preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to sports and/or exercise.

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 happens at the consultation?

At your first consultation, the podiatrist will take a full medical history and do basic tests such as checking the blood circulation and feeling in your feet. They may also check the way you walk and move your lower leg joints.

They will discuss your concerns with you and then make a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Usually any minor problems that are picked up can be treated on the spot including the removal of hard skin, corns and calluses.

The session is usually completely painless (even pleasant) and takes 30mins.

Head Office

BOLTON BROS - HEAD OFFICE

Bolton House, Penn Street

Scotswood Industrial Estate

Newcastle Upon Tyne

NE4 7BG

 

Tel: +44 (0)191 273 2012

Fax: +44 (0)191 226 0143

Bristol Office & Shop

BRISTOL OFFICE & SHOP

Home Care Supplies

66-68 Northumbria Drive

Henleaze, Bristol

BS9 4HW

 

Tel: +44 (0) 117 975 5700

Fax: +44 (0) 117 975 5705

Bolton Bros established in 1893 in Newcastle, England. A family run business

We continue to make handmade, custom footwear in our factory close to the city centre.

 

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