Podiatry is a regulated allied health profession, concerned with the care of people’s feet and legs. Podiatrists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and can treat a wide variety of foot and leg disorders.
Mainly, people approach Podiatrists for help with regular foot maintenance, as well as the removal of calluses, corns and ingrown toenails. Many people struggle with these conditions, and fail to treat them correctly at home. The help of a Podiatrist can reduce the impact painful feet have on your ability to walk without pain.
Healthy feet are so important, especially for people with reduced circulation, reduced mobility or health conditions like diabetes. If you struggle to reach your feet, your Podiatrist can offer you a routine appointment to care for them properly. For people with more active lifestyles, or athletes, Podiatry can ensure your feet are in top condition. Tendon and ligament pain can prevent people from pursuing their training, but a podiatrist can offer helpful advice, rehabilitation exercises or even shockwave treatment to help resolve painful foot problems.