Podiatry is the branch of medicine concerned with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of conditions and symptoms relating to the foot, the ankle and the lower limb.
Whether you have a bunion or sports injury, we can care for your feet from diagnosis through to treatment and rehabilitation. We offer outpatient clinics with Consultant Podiatric Surgeons, supported by our onsite Diagnostic Service for imaging and chartered physiotherapists. Your consultant also has access to other specialists within the hospital including our Othopaedic Surgeons, to work with and refer to as appropriate.
Some examples of foot conditions that are diagnosed and treated within a podiatry department include;
- Achilles tendonitis
- Hammer toes
- Warts and verruca
- Ingrown toenails
- Complications from chronic diseases such as diabetes
- Foot arthritis
- Back pain from lower limb pathology
Some of the methods used to treat patients suffering with complaints concerning the foot and ankle include;
- Nail surgery
- Biomechanical assessments and gait analysis