What is Podiatry? When should I see a Podiatrist?

What is Podiatry? When should I see a Podiatrist?

Understanding Podiatry: Foot and Ankle Health

What is Podiatry?

The term "Podiatry" encompasses the medical field related to foot care.  

Podiatrists are healthcare professionals that undergo medical training and become registered with the HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) upon completing a degree in Podiatry.  

Our official job title with the HCPC is "Chiropodist/Podiatrist," and there is no distinction between the two professions. "Podiatry" has been the primary professional term in use for several decades, and we typically identify ourselves as Podiatrists. We perform all the functions typically associated with a Chiropodist.

When should I see a podiatrist?

You should consider seeing a podiatrist if you are suffering for the following conditions:

  • Foot Pain
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Corns and Calluses
  • Bunions
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Sports Injuries
  • Verrucae
  • Flat Feet or High Arches
  • Toe Deformities
  • Foot Odour and Fungal Infections
  • Chronic Foot or Ankle Problems

With our extensive medical training, we are qualified to diagnose and offer advice on a wide range of footcare issues. Remember, if you have any concerns about your foot and ankle health or are experiencing discomfort, it's a good idea to consult with a podiatrist.  

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