Chiropody & Podiatry Appointments in Clerkenwell & Islington
Chiropody and podiatry in Clerkenwell (EC1) & Islington (N1) call our clinic reception team to book your chiropody appointment today.
What is chiropody and podiatry?
Chiropody and podiatry are health practises, which deal with assessing, diagnosing and treating diseases and pain in the feet and the lower limb.
Feet have an incredibly complex structure comprising of 26 bones and over 100 ligaments and muscles. Foot pain is not normal but the good news is that 80% of foot pain can be relieved by just one treatment. On average we take about 7500 steps per day so looking after your feet is an important part of your general health.
What can a podiatrist help with?
- Hard skin/callus/corns
- Cracked heels
- Fungal toenails and other nail conditions pathology
- Ingrowing toenails (conservative treatment and nail surgery)
- Skin conditions, e.g. athlete’s foot
- Flat feet
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis/heel spur
- Biomechanical problems
- Gait analysis
- Shin splints
- Diabetic foot complications
- Orthotics/insoles (over the counter and custom made using a foot scanner
or a mould)
What we offer
General foot treatment/chiropody appointments
This appointment type attends to any skin conditions, cracked heels corns, calluses and nail pathologies/conditions. All nails are trimmed and filed and treated where needed. The treatment is finished with a foot moisturiser leaving your feet revitalised. Chiropody is a medical service – not a cosmetic one – however your feet will often look and definitely feel better!
Podiatry consultations Clerkenwell
A podiatry consultation examines in detail the bio-mechanical status of the lower limb. Foot posture and alignment are assessed along with the motion of the lower limb. In order to find the root cause of the pain, a gait analysis is carried out to determine how your foot posture is affecting motion/movements and to prevent future problems. Your podiatrist may recommend orthotics or insoles to be worn in shoes, this will be advised as appropriate.
Toenail trims Clerkenwell
Toenail trim appointments are for 15mins and only the nails are attended to all nails are cut filed and cleared. If there are any nails which are thickened, misshaped or discoloured they are also treated. However, your first appointment would be for a general foot treatment/chiropody and then subsequent appointment will be for a toenail trim only.
Our podiatrist is state registered; she is registered with the Health Professional Council (HPC) and a member of the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists.