What does a podiatry assessment involve?
Effective podiatry focuses on the underlying cause of a problem and takes into consideration the complete lower limb for an accurate diagnosis. During the assessment you’ll be:
Asked about your symptoms and general medical history
Given a detailed examination and foot health assessment, including nerve function tests
Provided with an explanation of our findings, a diagnosis and a suggestion for treatment
Treatment, should it be required, could include:
Treating corns and calluses - paring down the hard skin, which can cause build up of pressure
Using padding to redistribute pressure away from danger areas
Safely trimming your toe nails
Advising on correct footwear
Prescribing orthoses (devices used to correct foot instability)
Maintaining high standards of ethics and professionalism - we will always tell you if your condition is not suitable for podiatry and will refer you to your GP or another specialist. All our podiatrists are registered with their regulatory bodies.
As you get older it's advisable to have your feet examined at least annually, which should include testing for neuropathy (damage to the peripheral nervous system) and poor circulation