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What is a Podiatrist?

What is a podiatrist?

Podiatry (sometimes known as chiropody) is a field of medicine which studies the treatment of the feet and lower legs. Doctify’s expert podiatrists in London handle many common ailments including bunions and in-growing toenails, and also some common structural problems such as achilles tendonitis. Pain caused by issues in your feet can range from uncomfortable to chronic and so podiatry addresses the causes of the problem and then a podiatrist proposes a course of treatment. It may take several visits in order to fully evaluate and cure your issue and so it is important to find a top rated podiatrist near you to make the process more convenient.

When to see a Podiatrist?

When to see a podiatrist

Foot and lower leg pain can be extremely debilitating, making walking difficult and therefore have a knock-on effect to your overall health. Many people suffer from foot problems due to other medical issues such as arthritis or diabetes and so it is important to find the route cause of your discomfort. If you are based in the London area and have ongoing or chronic pain in your feet, then Doctify’s team of top rated London podiatrists are here for your needs. Our podiatrist experts will be able to quickly assess your foot or lower leg issue and then work to rectify it.

Information on sub-specialties

  • Foot & Ankle Surgery- Foot and ankle surgeons specialise in musculoskeletal problems of the foot and ankle. The may also treat conditions such as hallux valgus (bunion) deformity and claw, hammer and mallet toe.

  • Podiatric Surgery

Common conditions treated by a Podiatrist

Podiatrists treat a number of other foot-related conditions.

Common procedures performed by a Podiatrist

Podiatrists treat a number of other foot-related conditions.

  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Gait Analysis
  • Anti Fungal Therapy
  • Bunion (Hallux Valgus) Correction
  • Bunionectomy
  • Bunionette Deformity Correction
  • Cheilectomy
  • Claw Toe Correction
  • Cryotherapy
  • Excision of Mortons Neuromas
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Masses
  • Hammertoe Correction
  • Mallet Toe Correction
  • Partial Nail Removal
  • Plantar Fascia Release Surgery

Disclaimer

This article is for information only and should not be used for the diagnosis or treatment of medical conditions. Doctify Limited has used all reasonable care in compiling the information but makes no warranty as to its accuracy. Consult a doctor or other health care professional for diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. In the event of an emergency, please call 999 for immediate assistance.

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