The title Podiatry is legally protected and only those who have passed rigorous training and registered with HCPC (Health Care Professions Council) can use the term Podiatrist.
They are trained to diagnose, assess and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. People often seek the help of a Podiatrist for help with nails that are simply proving tricky to cut or because of painful corns or callus caused by shoe friction.
Anyone with complex, long term health issues with multiple medications requires specialist skills to work safely in such situations.
Other foot problems include ulcers due to altered gait, strokes, orthopaedic issues, heel and arch pain, skin conditions or fungal toe nails.
People suffering from reduced feeling (neuropathy), lessened immunity (such as those with diabetes – type 1 or 2 – poor blood flow and those prescribed steroids or undertaking chemotherapy) need specialist care for their feet. High risk medication such as Warfarin or Rivaroxaban may benefit from regular visits to an HCPC Registered Podiatrist.
Practitioner: Effie Jones