What is Podiatry?

Podiatrists specialise in conditions of the internal structure of the foot and lower limb. Misalignment in the foot can cause pain in the foot, ankle and knee, and associated muscles. It may even affect the way you walk. Podiatrists assess and alter this misalignment with a variety of techniques, most commonly with the use of insoles (orthotics).

picture of the human foot ligaments and bone structure

Podiatry is concerned with the internal structure of the foot. Misalignment in the foot can cause pain and may affect the way you walk. Your body counteracts the misalignment in the foot, and this can put strain on the ankles, calves, knees, hips, and the lower back. A podiatrist corrects problems arising from misalignment in several ways; predominately by fitting insoles (Orthotics) to alleviate these stresses on the body.   

What conditions do we treat? 

  • Painful Feet
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • Shin Splints
  • Bunions
  • Flat Feet (Pronation)
  • High Arches (Supination)
  • Ankle / Knee / Hip Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Foot development concerns in children
  • Ingrowing Toenails
  • Arthritic Pain

What does Podiatry treatment involve? 

The podiatrist will make a diagnosis by assessing the alignment, shape and gait of the foot, to identify the cause of your pain. A video is taken of the patient walking to assess the gait of the feet. The practitioner will then provide a variety of tailored treatments. These may include:

  • Insoles (Orthotics) may be prescribed to improve the alignment of the foot and how you walk
  • Taping or strapping of the feet
  • A bespoke exercise programme may be offered to you
  • Nail surgery 

 

How many treatments will I need?

  • For Insoles (Orthotics): this depends on the orthotic device prescribed but usually consists of 2 or 3 visits

  • For Nail surgery: this is performed as a package, following the surgery 2 or 3 follow-up appointments may be required

 

Appointment Length

Podiatry appointments start with an initial appointment of 45 minutes, and follow-up appointments of 30 minutes. Please be advised that the treatment may not fill the time, it is allocated to allow for the treatment of the most extreme cases.

 

Advice on shoes and sport shoes

It is very important to choose shoes that offer your feet the best support. Please consult the podiatrist with any queries, we are happy to offer advice.

 

Children

Our qualified podiatrists treat all podiatry concerns, regardless of age. Developmental concerns with children are best treated early to aid the growth of feet and joints correctly and prevent gait issues.

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Prices for Podiatry Services

Podiatry

  • Initial Consultation & Treatment (45 mins): £55
  • Follow-up treatment: £40

Orthotics

  • Bespoke orthotics: £225
  • Semi-bespoke orthotics: £59

As a multidisciplinary practice, The House Clinics are able to combine the expertise of our Chiropractic, Physiotherapy, Massage Therapy, Podiatry and Chiropody practitioners to offer a unique and exceptional service to our clients. Please speak to your practitioner if you have any queries about other services we offer.

If you have any queries, do not hesitate to contact us.

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