How can Podiatry help me?
Podiatry deals with any painful conditions of the foot and ankle, as well as the mechanics of the foot, which may have a knock on effect to the knees, hips and lower back. Chiropody is a term that is only used in Britain and refers specifically to issues with the skin and nails of the feet.
Conditions that Podiatry can treat
Podiatrists are able to treat a wide range of conditions effecting the foot and ankle, as well as the knees, hips and lower back if there is a mechanical element to the issue. The most common injuries treated are sports and overuse injuries such as Plantar Fasciitis and Achilles Tendon issues, as well as bony problems such as Osteoarthritis.
Chiropody deals with the skin and nails of the feet – the most common issues encountered are corns and callus as well as problematic nails.