The Foot Clinic Treatment Overview

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The Foot Clinic Treatment Overview

The Foot Clinic podiatrist can help you with common foot problems, including ingrown toenails and bunions.

What kind of treatments are the Podiatrists able to perform?

The Foot Clinic Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.

They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear. They can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, including:

  • Toenail problems, such as thickened, fungal or ingrown toenails
  • Corns and calluses
  • Verruca’s
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Smelly feet
  • Dry and cracked heels
  • Flat feet
  • Bunions
  • Heel pain
  • Ageing feet
  • Blisters
  • Sports injuries

How can the Foot Clinic help?

You might want to see us for advice and treatment if you have painful feet, thickened or discoloured toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as warts, scaling or peeling on the soles, or any other foot-related problem.

We can also supply orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain. You put the orthotic device into your shoe to re-align your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas of your foot, or simply to make your shoes more comfortable.

Even if your feet are generally in good condition, you might consider having a single session of podiatry treatment to have the hard skin on your feet removed, toenails clipped, to find out if you’re wearing the right shoes (take your shoes with you for specific advice on footwear) or just to check that you’re looking after your feet properly.

We can also help with more complex foot problems including preventing, diagnosing and treating injuries related to sports and/or exercise.

Is there a difference between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist?

There’s no difference between a podiatrist and chiropodist, but podiatrist is a more modern name.

What normally happens at my first visit?

At your first consultation, the podiatrist will take a full medical history and do basic tests such as checking the blood circulation and feeling in your feet. They may also check the way you walk and move your lower leg joints.

They will discuss your concerns with you and then make a diagnosis and treatment plan.

Usually any minor problems that are picked up can be treated on the spot including the removal of hard skin, corns and calluses.

The session is usually painless (even pleasant) and takes up to 30 minutes.

Can I get a home visit?

If your foot problems are so bad that you find it difficult to walk, or you have ill health preventing you from coming to the clinic, we can come out to your home to treat you. Call us to discuss your needs.

Are the Foot Clinic Podiatrists qualified and registered?

All the Foot Clinic Podiatrists are registered and our qualifications are available for anyone to view in our office. For your information, anyone who calls themselves a podiatrist or chiropodist must register with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

You can check if they are registered by going to the HCPC website to check if your podiatrist or chiropodist is registered.

It’s also worth checking that they are a member of one of the following organisations:

Where are you based?

We are based in Strathmore House, Town Centre, East Kilbride.

How do I book an appointment or discuss any foot concerns I may have?

Call us on 01355 377377 in the first instance. We would be happy to arrange an appointment that suits you. We also have a website; www.ekpodiatry.co.uk

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