PODIATRY & CHIROPODY WARWICKSHIRE
ADVICE & THERAPY ON POSSIBLY THE HARDEST WORKING BUT OFTEN, MOST NEGLECTED, PART OF YOUR BODY… YOUR FEET.
CHIROPODY & PODIATRY WARWICKSHIRE.
Promoting a standard of clinical excellence in Podiatric Medicine (Podiatry) and Chiropody within Henley In Arden, Warwickshire. Our Clinical Podiatry & Chiropody Faculty is run by Henley In Arden based Specialist Podiatrist, Heidi Murfin. We offer a range of podiatry and chiropody services in our Warwickshire Podiatry Clinic.
WHAT IS CLINICAL PODIATRY WARWICKSHIRE?
Clinical or General Podiatry is a branch of Podiatry associated with the care and treatment of the skin and nails of the feet, together with the overall health and wellbeing of the lower limbs. This includes the health of structures like blood vessels and nerves, which may be adversely affected in conditions like diabetes.
Podiatrists (formerly known as Chiropodists) work to improve the mobility, independence and the quality of life for their patients by providing assessment, diagnosis, treatment and preventative care of a wide range of problems affecting the feet, ankles and lower limbs. However, most people will simply see a podiatrist for Nail Cutting, Corn and Callous care etc.
Clinical Podiatry can be differentiated from other branches of Podiatry such as Biomechanical Podiatry, for which we have a separate facility here in Henley In Arden, Warwickshire, offering services in Gait Analysis and Custom Orthotic Prescription.
SHOULD I SEE A CHIROPODIST OR A PODIATRIST IN WARWICKSHIRE?
Podiatry and Chiropody are one in the same profession. There is no difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist. Podiatry / Podiatrist are the terms used for Chiropody / Chiropodist in English speaking countries other than the UK. The terms Chiropody / Chiropodist are progressively being phased out to be replaced by the terms Podiatry / Podiatrist. However, because many members of the public within the UK are more familiar with Chiropody / Chiropodists, these terms are still regularly used, and often feature quite heavily within advertising for this reason. We offer services in Podiatry and Chiropody in Warwickshire.
CONDITIONS COMMONLY SEEN BY A PODIATRIST / CHIROPODIST IN WARWICKSHIRE.
Bunions / Toe Deformities (i.e Hammer Toe)
Corns and Callus
Fungal Nail Infection
Osteoarthritis (Degenerative Joint Disease)
WHEN SHOULD I SEE A PODIATRIST IN WARWICKSHIRE?
You should see a podiatrist for general nail and foot care, if you experience foot or ankle pain, swelling, redness, or other symptoms that persist for more than a few days. You should also see a podiatrist if you notice any changes in the appearance or function of your feet or ankles.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY FIRST WARWICKSHIRE PODIATRY APPOINTMENT?
You should bring a list of any medications you are currently taking, as well as any medical records related to your foot or ankle problems. You should also wear loose-fitting clothing that allows the Warwickshire Podiatrist to examine your feet and ankles.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING A WARWICKSHIRE PODIATRY APPOINTMENT?
During a podiatry appointment in Warwickshire, your Warwickshire Podiatrist will examine your feet and ankles, ask you about your symptoms and medical history. They may refer for diagnostic tests such as X-rays, MRI scans, Ultrasound Scans, or blood tests. They will then develop a treatment plan tailored to your individual needs, and if suitable, treat you for your presenting symptoms within your first visit.
WHAT KIND OF TREATMENTS DO WARWICKSHIRE PODIATRISTS OFFER?
Warwickshire Podiatrists offer a wide range of treatments, from nail cutting, callous and corn care, and verruca treatment to medication, physical therapy, custom orthotics, surgery, and more. The type of treatment recommended by your Warwickshire Podiatrist will depend on the specific condition being treated and the severity of the symptoms.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD I SEE A WARWICKSHIRE PODIATRIST?
The frequency of Warwickshire podiatry appointments will depend on the individual’s needs and the specific condition being treated. In general, if patients are seeing a Warwickshire Podiatrist for nail cutting and general foot care, most will do so every 1-3 months once a year for routine check-ups. However, some patients will elect to only have a routine check-up every 6-12 months.
DO I NEED A REFERRAL FROM MY G.P. TO SEE A PODIATRIST IN WARWICKSHIRE?
No you do not- Although we receive referrals for many local GP’s for our Warwickshire Podiatry service, most patients simply self-refer. You do not require any kind of referral letter prior to presenting to our Warwickshire Podiatry Clinic. Please feel free to book an appointment via the link below.
ARE THERE ANY ASSOCIATED RISKS WITH WARWICKSHIRE PODIATRY TREATMENT?
Warwickshire Podiatry treatments are generally very safe. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some potential risks and side effects. Your podiatrist will discuss any potential risks, such as infection, skin irritation etc. with you before starting any treatment.
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO CARE FOR MY FEET IN-BETWEEN WARWICKSHIRE PODIATRY APPOINTMENTS?
To care for your feet at home, keep them clean and dry, moisturise regularly, wear properly fitting shoes, and if necessary perform foot stretching and strengthening to maintain flexibility and prevent injuries. If you have any concerns or foot issues, it’s best to consult with a Warwickshire Podiatrist for personalised care and advice.
You should wear shoes that fit well. Some individuals find it useful to wear shoes that provide good arch support, and extensive cushioning to help absorb shock. Conversely, some individual find a very minimalist shoe to be more comfortable. Shoes with a wide toe box can also help prevent bunions and other foot problems.
It’s our pleasure to look after a range of podiatry patients from the local areas of Henley in Arden, Stratford Upon Avon, Warwick, Solihull, Redditch, Leamington Spa, Birmingham, Wootton Wawen, Claverdon, Knowle, Dorridge, Shirley, Hatton, Lapworth, and Hockey Heath etc. We are also proud to attract professional sports men and women / athletes, and likewise patients with more chronic and complex problems from a host of major cities, further afield throughout the UK: Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Portmouth, Cambridge, Bournemouth, Oxford, London etc.
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