chiropodist treatment

There is no difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist. The term chiropodist has been traditionally used in the UK, whereas podiatrist is recognised and used more internationally. Increasingly, chiropodists in the UK are being referred to as podiatrists and many people in the profession refer to themselves as both.

Some common foot problems dealt with by a chiropodist/podiatrist are:

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Bunions and toe deformities
  • Callus and corns
  • Cracked heels
  • Fungal nail infections
  • Heel pain
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Sweaty feet
  • Verrucae
  • Diabetic footcare

Some more specialised treatments include:

  • Biomechanical Assessment
  • Customer made orthotics
  • Gait Analysis

Our podiatrist Bal Heer is also skilled in biomechanical assessment and the supply of custom made orthotics, which can be of especial benefit to sports men and women. Most people have some form of foot fault but may not realise it until symptoms appear. The onset of pain may not even be from your feet – pain in the knees, hips and lower back can often stem from a foot problem. Orthotics in children help to correct and prevent further mechanical problems eg knee, hip and lower back pain. Bal works closely with all our osteopaths and sports injuries therapists to help correct these problems.

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