Chiropody & Podiatry Treatment
What’s the difference between a Podiatrist and a Chiropodist?
There’s no difference between a podiatrist and chiropodist, but podiatrist is a more modern name.
How can a Podiatrist help?
Podiatrists may give you advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear. They may also help treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems such as:
- toenail problems (thickened, fungal, discoloured)
- calluses (hard skin)
- athletes foot
- smelly feet
- dry and cracked heels
- injuries (sports related, plantar fasciitis, heel pain)
Even though your feet may be in generally good condition, you might consider having an annual single session with your Podiatrist to check that you are looking after your feet properly.
What happens at the consultation?
At your first consultation, the Podiatrist will take a full medical history and will assess your feet (ie the shape of your foot, skin condition and texture, skin colour, temperature). Advice on footwear may be discussed.
The Podiatrist will discuss your concerns with you and any concerns which may arise during the consultation; the Podiatrist may 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 initial session is usually completely painless (even pleasant) and takes 30 to 45 minutes. Any further follow-up sessions, thereafter, will usually take approximately 30 minutes.
Tania offers a home visit (Chiropody only service) for those who are unable to attend the clinic within a 3 mile radius of Guiseley. Naturally, the full resources available at the clinic cannot be offered on a house call, but is still carried out in a very experienced and well equipped approach. Home Visits are charged at a higher price. For further information please contact Tania.