What is Podiatry?

Podiatry (“podo” from the Greek meaning foot and “iatros” meaning doctor) is the branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of disorders of the foot, ankle and associated structures.

Formally known as chiropodists, podiatrists are lower limb specialists, able to carry out routine treatments, administer local anaesthetics, perform foot surgery, prescribe medications and conduct bio-mechanical assessments (the study of the human walking cycle).

Common treatments by podiatrists include:

  • Corns
  • Verrucae
  • Athletes Foot
  • Hard Skin
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Fungal infected Nails
  • Heel Pain
  • Arch Pain
  • Achilles Tendon Injuries
  • Bunions
  • Shin Pain
  • Knee pain
  • Leg Length differences
  • Postural Lower Back Pain

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