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What is Chiropody / Foot Care?

Chiropody is the assessment, treatment and management of disorders related to one's foot.

A Chiropodist treats individuals of all ages with any given activity level. In addition, they also offer general and preventive foot care for a wide range of conditions, from skin infections to painful bones or joints.

Who all need foot care?

Pediatrics

  • In-toeing, out-toeing gait
  • Fatigue in legs
  • Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
  • Reduce pain, slow development of foot complications

Seniors/Geriatrics

  • Corns and calluses
  • Nail care

Athletes

  • Prevention and treatment of repetitive strain injuries

Diabetic people

  • Risk assessments
  • Foot care
  • Wound prevention and treatment

Post-trauma

  • Rehabilitation from injuries
  • Support of damaged joints

People with painful feet

  • Heel pain
  • Arch pain
  • Fallen arches

What conditions are addressed by a Chiropodist?

  • Thickened toenails
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Fungal nail or foot skin conditions
  • Foot, ankle, knee, hip, or back pain
  • Corns and calluses
  • Plantar warts
  • Diabetic wound care
  • Arthritic foot care
  • Bunions and other toe deformities
  • Dry and cracked skin
  • Congenital foot deformities
  • Neuromas and peripheral neuropathies
  • Sports injury and repetitive strain injuries

What can my treatment involve?

  • Footwear advice
  • Customized footwear, orthotics, and ankle braces
  • Therapeutic modalities – ultrasound, tens, stretching, strengthening, heat/cold
  • Steroid injection or oral medications
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Hands-on care; nail and skin management
  • Offloading measures to prevent calluses/wounds and promote healing.

DO I NEED A REFERRAL?

The answer is NO!

The referral from your physician is not always necessary as case-based concerns can be addressed by a physiotherapist. However, it is advised to check with your insurance provider to confirm if they require a referral for reimbursement. For any health related questions, book a free consultation with our professionals.