Podiatrists are highly trained health professionals specialising in assessment and treatment of the lower limb & foot pathologies. Podiatrists are independent professionals who are able to adapt to working in a variety of clinical environments both within the National Health Service and the private sector. Podiatry in Sheffield and nationwide continues to be a developing progressive profession enhancing patient mobility and quality of life. Once again, a protected title and online checks can be done via https://www.hcpc-uk.org/check-the-register/
Because many diseases are often first observed by symptoms in the feet, a Chiropodist/Podiatrist is frequently called upon to point out such disorders as diabetes mellitus, arthritis, and circulatory problems. With increasing numbers of people taking part in exercise, many Podiatrists now practice sports medicine, such as the fitting of foot supports, called orthotics.
Many patients can be embarrassed about their feet and in particular, some of the problems they are suffering. We see many foot problems – it is what we do. There is no need to be embarrassed at all. Routine Chiropody treatment includes such things as nails cut and filed, corns/hard skin removed and advice about ongoing foot care. Some problems are inherited, and some develop from illnesses in middle age, or from the pressure of ill-fitting shoes. Podiatry in Sheffield can be used to treat a whole range of problems from bunions / toe deformities to diabetic foot problems, and heel pain to weak arches.