Chiropody and Foot Care
Chiropody deals with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities related to feet and limbs. Feet are the most ignored parts in the body and no proper care is taken. There are many foot disorders that are treated by a chiropodist or podiatrist. Chiropodists employ therapeutic; orthotics or palliative means to treat their patients. They also help in preventing foot disorders among vulnerable people like diabetics and arthritis patients.
- Chiropody can help resolve the following:
- Sports injuries
- Smelly feet
- Fungal or ingrown toenails
- Dry and cracked heels
- Plantar Warts
How to prepare for a chiropody session?
Make a list of your symptoms so that you can easily communicate your problem to the therapist. Carry your medications, if any, and also all your medical reports. If you are facing trouble while walking or exercising while wearing a particular pair of shoes, then carry them with you so that the therapist can have a look at them. There are also things that you are not supposed to do before you visit a chiropody clinic. Make sure you have nails so that the therapist can have a sample to test. Do not shave or pedicure your legs. Painting the nails may not help with the right diagnosis.
Wear comfortable clothes which can give easy access to your feet and calves.
What to expect at the foot clinic?
Chiropody treatment can be a little uncomfortable but it isn’t painful. Your therapist will warn you about every kind of possibility. However, the discomfort doesn’t last long. The chiropodist will assess your foot and tell you about the available treatment options. Suggestions will also be given to prevent the same problems from reoccurring.
What are the chiropody techniques used?
- Sterile blades are used to remove corns, which is a painless procedure. After the treatment, a gel is applied for moisturisation.
- Ingrown toenails are removed after administering a local anaesthesia. This can be painful if the anaesthesia doesn’t work properly on the patient.
- To remove fungus in the nails, a laser treatment is used.
What to do after a session?
After chiropody treatment, it is important to take good care of your foot to avoid further complications. Keep your feet clean and dry at all times. Moisturize them regularly. Avoid wearing heels frequently.
Chiropody treatment fixes/ reduce all problems related to your feet. If your problem was related to walking or exercise, then you can get back to a normal lifestyle almost immediately after the treatment.
Contact us today to make your make an appointment with our chiropodist at our foot clinic.