What is Podiatry?
Our podiatry clinic offers treatment for nail and skin complaints, foot and joint pain, as well as alleviating the symptoms of more systemic disorders such as diabetes.
Podiatry (also known as chiropody) is the field of health-care that specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower limb in general.
When the foot hits the ground, forces impact on the foot not only from the ground but also from our bodies. The foot’s main job is to absorb these forces and still provide the ability for us to walk on two legs smoothly and efficiently.
Joints, muscles, bones and most commonly, skin can suffer from the over use or sudden misuse of our feet.
Podiatrists will look at the interaction of lower limb joints both in motion and non-motion. This is known as Biomechanics (Gait Analysis).
Biomechanics is study of the movement of the bones and muscles and how they affect our walking, running and standing posture.
Podiatry also encompasses systemic disorders that affect the feet. Diabetes, arthritic and rheumatological conditions, circulatory, nervous and musculoskeletal disorders are all taken into account when necessary.
What do Podiatrists treat?
Podiatrists and Foot Health Professionals can help manage a variety of conditions, including:
– Bunions, Hammer toes/clawed toes
– Fungal infections of the toenail/ Athlete’s foot
– Verrucae, including Verruca Needling
– Plantar fasciitis
– Arthritic pain in the foot
– Flat feet (pes planus)
– Lower back, Hip, Knee and Ankle pain
– The Diabetic foot, including Free Diabetic Foot Checks
– Foot pain
– Sports Injuries
Therapists at Ashlins
You can learn more about Tim and Kibri on their website, archesfootclinic.com
How much does Podiatry cost?
Prices for foot care at Ashlins start at £40 for a consultation and initial treatment. Please see our pricelist for full details.
To book an appointment, call 020 8520 5268.