Chiropody and Podiatry Durham

Chiropody and Podiatry Durham from NIHP Durham

By: NIHP Durham  12/06/2010
Keywords: podiatry, Chiropody

The Podiatrists at The Northern Integrative Health Practice in Sacriston, Durham offer advice about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of disorders of the lower limbs, particularly the feet. The Podiatrists/Chiropodists offer advice about basic foot hygiene and treat ailments such as corns, calluses, nail conditions, infections, verrucae, hammer toes heel and arch pain and specialise in the management of more complex structural and functional foot disorders.

How can it help?
Podiatry/Chiropody at The NIHP Sacriston Practice, Durham gives you specialist foot care whether you are an adult or child. It also addresses pain in the legs, knees, hips and back and looks into the way your feet function when you stand and walk. Your feet bear the weight of your body, day in and day out. They are incased in shoes for hours on end and carry you around an average of 2,000 footsteps every day. Their condition affects your overall comfort and your mood, which is why we believe it is important to take care of them.

What does a typical session involve?
During an initial visit with a Podiatrist you will be required to provide information regarding your medical history and if applicable any medication. The Podiatrist will thoroughly examine your feet, looking at their overall condition making note of circulation, nerve supply, strength, flexibility and alignment.

Advice will be given regarding any problems you may have with your feet and the necessary treatment will be performed. This may involve the reduction of corns and calluses, managing nail disorders and infections, removing verrucae or assisting you with more complex foot problems. The Podiatrist will also be interested in your choice of footwear and may in some instances advise you to have a Biomechanical Assessment to see if Orthotics (specialized insoles) are required.

Keywords: Chiropody, podiatry