Podiatry involves the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the foot, ankle, and lower limb.
Our feet can have a huge impact on our health and movement. High or low arches in the feet, differences in leg length or injuries from sports can all cause problems throughout the body. In some cases, we adapt to these differences with no problems, but they can cause pain and injury as the body is forced to adapt.
Our expert podiatrists check for abnormalities and possible causes of pain in the foot, ankle, knee.
They use a range of diagnostic tests such as gait analysis to analyse your movement and function, making recommendations for treatments such as customised orthotics, trainer/footwear advice and, where appropriate, a structured training or rehabilitation programme.
Patients often see a podiatrist to help with their sports including running, football, skiing and rugby.
The podiatry team works with our other specialists to analyse a variety of orthopaedic conditions and design a personalised treatment plan for each patient.
You will normally be referred to a podiatrist by one of our orthopaedic surgeons. Patients can also self-refer.