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What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is concerned with the internal structures of the foot and its biomechanical effects on the lower limb.  The foot is a complex structure made up of 28 bones which form two distinct bony arches connected by a range of joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles.

What we can help with

A Podiatrist can improve and relieve a number of ailments, some of the more common issues we deal with every day are listed below. If you would like a consultation, get in touch, our podiatry professionals are waiting to help you.

Alignment and biomechanics

Knee and hip pain

Insole requirements (orthotics)

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What does a Podiatrist do?

A podiatrist treats foot pain and lower limb pain in the ankle, knee, hip and sometimes the back which can be caused by an abnormal foot shape or gait abnormality.

The podiatrist assesses the biomechanics of the foot, the overall shape and integrity of the longitudinal and transverse arch.

The podiatrist corrects problems arising from the alignment and biomechanics of the foot.  A poorly aligned foot may result in increased stresses on the joints of the ankle, knee, hip and pelvis and give rise to pain in these areas too.

What can a Podiatrist do for me?

Having analysed your foot alignment, weight bearing and how you walk, insoles (orthotics) are prescribed specifically to improve the alignment and how you walk.  This is always accompanied by a specific exercise programme for you.  A misalignment in the foot will not only cause foot pain but because of the way you walk, increase the strain, possibly cause pain in the ankle, calves, knees, hips and the lower back. Podiatric Nail Surgery is also available for ingrowing toenails.

Gait Analysis

In situations where an injury is being caused by an abnormality or irregularity in your gait (how you walk and run), video analysis can be utilised. The latest motion analysis software from ‘Sports Motion’ can aid diagnosis and reveal small variations in movement that the naked eye would most likely miss – this is not the same as gait analysis that you may get in a running shop.

What treatment should I expect

The podiatrist will make an accurate diagnosis and identify the cause of your pain then provide a variety of treatment regime specifically tailored for you. Many ailments such as foot  and lower limbs joint pain can be treated with prescription insoles called orthotics which are worn in your footwear, accompanied ultrasound taping and  a specific bespoke exercise programme for you.

Advice on shoes and sports shoes

It is very important to choose the correct sport shoe which will offer the individual support that your body need, buying the wrong shoes can cause pain or relapse.

Podiatrist Bristol – Podiatry Clinic Bristol

If you are looking for a Podiatrist in Bristol then you have come to the right place, here at the House Clinics with specialise in all forms of podiatry in our Bristol Clinics.

What conditions can be treated with Podiatry?

Foot pain, Flat feet Pronating Foot [Flat fee] Supinating feet [High arches] achilles tendonitis , plantar fasciitis (pain on sole of the foot) shin splints, ankle, knee, hip pain sports injury and foot developmental concerns in children.

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Painful Feet

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Knee Pain

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Achilles Tendinitis

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Shin Splints

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Flat Feet (Pronation)

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High Arches (Supination)

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Hip Pain

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Plantar Fasciitis

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can a Podiatrist Help Me?
A podiatrist assesses and corrects problems arising from the alignment and biomechanics of the foot and lower limb.  A poorly aligned foot may result in increased stresses on the joints of the ankle, knee, hip and pelvis and give rise to pain in these areas too.  A podiatrist analyses the mechanical movement of the lower limb.  This may include examining the way you walk using video gait analysis.

The podiatrist will make an accurate diagnosis and then provide a variety of treatment regimes specifically tailored for you. Many ailments affecting the lower limbs can be treated with prescription insoles called orthotics which are worn in your footwear, accompanied by a specific exercise programme for you.

What happens at your appointment?
The podiatrist takes a full case history, examining all the lower limb and related areas.  The podiatrist will explain the diagnosis and design a treatment plan for you.  Follow-up appointments may be required in order to carry out a personalised rehabilitation programme for you to follow and to assess if an orthotic is needed.
Do you treat children?

Yes.  This is known as Podopaediatric work.

Our qualified podiatrists treat all podiatry concerns, regardless of age. Developmental concerns with children are best treated early to aid the growth of feet and joints correctly and prevent gait issues.

What is the difference between a Podiatrist and Chiropodist?

A chiropodist works externally.  A podiatrist works internally

How much treatment will I need?

Nail surgery is performed as a package, but normally following the surgery two or three follow-up appointments may be required. 

Insoles (Orthotics)

This depends on the orthotic device, but again 2/3 visits are standard.

Prices for PODIATRY SERVICES

Podiatry

Initial consultation:
£15
Initial consultation & treatment (45 mins):
£55
Follow up treatment:
£40
Biomechanical assessment & gait analysis:
£95
Verucca Cryotherapy:
£55

Orthotics

Bespoke orthotics:
£225
Semi-bespoke orthotics:
£59
 
 
 
 
 
 

Additional Podiatry Services

Digital Video Gait Analysis

In situations where an injury is being caused by an abnormality or irregularity in your gait (how you walk and run), video analysis can be utilised. The latest motion analysis software from ‘Sports Motion’ can aid diagnosis and reveal small variations in movement that the naked eye would most likely miss – this is not the same as gait analysis that you may get in a running shop.

Advice on sports shoes

It is very important to choose the correct sport shoe which will offer the individual support that your body need, buying the wrong shoes can lead to discomfort and injury.

Podopaediatric

Examination of a child’s foot

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