Podiatry & Chiropody

Podiatry & Chiropody in Edinburgh

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The aim of podiatry treatment is to improve and manage foot health. It is also to assess and diagnose any foot pain disorders, which may create pain locally and further up the body i.e.: plantar fasciitis, bunions, Morton’s neuroma, Achilles tendinopathy, knee pain, hip pain, back pain and biomechanical problems.
Here at Active Health, podiatry treatments are aimed to prevent a problem getting worse. Our Podiatrist is qualified to assess your biomechanics and prescribe orthotics to treat a specific disease or disorder and treat problems that affect the feet and lower limbs (including corns, calluses and verrucae). Our Podiatrist (also known as a chiropodist) at our Edinburgh based clinic is able to help make positive changes to your foot support, movements and health to alleviate pain and they are also skilled in removing thickened skin and to advise you on the cause and how to reduce it yourself. They may also provide padding or taping to reduce the pressure and pain.

If you have diabetes and are at increased risk of developing an ulcer, you should be regularly assessed by a podiatrist to check blood supply to your feet and to test for any indication of reduced sensation. It is vital to keep your feet healthy, as diabetics are 15 times more at risk of having a limb amputation.

Although there is no known cure for osteoarthritis, our podiatrist/chiropodist may also be able to reduce the pressure and thereby reduce the pain in your feet and make this condition less debilitating.

Along with all the physical treatments that the podiatrist can perform, they will also advise what footwear is appropriate, exercises if required, how to keep your feet healthy at home and they can also do a biomechanical assessment with the use of a gaitscanner plate that you walk over. This aids the assessment to ensure your orthotics (inserts for your shoes) are specific to you and can be custom made or off the shelf.

Podiatry treatment and assessments are available for children and adults. It’s never too late or too early to start caring for your feet so why not book in with our podiatrist at Active Health and see how they can help you.

Types of Podiatry Treatments

New Patient Routine Assessment / Routine Podiatry Appointment

During your first appointment you will undergo an assessment of your feet and general medical conditions. You will also receive a podiatric treatment as appropriate to your condition and needs. This can include toenail cutting, callus (dead skin) and corn reduction and verrucae treatment depending on your individual needs.

Musculoskeletal Injury

Foot pain? A deep ache? Suffering from a foot injury? This appointment will assess your problem and provide treatment, exercises and advice as appropriate to your condition.

Biomechanical Assessment

Having problems when you walk with your feet, knees, hips or back? If so, then a biomechanical assessment may be able to help you. Our podiatrist will use a Gaitscanner to assess your foot biomechanics while you walk and stand on the plate. If required, then prescription insoles (known as orthotics) will be advised. These would carry an additional charge and your options would be discussed with you to help you find the best solution for your needs. Temporary insoles will be issued during the appointment if the podiatrist feels it is necessary.

Nail Cut

After an initial assessment and if there are no medical or podiatric risk factors, you may book in for a simple nail cut. This will include your nails cut, cleaned and filed. Please check with your podiatrist if this is appropriate for you before booking.

Verrucae Treatments

£12 – £27
After an initial assessment and treatment, the follow up appointment price will depend on requirement and will be discussed at your initial assessment with your Podiatrist.

*Please note children MUST be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian during treatment. Treatment will be refused without parental consent in place.