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Podiatry

Podiatry is a the treatment of disorders of the foot and ankle. It is the new name given to chiropody in 1993. Podiatrists are healthcare professionals. They have been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.

Podiatry includes the treatment of minor ailments, such as ingrown toenails. It can also include surgery to improve chronic conditions such as bunions or foot pain. It is used increasingly to help reduce complications associated with long term medical conditions. These medical conditions include diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease.

14 universities in the UK and Republic of Ireland offering a full time Bachelor of Science Honours degree in Podiatry / Podiactric Medicine in the UK. The course takes 3 or 4 years to complete depending on where you choose to study. The degree course involves clinical work with patients, both in academic & placement environment.

Continued growth in the demand for medical and surgical care of the foot and ankle will stem from the aging population. Useful in helping to maintain mobility in the elderly, disabled or injured. Employment is projected to grow 6% from 2018 to 2028.

Nail Surgery for ingrown toenails

I need nail surgery for my ingrown toenail  Ingrown toenails are common with 1 of 5 trips to the GP for the foot being the cause. As podiatrists we specialise in nail care and if appropriate we can treat you by offering nail surgery. Sore toes can occur for a varierty of reasons. see here. […]

Achilles tendon rupture, from rupture to rehab

What is an achilles tendon rupture? The achilles tendon is made up of many strong fibres and connects your calf muscles to your heel bone. This powerful tendon provides the power to push off in walking and running.  Did you know?The achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. Unfortunately this tendon can partially […]

In pain when I exercise, which clinician should I see?

I am unsure which clinician I should see for my pain, an MSK podiatrist or a physiotherapist. How do you manage appointments at Zest? At Zest Podiatry & Physio we have podiatrists and a physio that can treat you. Our podiatrists focus on the lower limb (knee down) and our physio focuses on the knees […]

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