Podiatry is a branch of medicine dedicated to the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and study of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower limb. Practitioners are known as Podiatrists and can specialise in surgery, sports injuries, biomechanics, geriatrics, diabetes and rheumatology.
There is no difference. There is however a perception that a Chiropodist specialises in the diagnosis and treatment of common foot problems such as problematic nails, corns, callus and verruca; whilst a Podiatrist manages more complex conditions using advanced therapies.
Chesterfield Foot Clinic offers a wide range of services for all your foot health needs. We treat all common foot problems affecting the toenails and skin. We also offer advanced musculoskeletal and biomechanical services for chronic pain, sports injuries and abnormal biomechanics affecting the foot, ankle and lower limb. Below is a list of some of the conditions we treat:
Problematic or painful toenails
Hard skin, corns and callus
Fungal skin infections (tinea pedis, also known as athletes foot)
Yes. Our Premier Footcare service is for you. We will trim, file and reduce the thickness of your nails if required and remove any hard skin, callus or corns to ensure your feet are comfortable and you can stay active.
Yes. Chesterfield Foot Clinic specialises in heel pain, particularly plantar fasciitis. We offer corticosteroid injections for hard to treat heel pain providing it is part of a treatment package and indicated.
Sadly, people with diabetes have a much greater risk of developing problems with their feet. Over time raised blood sugar levels can damage the nerves and blood supply to your feet. It is essential that you get your feet checked at least once a year.
Chesterfield Foot Clinic is located on the first floor of a multidisciplinary practice up one flight of stairs. We will offer home visits if you are unable to access the clinic. If a treatment is not deemed safe for a home environment we will recommend a public or private service provider at no extra cost.
Yes. All Podiatrists working at Chesterfield Foot Clinic are registered with The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Therefore they are automatically recognised by Westfield Health and Simplyhealth.
Painful feet and ankles can affect your daily quality of life and employment. Chesterfield Foot Clinic prides itself on diagnosing painful foot conditions that may be long standing or new. Conditions often found during this assessment include plantar fasciitis, capsulitis, sesamoiditis and Morton's neuroma.
The way that your foot, ankle, and lower limb interacts with the ground can result in foot, ankle, knee, lower leg, hip and back pain particularly if you have a leg length difference, flat feet or high arched feet. This can result in pain and discomfort when walking, running or playing sport. This consultation is designed to diagnose your problem through the physical assessment of your lower limb joints, muscles and nerves. We use state-of-the-art video gait analysis to assess how your foot interacts with the ground. Treatment, and rehabilitation, will then be initiated following a discussion with you.
A foot orthotic is a device worn inside your shoe. Pain and symptoms involving your feet, ankles, lower legs, knees or back can often be improved by orthotics. Here at Chesterfield Foot Clinic we believe only custom orthotics, manufactured bespoke to your foot shape, can provide you with the mechanical control that you need to relieve your pain and symptoms. Just like glasses, orthotics are prescribed. The prescription will be based on your assessment, your diagnoses and the clinical expertise of your Podiatrist. An impression of your foot will be taken to ensure a custom fit.
Corticosteroids are synthetic hormones that have powerful anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive properties. If conservative methods fail to resolve your symptoms or if degenerative joint disease is present these can be used as part of a treatment package to help manage or reduce your symptoms. These can be particularly effective for neuromas, plantar fasciitis and forefoot pain.
Some skin lesions such as neurovascular corns are too painful to treat without the use local anaesthetic to numb the area. This treatment will ensure your comfort and allow skin lesions to be reduced to provide longer lasting pain relief between visits.
Caused by a virus, verrucae are extremely common and can be difficult to treat. Often lasting years, verrucae often fail to respond to simple conservative treatment methods and can be painful. Verrucae Dry Needling involves local anaesthetic to numb the foot. This specialist technique is designed to stimulate your immune system into fighting the verrucae virus. More than one treatment may be needed.
Nail surgery is the removal of all of the toenail or part of the toenail. A local anaesthetic is used so that you do not feel pain during the procedure. After the removal of the nail, a chemical may be applied to the exposed nail bed to prevent re-growth by destroying the nail cells.
Some conditions, such as posterior tibial tendon dysfunction result in a painful flexible flat foot which involves the ankle. A Custom Ankle-Foot Orthosis is designed to provide support to the foot and ankle to reduce pain, prevent further deformity and increase mobility. Chesterfield Foot Clinic specialises in Custom Ankle-Foot Orthosis for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and ankle instability.
Chesterfield Foot Clinic Ltd. Company Number: 10878689. Registered in England and Wales. Registered address: 20-22 Wenlock Road, London, England, N1 7GU.
This is to ensure that experience using the website is the best possible.
You can find out more about the cookies we use by reading our cookie declaration.
What are cookies? Cookies are small files stored in your web browser to help the website interact with you. Without cookies, every time you visit a new page the website thinks you are a new visitor. This would mean for example shopping baskets would empty each time you clicked onto a new page. If you would like to read more about cookies , Wikipedia has a detailed article.
What if I do not want cookies stored on my browser? You can block cookies via your web browser. You can find out specific instructions for your browser via Google. Please note though we provide no guarantee against unexpected results should you choose to block cookies on this website.
What cookies do you store on my browser? Details of the cookies we use on this site are listed below:
CookieMessage - This records the answer you gave regarding accepting our cookies. Without this the cookie notification would pop up every time you went to a new page
PHPSESSID - Allows the website to function correctly such as retaining a shopping basket
Occasionally the way third-party add-ons store cookies change. Because of this the list above may not always contain an exhaustive list of the cookies which are saved. We do regularly audit the cookies stored as a result of visiting our website.