Can I get Podiatry on the NHS?

Podiatry. Podiatry may be available on the NHS free of charge, although this depends on your local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). If you do not qualify for NHS treatment, you will need to arrange private treatment.

What is difference between chiropodist and podiatrist?

The answer is that there is no difference, the 2 words are used interchangeably to describe the same thing… Essentially both a chiropodist and podiatrist are a foot doctor which both look at foot problems and care for foot health.

What foot conditions need to be referred to the podiatrist?

What does a podiatrist do?

  • toenail problems, such as thickened toenails, fungal nail infections or ingrown toenails.
  • corns and calluses.
  • verrucas.
  • athlete’s foot.
  • smelly feet.
  • dry and cracked heels.
  • flat feet.
  • bunions.

What can a chiropodist do for bunions?

Most commonly, treatment aims to relieve pain, for example using orthotics (insoles), padding, splints or joint mobilisation. If the bunion is very large or painful, surgery may be opted for.

Can you get free chiropody on the NHS?

Podiatrists (chiropodists) Podiatry (chiropody) might be available on the NHS for free, although this depends on your local health board. Each case is assessed on an individual basis, and whether you get free treatment depends on how serious your condition is and your risk factor.

What treatments do Chiropodists offer?

Chiropodists/Podiatrists treat:

  • Removal of corns and calluses.
  • Treatment of verrucas.
  • Nail surgery (e.g. ingrown toenails)
  • Treatment of athlete’s foot and nail infections.
  • Diabetes can inhibit the circulation and dull sensations in the feet, reducing awareness of pain and injury and possibly leading to ulceration.

How often should you visit a chiropodist?

It’s crucial to have your feet examined by your podiatrist at least once per year. If you experienced a loss of sensation in your feet or you suffered from foot ulcers in the past, you should see your podiatrist every three to six months.