Podiatry Services in Cardiff

Cardiff Podiatry / Podiatrist

Podiatry is an area of medicine that’s specialised and involves caring for feet and treating foot and lower limb problems.

The Feetness Centres offers the following Podiatry appointments

Initial Consultation and Foot Health Check
Initial Consultation and Diabetic Foot Health Check
Biomechanical Assessment
Gait Analysis
General Podiatry Treatment
Podiatry Plus Treatment (see other therapies page)

All podiatrists aim to promote mobility and quality of life in their patients by looking after their feet. They’re specially trained to resolve common foot problems by providing not only treatment but also sound advice on how to look after feet and on the most suitable types of footwear. They can treat and relieve, if not cure, most common foot problems including:

• toenail abnormalities such as thickened toenails,
• fungal infections,
• corns/calluses,
• verrucas,
• athlete’s foot,
• foot odour,
• dry skin,
• cracked heels,
• flat feet,
• bunions.

Podiatrists can help in many different ways with the above and much more. Patients can seek advice and treatment for with any kind of foot pain, thickened and/or discoloured toenails, perpetual cracks or cuts in the skin, or other skin conditions such as scaly/peeling skin or abnormal growths such as warts.

In addition to treating foot problems, biomechanical issues can also be resolved, correcting the way we walk and move, with the supply orthotics, which are specially made insoles to be worn inside shoes. They can also supply padding and arch supports if suffering heel or arch pain. A patient’s gait can be analysed to determine how each foot strikes the floor when walking. By using a specially made orthotic or insert in shoes, feet will be realigned to resolve any biomechanical issues, such as foot pain, joint pain and even back pain.

Benefits of a podiatrist

Everyone can benefit from seeing a podiatrist, even if feet are not causing any problems. Indeed, a 30-60 minute session with a podiatry expert can remove any unwanted hard skin, check and cut toenails (which can be an increasingly difficult task with age) and get advice about the right footwear. If any problems are picked up during an appointment, these can often be treated on the spot. If everything seems fine, a regular foot checkup can be worthwhile to ensure all’s well to maximise their long-term health. After all, feet are critical for a mobile life, so looking after them is investing in the future.