Book a consultation with the Red Roof Clinic Chiropodist Lincoln, Lincolnshire Arrange a callback from Red Roof Chiropody Lincoln, Lincolnshire Ask the Red Roof Chiropodist in Lincolnshire a question

Podiatry/Chiropody

What do we do?

Red Roof Chiropodist page image

Podiatrists (previously call chiropodists) assess, diagnose and treat abnormalities and diseases of the lower limb, as well as providing routine foot care. They give professional advice on the prevention of foot problems and on proper care of the feet. Patients suffering from Diabetes are especially at risk from foot related problems and are advised to seek professional advice to prevent long term damage.

Podiatrists are well suited to assessing musculoskeletal conditions such as ankle, knee, hip and back pain as these may be due to poor foot positions (Biomechanics). This is often in conjunction with other specialists.

Patients can be of all ages from infants to the elderly.

How do I know if my podiatrist is qualified?

Podiatry and chiropody are protected titles in law and only those who are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) are legally entitled to use them. This offers greater protection to the public with the assurance that practitioners have met the standards set by the HCPC, such as assessing patients’ feet and explaining a diagnosis before the commencement of any treatment; have continually maintained their knowledge through Continual Professional Development and able to practice lawfully, safely and effectively.

All practitioners at the clinic are trained to diploma/degree level, HCPC registered and members of the country’s leading professional body, the College of Podiatry.

“Podiatrists are highly skilled health professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections”. (Society of Chiropodist & Podiatrist 2009).

Our practitioners

Angela Riggall BSc (Hons) Podiatric Medicine MChS and HCPC CH17201

Rowena Hardgrave BSc (Hons) Podiatry MChS and HCPC CH34290

Do I need a referral from my GP?

No, it is not necessary for your GP to refer you to the clinic, although they may suggest you seek treatment from a chiropodist/podiatrist if you have a problem with your feet.

What can we treat?

We can provide treatment for the whole family, and give advice on a wide variety of conditions:-

Athletes Foot and Fungal nails


Arthritic Feet

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Boney Deformities

  • Bunions / exostoses / Haglunds deformity / hammer toes

Childrens Feet (podopaediatrics)

  • Flat feet
  • Growing pains
  • In-toeing
  • Out-toeing
  • Knocked knees
  • Severs Disease

Diabetes foot care

  • Annual foot checks
  • Routine foot care

Forefoot Pain

  • Callus and corns
  • Capsulitis / interdigital neuritis / metatarsalgia

Heel Pain

  • Bruising
  • Calcaneal bursitis
  • Fractures
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tendonitis

Nails

  • Discoloured
  • Ingrowing or involuted nails with or without local anaesthetic
  • Nail surgery to permanently remove part or all of a problem nail and prevent regrowth by phenolisation 
  • Misshapen
  • Thickened
  • Normal nails that need regular cutting

Sports Injuries

  • Ankle sprains
  • Foot pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Toe injuries including nail problems

Verrucae

  • Verrucae are a skin virus which has no cure!  Treatment is designed to disrupt the virus within the skin and can be achieved by using acids, Cryotherapy and for those with multiple lesions, needling to stimulate antibodies under local anaesthetic.
    • Children with non-painful verrucae should not be treated as they may not develop any resistance to the virus, however, if they are painful, please ask for advice before resorting to the readily available treatment from the High Street.

Contact details

Appointments
Tel: 01522 722595
Email:
info@redroofclinic.co.uk

Book a consultation with the Red Roof Clinic Chiropodist Lincoln, Lincolnshire Arrange a callback from Red Roof Chiropody Lincoln, Lincolnshire Ask the Red Roof Chiropodist in Lincolnshire a question