Chiropody in Barnsley
Chiropody (also known as podiatry) is the diagnosis and treatment by chiropodists (or podiatrists) of diseases and other disorders of the feet. Chiropodists are highly skilled health professionals who specialise in assessing, diagnosing and treating abnormalities and disease of the feet and lower limbs. They also prevent and correct these disorders, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain, treat infections and provide advice on correct foot care to patients.
At Western House Consulting Rooms in Barnsley our chiropodist provides treatment or advice on:
- Toenail problems, such as thickened, fungal or ingrown toenails
- Corns and calluses (hard skin)
- Athelete’s foot
- Dry and cracked heels
- Flat feet
- Bacterial infections
- Diabetes (foot related)
- Smelly/sweaty feet
- Long term management of chronic foot conditions
You may want to see a chiropodist for advice and treatment if you have painful feet, thickened or discoloured toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as warts, scaling or peeling on the soles, or any other foot related problem.
Chiropodists also deliver foot health care education to vulnerable groups, such as the elderly and those with special needs while working closely with medical practitioners i.e. orthopaedic specialists and GP’s.
Even if your feet are generally in good condition you might consider having a single session of chiropody at Western House in Barnsley to have the hard skin on your feet removed and toenails clipped or just to check that you’re looking after your feet properly.