Feet are complex anatomical structures, all-in-one stabilisers, shock absorbers and propulsion engines that are instrumental to overall health and well-being. They require expert care. That’s where the Foot and Leg Podiatry Clinic come in.
With our Podiatry Clinic staff and equipment, we are quite simply, setting the standard for podiatry care in Scotland.
We want you to relax in a comfortable environment whilst our Podiatrist takes good care of your podiatry needs.
You may be wondering what a podiatrist actually is?
A podiatrist is a degree trained professional that specialises in the lower limb. They have been trained to diagnose, treat and provide rehabilitation for abnormalities in the feet and legs. A podiatrist is also the same as a chiropodist, although that is the ‘old-fashioned’ name for the profession! At the Hampden Foot and Leg Clinic we see patients with a number of conditions from the common Verrucae and Ingrown Toenail to biomechanical abnormalities. We are suitably trained to relieve pain, treat infections and keep you mobile and active.
If you do experience any changes in your lower limbs a podiatrist should be your first port of call. In our clinic inside the renowned Hampden Stadium we have the facilities to treat many different foot problems, however many of patients attend because they do not like their own feet! Often our patients would like a professional to trim their toenails and remove their hard skin to make them feel better about their foot health. For some of our female patients they choose our Medical Pedicure treatment to ensure their toes are looking their best, it may be for a holiday or a special occasion, however some of patients choose this treatment every time they book an appointment.
Common Conditions We Treat
Basic foot and nail care
Corns and calluses
Dry, cracked skin
Fungal nail infection
Ingrown toe nail
Diabetic foot care
The Foot and Leg Clinic podiatrists are regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This means that they have undertaken and passed a full-time degree and met with stringent entrance criteria set by the HCPC so you can rest assured that you are in safe hands!
What to expect on your first visit to the Podiatry Clinic?
At your first appointment, your podiatrist will perform an initial assessment taking a medical history and then asking about your podiatric condition. A physical assessment will then be undertaken to determine the clinical diagnosis of your problem which will be explained to you by your clinician. This will probably involve removing your socks and shoes!
The initial consultation lasts approximately half an hour. During this time your podiatrist will be more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have and you will be given lots of advice about your condition.
Following the assessment your podiatrist may deem it necessary to provide you with an insole or orthotic. Insoles and orthotics are foot supports that are placed in the shoes to help improve foot function and to alleviate symptoms. There are a wide variety of insoles and orthotics available ranging from off the shelf insoles to custom-made orthotics. The type of insole that you require depends entirely on your specific needs which will be determined by your podiatrist.
Your podiatrist can provide various types of insoles whether it’s for everyday footwear, a running shoe or a golf shoe. Should a custom made insole be required your podiatrist will take a impression (cast) of your feet. This then gets sent off to a laboratory to be manufactured according to your individual needs. The orthotics can be made available within a week if necessary and your podiatrist will ask you to return for a follow-up appointment in order to allow the insoles to be fitted correctly as well as providing you with any relevant advice and information. Sometimes one or more adjustments need to be made to the orthotics to improve their efficiency, improve their comfort or improve fit. Your podiatrist will then suggest that you make a follow-up appointment to allow for this if required.