Podiatrist Glasgow – What is a podiatrist?

Podiatrist Glasgow
Podiatrist Glasgow: Welcome to The Foot and Leg Clinic Podiatry Glasgow. We specialise in the treatment of all types of feet conditions. Your Feet are complex all-in-one stabilisers, shock absorbers and propulsion engines that are instrumental to overall health and well-being.

Your feet require expert care. That’s where the Foot and Leg Podiatry Clinic come in.

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 Glasgow 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 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 provide foot treatment Glasgow wide; this involves relieving pain, treating infections and keeping you mobile and active.

Podiatrist Glasgow
If you do experience any changes in your lower limbs a podiatrist should be your first port of call. In our clinic, 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 the patients choose this treatment every time they book an appointment.

Common conditions we treat are:

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 a podiatrist Glasgow City Centre?

At your first appointment with your podiatrist Glasgow City Centre, they 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 will last approximately 30 minutes. During this time your podiatrist will be more than happy to answer any queries or concerns you may have and you will be given lots of advice about your condition.
  • After the assessment, your podiatrist will give you expert advice. We establish the problem that has brought the patient to us.
  • Following this an assessment is made of the foot’s general condition, this may involve testing joint movement and checking pulses. (An evaluation of all footwear will also be helpful at this stage).
  • We will discuss the nature of the problem and along with the patient agree to a treatment regime.

Your podiatrist Glasgow can provide various types of insoles whether it’s for everyday footwear, a running shoe or a golf shoe. Should you require a custom-made insole be required your podiatrist will take a Plaster of Paris impression (cast) of your feet. This then gets sent off to a laboratory to be manufactured according to your individual needs.

Anyone can benefit from podiatrist treatment. It is important to have your foot health checked regularly by a private podiatrist Glasgow based. We recommend at least once a year for those with fighting fit feet! However many of patients choose to come back more frequently to ensure their feet are the best they can be. If your feet are painful or uncomfortable, if you find self-care difficult or if you are high risk (diabetics, rheumatoid conditions, anyone with poor circulation and sensation), your Podiatrist can advise when your next treatment should be to keep on top of things.

Why do I need an orthotics assessment?

An orthotics Glasgow assessment is necessary to enable the podiatrist to obtain a complete history of your general health and your foot problems. The assessment process enables us to target our services towards people who are considered to be at high risk because they have a medical condition that affects their feet.

For example, those who have:

  • Diabetes
  • Rheumatoid (not Osteo) Arthritis
  • Poor Circulation
  • Loss of feeling in the feet

Any personal information about you is kept confidential at all times and is only shared with any other health professional when necessary to support your care and treatment (with your approval). If we want to use your information for any other purpose, with the exception of when the law requires us to do so, we will discuss this with you and obtain your consent.

Please contact the foot orthotics Glasgow clinic if you:

  • require further information;
  • require this leaflet in a different format;
  • cannot attend your appointment;
  • are disabled; for detailed information on parking and how to access our podiatry clinic.
General foot care advice from your podiatrist Glasgow
  • Keep your feet clean by washing them every day
  • Dry your feet thoroughly after washing them
  • Trim your toenails regularly using proper nail clippers
  • Change your socks daily to keep your feet fresh
  • Wear flipflops in public areas such as showers and swimming pool

If you have a problem, big or small, please contact us to speak to a podiatrist Glasgow based today.