Podiatry

Please click one of the links below for more information on our podiatry service:

 

What is the service?

What will happen when you arrive?

Decisions on treatment

Treatment and providing treatment

What to wear and bring with you

Missed appointments

Who should you contact?

 

What is the service?

Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis, advice and treatment of conditions affecting the foot and lower leg.


We offer help, treatment and advice to patients with foot problems. All patients are initially assessed by a Podiatrist, all of whom are registered with the Health Professions Council.


Your first appointment allows us to assess your foot problems and discuss the treatment options we are able to offer you.

 

What will happen when you arrive?

When you arrive for your appointment we will need to record your personal details, e.g. your home address, medical history, including a list of medication you are currently being prescribed.


You will then be asked to describe your foot problems before we examine your shoes, legs, feet and assess your circulation/sensation. It may be necessary to carry out further investigations at a later stage.


Your appointment will last approximately 40 minutes.

 

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Decisions on treatment

Podiatry Services are offered to those with the greatest need.


Treatment will depend on your individual Podiatric needs (which may change over time) and any medical condition you may have. This is why we aim to gather as much information about you as possible at your first appointment.


Treatment may involve a short course of appointments to deal with a specific problem, after which you will be discharged from the service. Alternatively, you may attend over a longer period of time for the monitoring of foot problems due to a medical condition, eg diabetes. 

 

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Treatment and Treatment Plan

Following a foot assessment a treatment plan will be designed to address your foot problems. If further visits are required you may be referred to a podiatry assistant or back to your doctor depending on your treatment plan.


You will receive treatment at your assessment appointment. If the Podiatrist is unable to complete all of your treatment at this initial visit, it may be necessary to arrange a further appointment to complete this.


The appointment system will be explained and a card given to you to record your future appointments.

If there is a need for any future appointments you will be asked how the problem feels and your comments will be recorded.


 

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What to wear and bring with you

  • Please wear your everyday shoes, as we may need to look at your footwear to help us in our diagnosis.
     
  • As we will be examining your legs it is helpful if you wear loose fitting trousers/skirt.
     
  • Please wash your feet on the day of your appointment, but do not apply cream, talcum powder or nail varnish.
     
  • Please remember to bring with you a list of any tablets or other medication you are currently being prescribed.

 

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Missed Appointments 

It is very important to inform us if you are unable to attend an appointment as our service is very busy and your allocated time could be given to another patient.


If you fail to attend without notifying us and fail to contact us within one month of this initial appointment, you will automatically be discharged from the service.


If you are accepted into the service for a course of treatment and fail to attend on two consecutive occasions without informing us, you will be automatically discharged from the service.


If you are accepted into the service as a patient you must make an appointment within a year of your last treatment date or you will be discharged from the Podiatry Service and will need to be re-referred through your GP.

 

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Who should you contact?

All enquiries to:

Podiatry Services
Appointment Office
Pinderfields Hospital

Telephone: 01924 541447 / 541448 / 541449

 

Musculo-skeletal (MSK) Podiatry/Bio-mechanics

Telephone: 01924 541452