This is the first port of call for most patients. Assessment and treatment is available for a broad variety of foot conditions along with relevant advice and education. Due to high demand, regular on-going access to these clinics is limited to those higher-risk patients who are at risk of developing complications. Your risk status will be assessed by the podiatrist at your first appointment. Lower-risk patients will be discharged with advice on self-care following assessment. Where appropriate, lower-risk patients will be provided with a short course of treatment followed by discharge. If necessary patients may be referred on to more specialist podiatry clinics or other health-care professionals.
These specialised clinics ensure that those patients with diabetes with a history of foot ulceration, amputation or Charcot neuro-arthropathy are seen regularly by podiatrists with advanced diabetic footcare training. Their aim is to:-
Most children's foot problems are part of normal growing up and often need no treatment at all apart from good supportive footwear. However, we can help to provide treatment and advice for painful foot conditions.