Podiatry – Please note Podiatry Clinics (Yorkshire) Ltd have now moved to 93 Water Lane, Leeds, LS11 5QN, for more details please call 0113 2621675.
Podiatrists can help you keep mobile, fit, and active with their specialist musculoskeletal knowledge and treatment of foot, ankle and associated lower limb pathology.
Nearly half of people over the age of 50 complain of ongoing foot and ankle pain, the majority of which impacts on their daily activities. In all adults between 20% and 40% have had some type of foot pain in the last month. Nearly 75% of these cases will be musculoskeletal pain as a result of muscle strains, ligament injuries, tendon degeneration and arthritis. Foot pains and dysfunction often co-exist with other lower limb and back pains.
Podiatrists trained in musculoskeletal practice are able to identify the cause and origins of lower limb dysfunction to resolve a multitude of conditions that can make walking, running and standing an unpleasant experience. Treatment can involve manipulation, mobilisations, exercise programmes, strappings, ankle braces, shoe advice, shoe adaptations and foot orthoses (including insoles).
Podiatrists frequently liaise closely with other health practitioners for a multi-disciplinary approach, which is often an essential part of long term management, for example to help spinal posture, or advising on, and helping to arrange appropriate surgery or medical care if required.
Podiatrists also offer chiropody and advice on your general foot health, as well as offering expertise in rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine.