Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Podiatrist?

A Podiatrist is a healthcare professional who has been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They can prevent and help correct many conditions to keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections. You can learn more about our award-winning podiatrist, plus our clinic and treatments here.

What is the difference between a Chiropodist and Podiatrist?

There is no difference between the two. A podiatrist is more modern name for a chiropodist this was changed in 1983. Both titles are registered and protected under the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

How can a Podiatrist help me?

A Podiatrist (Chiropodist) can help with fungal nail infections, ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, verrucas, athlete’s foot, smelly feet, dry cracked heels, flat feet, bunions, heel pain, blisters, and sports injuries.

Can I claim on my health insurance?

Yes, as a registered health professional I have a registration number, which your insurance company will require for a claim.

Podiatry

What is a Podiatrist?

A Podiatrist is a healthcare professional who has been trained to diagnose and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They can prevent and help correct many conditions to keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections. You can learn more about our award-winning podiatrist, plus our clinic and treatments here.

What is the difference between a Chiropodist and Podiatrist?

There is no difference between the two. A podiatrist is more modern name for a chiropodist this was changed in 1983. Both titles are registered and protected under the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC).

How can a Podiatrist help me?

A Podiatrist (Chiropodist) can help with fungal nail infections, ingrown toenails, corns and calluses, verrucas, athlete’s foot, smelly feet, dry cracked heels, flat feet, bunions, heel pain, blisters, and sports injuries.

Can I claim on my health insurance?

Yes, as a registered health professional I have a registration number, which your insurance company will require for a claim.

Do I need a referral from another Doctor?

No. You are able to refer yourself without referral from a third party.

Do I have to wear a mask?

Yes, we ask all patients to wear a mask unless you have any health issue which the wearing of a mask to be inappropriate.

Do you treat verruca’s?

Yes, we do treat verruca’s. Many verrucae will go on their own with no treatment at all. We would advise to wait a few months before treatment to see if your own immunity system irradiates them. We would advise you not to use products over the counter as often treating with these products can spread them if not applied correctly.

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopaedic complaints. Your plantar fascia ligaments experience a lot of wear and tear in your daily life. Too much pressure on your feet can damage or tear the ligaments. The plantar fascia becomes inflamed, and the inflammation causes heel pain and stiffness.

Podiatry

Do I need a referral from another Doctor?

No. You are able to refer yourself without referral from a third party.

Do I have to wear a mask?

Yes, we ask all patients to wear a mask unless you have any health issue which the wearing of a mask to be inappropriate.

Do you treat verruca’s?

Yes, we do treat verruca’s. Many verrucae will go on their own with no treatment at all. We would advise to wait a few months before treatment to see if your own immunity system irradiates them. We would advise you not to use products over the counter as often treating with these products can spread them if not applied correctly.

What is plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common orthopaedic complaints. Your plantar fascia ligaments experience a lot of wear and tear in your daily life. Too much pressure on your feet can damage or tear the ligaments. The plantar fascia becomes inflamed, and the inflammation causes heel pain and stiffness.

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Feedback

Our passion for podiatry really shines in our feedback. Learn more about some of the happy clients that we’ve helped already:

Trustworthy and friendly. Always a pleasure to attend my appointments.

As a diabetic it is important that my feet are well looked after and I have full confidence in Sue’s abilities and knowledge. She also sorted out my ingrowing toe nail problems and “retrained” my nails to grow so that I no longer suffer from them. The facilities are clean, bright and airy and the Receptionists polite and helpful. I can highly recommend Sue Letherby for her professionalism and care.

I had been told by many doctors and podiatrists that there was no treatment for the many veruccas on my feet and that they “would go in time”. After several years and increasing pain from the veruccas a friend recommended I visit Sue. Sue was straightforward in her approach and honest in what she could offer. Some months and visits later and all the veruccas have gone!