Podiatrist in Bolton
Podiatrist foot doctor in Bolton, Greater Manchester
On average, we walk almost 80,000 miles throughout our lifetimes – at least 8,000 steps a day for most of us – which is why healthy feet are so important to your overall wellbeing.
You may rarely think too much about your feet, but once something goes wrong with them, we realize just how important our foot health is in order to live a full and normal life. When this happens, you can always rely on professional help from a podiatry treatment course from one of Park Hill’s qualified podiatrists.
What is a podiatrist?
Also known as chiropodists, these doctors are medical professionals who specialise in everything to do with feet, ankles, toes and legs. They can diagnose and treat a huge number of issues relating to these areas; from cracked heels to broken bones, no matter what your problem, podiatry treatment delivered by a qualified and experienced podiatrist tailored for you.
Podiatrists undergo extensive training, including a four-year course in podiatry and at least two years of clinical podiatry experience. They are the experts in all diseases and conditions that you may encounter from the knee down, determining the root cause of the problem and treating them with surgery, gait assessments, orthotics, physiotherapy, or biomechanics.
Podiatry can also help patients to reduce complications often associated with long term medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
When should you book a podiatry consultation?
You can visit your podiatrist for advice if you have pain in your feet, thickened or discolored toenails, growths such as warts, peeling on the soles of your feet or any cracks or cuts in the skin on your feet.
Our podiatry team is fully trained and highly capable in all areas of general podiatry, including treating pain caused by orthopedic, muscular and dermatological conditions. At Park Hill Healthcare in Bolton, our state of the art facilities also allows our surgeons to perform the correct surgery to provide our Greater Manchester patients with a long-term solution to chronic pain in their nails and complications caused by acute ingrowing toenails.
Podiatry specialists can help with:
- Ingrown toe nails
- Flat feet
- Heel pain
- Ageing feet
- Athletes foot
- Smelly feet
- Dry and cracked heels
- Corns and calluses
- Verruca or warts on the feet
- Sports injuries
You may also wish to visit our podiatry clinic if you need orthotics. These are tailor-made insoles that are crafted to fit the exact shape of your own foot. These are perfect for those that suffer with heel or arch pain caused by having flat feet or particularly high arches.
We use carefully placed padding and supports to help realign your foot taking pressure off vulnerable areas. This will make walking much more comfortable for you.
If you’re experiencing pain or other problems with your feet, you should always visit your podiatrist to make sure it does not get worse. Crucially, make sure you book a podiatry appointment if you have:
- Joint pain in your feet, ankles or knees
- Heel pain stopping you from carrying out everyday activities
- Ingrown toenails
- A bothersome corn or callus
- Athletes foot that won’t go away
- A suspected sprain or broken bone.
- A wound on your toe, foot or leg that has not healed in two days - this could be a sign of an infection
Podiatry can also help to prevent, diagnose and treat various sports-related injuries – this is why many of our patients across Greater Manchester pop in to our Bolton clinic to see us when they take up running or a new type of exercise.
Even those without any pain or problems to speak of will come to us for a checkup regularly. Our podiatry specialists work with patients who just want to have the hard skin on their feet removed, who want their toenails clipping, and who just want the assurance that their feet are healthy.
Think of your podiatry treatment as both a necessary visit to your healthcare professional and a treat to yourself to help keep your feet looking their best.
Your podiatry consultation at Park Hill in Bolton
At your consultation at our Bolton practice in Greater Manchester, your podiatry practitioner will first take your full medical history. They’ll then set to work trying to figure out the general health of your feet; carrying out basic tests including blood circulation and a physical examination.
They may also want to check how you walk, watching the movements in your lower leg joints to make sure everything is as it should be.
If a specific problem is troubling you, you will be able to discuss this with our podiatrist during your appointment at which they will draw up your personalised treatment plan. They may be able to treat the problem on the spot, they may need to book another appointment with you, or they may choose to refer you to another specialist.
A session with our podiatry experts takes between thirty minutes to an hour and is usually completely painless – and it’s often even relaxing.
|Podiarty session charge||£35 for 1 hour|
To book your consultation with our specialist podiatrist, please call us today on 01204 770 600. You could also pop in and visit us at our surgery in Bolton, Greater Manchester to make your appointment.