Podiatry | Diagnosis & Treatment

What is Podiatry?

Podiatry is a specialist area of healthcare dealing with the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of lower limb disorders. It is also sometimes called “chiropody”. If you aren’t familiar with the term, you might find it easier to think of our podiatrists as foot doctors.

Our team of expert podiatrists are trained specifically in the diagnosis and treatment of problems and injuries located in the foot and lower limbs – which can include the ankle too.

How Premier Clinic’s podiatry clinic can help you

It can be daunting to approach a podiatrist at first, especially if you have only ever seen your doctor or GP for issues relating to your foot or lower limbs.

Our team of podiatrists are highly trained and experienced professionals who can work with you to provide specialist care. We can talk you through every step of our assessment and diagnosis of the pain or discomfort you’re feeling, and put your mind at ease.

Whether you have been recommended or referred to a podiatry clinic in Blackburn, or you have made the decision to visit based on your own research, we can help you with the following ailments:

  • Corns, calluses and bunions
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetic foot and skin disorders
  • Flat feet
  • Fungal or ingrown toenails
  • Verrucae and warts
  • Smelly feet
  • Dry and cracked heels
  • Pain
  • Badly-healing lesions or blisters
  • Nail surgery
  • Sports injury

Our rehabilitation service packages

Premier Clinic offers bespoke podiatry treatments and programmes based on your individual healthcare needs.

However, we do also offer set podiatry service packages at set costs, enabling you to save money if you require a number of treatments and services within one package.

Prices start at £37.50

If you’d like to speak to our friendly team about your individual needs to find out which package might suit you best, please call us today on 01254 677341 (Blackburn) or 01706 211419 (Rossendale).

Frequently Asked Questions

Podiatrists are registered with their society and the HCPC; all are qualified to a minimum of Bachelors degree.

At your first appointment, our expert podiatrist will speak to you about the issues you have been experiencing and begin by assessing your condition.

Then a physical assessment will be taken, and you’ll be given a clinical diagnosis which will all be fully explained to you in straightforward language you can understand. After this, you can decide how to proceed with your treatment.

Generally speaking, if you are on your feet for the majority of the day, if you’re an athlete who uses their feet and relies on their stability, or if your feet feel painful or uncomfortable in any way, it’s likely that you will benefit from seeing one of our podiatrists.

We can offer a full assessment and diagnosis, and from there we can work on your individual healthcare plan together.