Podiatry can help with many issues, from heel pain, ankle pain and toe problems, to soft tissue injuries to the feet and lower limbs. LycaHealth Physiotherapy offers private podiatry services at clinics in Canary Wharf, London, and Orpington, Kent. This service is run by a team of highly qualified and experienced specialists in the field of foot care.
As a podiatry patient at LycaHealth Physiotherapy, you’ll be thoroughly assessed, diagnosed and treated by one of our expert podiatrists. We can also work with your existing pain consultants.
Podiatry can correct deformities, relieve pain, provide bespoke orthotics, and treat infection.
Your feet are very complex and experience a lot of wear and tear on a daily basis so it’s important to look after them.
At LycaHealth Physiotherapy you will benefit from world-class podiatrists, but also from having quick access to diagnostic imaging, osteopaths, chiropractors and sports massage specialists, if required, all under the same roof. You are our priority, and we work together to get you back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Overall foot pain can impact your everyday life, and can range from common issues such as ingrown toenails to more serious problems such as gout. Most cases of foot pain can be treated with simple home remedies, but you should seek help if the pain does not go away or if it gets worse, if the pain is very bad, if you have a high temperature, or if your groin feels tender or painful.
Any pain or discomfort in your ankles can be described as ankle pain. Sprains are the most common type of ankle pain, however, patients can also be suffering from osteoarthritis, sciatica, gout or a joint infection. Fractures and dislocations can also occur, which require urgent medical care.
Most heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis, which is when the ligament that runs under the heel and along the sole becomes swollen. However, it is important not to self-diagnose, as your heel pain could be caused by another condition, such as a fracture, arthritis or achilles tendonitis.
Toe problems are common and can occur due to injury, infection or arthritis. Toes can get broken, fractured or dislocated, and can be subject to ingrown nails. Long-term, if not looked after properly, toes can become misaligned, causing conditions such as bunions or hammer toes, which can be treated. Other, more serious issues which affect the toes and feet include vascular disease and diabetes.