Podiatrists, previously known as Chiropodists, are trained to prevent, diagnose, manage and treat abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs.
As well as the treatment of certain skin and nail conditions, podiatrists can also treat and advise on;
- Poor circulation;
- Ingrown toenails (nail surgery);
- Diabetic foot problems, including infection and ulceration;
- Mechanical foot and lower limb problems requiring treatment with foot orthoses (insoles);
- Foot problems related to arthritis.
Podiatrists help to keep people mobile and active by relieving pain. They also provide general and specialist foot care advice to patients and other healthcare professionals.
Our Podiatrists are based at various sites around the county. If you are unable to leave your home due to your health you may be able to be treated at home.
If you are having problems with your feet and would like a podiatry assessment, you can access the podiatry service either by completing a self-referral form or by referral from a health care professional, such as your doctor or nurse. Forms can be obtained from community podiatry clinics (details of which are below). If you would prefer to have a referral form posted to you, please telephone your local podiatry clinic.
For more information on foot health, please click here.
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Flatt Walks Health Centre
3 Castle Meadows
Tel: 01946 68635
London Road Community Clinic
Tel: 01228 608020
North Carlisle Medical Centre
Tel: 01228 608020
Penrith Health Centre
Tel: 01768 245628
Workington Community Hospital
Tel: 01900 705120
From 1 April 2018 community services in South Cumbria are provided by University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust.
In This Section:
- Podiatry - Athlete’s Foot
- Podiatry - Fungal Nail Infection
- Podiatry - Chilblains
- Podiatry - Verrucae
- Diabetes - Foot Care - for patients at LOW RISK
- Diabetes - Foot Care for Patients at MEDIUM RISK
- Diabetes - Foot Care for Patients at HIGH RISK
- Diabetes - The CHARCOT foot
- Diabetes - Looking after your feet in REMISSION
- Diabetes - Foot ULCERS
- Diabetes - Casting leaflet
- Comments Compliments and Complaints
- Confidentiality - A Guide for People using our services
- Consent - A guide for patients and service users