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  • 8 High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NN

Expert care to keep your feet healthy

Regular care and attention can make a big difference to the health and happiness of your feet. At Footworks Podiatry we aim to provide you with personalised treatments that improve your wellbeing, mobility and comfort.

Our quick and effective routine appointments are generally 30 minutes long and can help treat a range of issues and conditions.

Routine foot care appointments can include:

  • Nail cutting
  • Reducing thick toenails
  • Painless removal of callus (hard skin) and corns
  • Cracked heels
  • Verruca treatments
  • Management of painful/ingrowing toenails
  • Diabetic foot assessment and treatment
  • Footwear advice
  • Fungal infection advice and treatment

 

What to expect at your first appointment with us

All new patients receive a thorough foot health assessment followed by a comprehensive treatment.

The foot health assessment typically involves:

  • A sensation and circulation check (these can help us detect underlying health conditions)
  • Foot measurement
  • Footwear evaluation and advice

If you have any questions or wish to book an appointment at our clinic in Totnes Contact our friendly reception team today on 01803 868888 or info@footworks-podiatry.co.uk.

 

More Information about our Treatments

Footcare with Diabetes  

Caring for your feet is extremely important if you’re living with diabetes because of potential problems with foot sensation and circulation. These problems can include numbness, discolouration, temperature changes, tingling and wounds.

At Footworks Podiatry, Totnes, we’ll carry out a thorough diabetic foot assessment to pick up any concerns. This includes checks for numbness and changes in sensation as well as pain, wounds, corns, calluses and blisters. We’ll advise on footwear and caring for your feet at home as well as treating any problems.

Interested in treatment at our clinic in Totnes? If you wish to book or if you have any questions. Contact us today on 01803 868888 

Your questions answered

What is routine footcare?

This covers general foot complaints such as nail cutting and care, corns and hard skin. It also includes diabetic foot assessments as they should be carried out frequently. Regular routine appointments are the cornerstone of caring for your feet as common complaints will be treated and potential problems picked up.

How are corns, calluses and hard skin removed?

We use a scalpel to carefully remove thickened skin to help relieve pressure on the tissue underneath.* This is completely painless.

How are cracked heels treated?

We’ll begin by carefully removing hard skin and calluses from your heels. Any infection will be treated and we’ll use a specialist moisturiser to help soften the area.

Is it important to have an assessment if I have diabetes?

Yes – it’s really important. At Footworks Podiatry, we have lots of clients with diabetes so we’re very experienced in this area. Our diabetic foot assessments help spot problems, particularly in relation to sensation and circulation. We’ll look at how you’re managing your diabetes in general before carrying out a thorough check. Finally, we’ll put together a treatment/management plan including advice on how to care for your feet at home and your level of risk.

How long will my appointment take?

This does depend on the treatment you need but plan to be with us for around 45 minutes for an initial general assessment and 30 minutes for follow-up appointments. Allow 1 hour and 15 minutes for a musculoskeletal (MSK) assessment and up to 45 minutes for follow-up appointments. The diabetic foot assessment takes up to 45 minutes.

What is podiatry and is it different to chiropody?

Podiatry is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and disorders of the foot and lower limb. Chiropody is the same thing – podiatry is a more modern term that’s become widely used in the UK.

To become a podiatrist, a three-year podiatric medicine degree course must be undertaken in order to gain registration with the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council). This regulatory body protects the public by ensuring health and care professionals (including podiatrists) meet the standards set for professional skills, training, behaviour and health.

*Individual results may vary