Foot, lower limb infections and injuries are serious problems that many people face nowadays. That’s why we offer the best podiatry treatment in London for people who experience a range of difficulties with their feet.
Who is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist is a Healthcare specialist who diagnoses and treats medical conditions primarily involving the feet. They also diagnose and treat ankle and lower limb problems. It involves blisters, wounds, itchy and tiny feet, sports injuries, hyperhidrosis(sweaty feet), thickened nails, dry skin, psoriasis nails and other conditions.
Our expert podiatrists review the person's medical history and current symptoms for diagnosis. They perform an essential physical examination to look for swelling and skin discoloration signs. Based on these findings, they may recommend additional tests before making their final diagnosis. The diagnostic tools that our podiatrists use include:
Blood Tests: They are essential for almost all kinds of medical diagnoses. Podiatrists conduct blood tests to look for an infection or inflammatory or autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis.
Imaging tests: These tests include X-ray, ultrasound, bone, CT, and MRI. These tests help to detect bone fractures, blocked or narrow vessels, and other structural problems.
Quantitative Sensory Testing: For this test, our experts use a specialized computer system to record the nerves' reactions to different temperatures and vibrations. This test helps podiatrists diagnose diabetic neuropathy, hypersensitivity, and other nerve disorders of the foot.
Electromyography(EMG): This test records muscular responses to nerve impulses. With the help of electrodes or thin needles, this test helps to pick up the electrical activity of the muscular tissue. If there's any abnormality in the EMG, it reveals the nerve problems, which later helps your podiatrist guide the treatment.
After the diagnosis is conducted, our podiatrists will recommend treatment. Depending on the type and severity of the disease, our podiatrists will work with another podiatrist or an entire Healthcare team. The treatments are:
Setting fractured bones
Corticosteroid or cortisone joint injections
Prescription medication such as pain relievers or antibiotics
Joint aspiration, or removing fluid from the space around the joint
Orthotic devices, including insoles and braces
Our clinic aims to offer the best clinical outcome and quality aftercare possible. We offer the best treatment for fungal nail infection in London. We offer one-off advice and treatment where we advise you about the correct footwear. Our tailor-made orthotics and insoles for shoes will help you with foot issues and pain such as arthritis and bursitis.