Dunstable: 01582 608 400 
Leighton Buzzard: 01525 372 447 
info@woodsideclinic.co.uk 
 
 
Dunstable: 01582 608 400 
Leighton Buzzard: 01525 372 447 
 

Podiatry in Leighton Buzzard - Dunstable 

What is podiatry? 

Podiatry (also known as chiropody) is the specialised diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower leg complaints. Its aim is to improve foot-related conditions to maintain independence and mobility. 
 
Our podiatrists (also known as chiropodists) can help to relieve pain and treat infections as well as address skin, nail, soft tissue and connective tissue problems. In addition they can advise on walking style and posture to prevent problems recurring. 
Testimonial 
"I took my daughter to see the Podiatrist who was very helpful and dealt with a 7 year old drama queen very well. Thanks Woodside." Ms S 
What does a podiatry assessment involve? 
Effective podiatry focuses on the underlying cause of a problem and takes into consideration the complete lower limb for an accurate diagnosis. During the assessment you’ll be: 
 
Asked about your symptoms and general medical history 
Given a detailed examination and foot health assessment, including nerve function tests 
Provided with an explanation of our findings, a diagnosis and a suggestion for treatment 
 
Treatment, should it be required, could include: 
Treating corns and calluses - paring down the hard skin, which can cause build up of pressure 
Using padding to redistribute pressure away from danger areas 
Safely trimming your toe nails 
Advising on correct footwear 
Prescribing orthoses (devices used to correct foot instability) 
 
Maintaining high standards of ethics and professionalism we will always tell you if your condition is not suitable for podiatry and will refer you to your GP or another specialist. 
 
As you get older it's advisable to have your feet examined at least annually, which should include testing for neuropathy (damage to the peripheral nervous system) and poor circulation 
How could podiatry help me? 
Complaints that patients visit our podiatrists for include: 
 
Ageing feet 
Diabetes 
Cracked heels 
Aching feet 
Ingrown toenails 
Corns/callouses 
Osteoarthritis 
Plantar warts 
Blisters 
Athletes foot 
Gout 
Chillblains 
Bunions/toe deformities 
Rheumatoid arthritis 
 
How can I find out more? 
One of our podiatrists will be happy to answer any further questions you might have and discuss how podiatry could benefit you. 
 
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