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Podiatry

Supporting people with various conditions affecting the foot and lower limb.

Podiatry

About the service

Podiatrists can be thought of as a type of foot doctor. We can give you advice on how to look after your feet and what type of shoes to wear. We can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, such as: 

  • toenail problems, such as thickened, fungal or ingrown toenails
  • corns and calluses
  • verrucas
  • athlete's foot
  • dry and cracked heels 
  • bunions.

Our aim is to improve your foot health and foot function, and to ease pain for patients who are at risk of developing limb-threatening conditions (such as ulceration and amputation).

Nail cutting

The nail cutting service is only available to patients if there is a medical risk.  If your GP feels you fit our criteria, you will be referred to our department for assessment/advice on nail care.

Nail Surgery

'At risk' patients and children aged under 18 have the option of permanent removal or treatment of ingrown toenails. This treatment involves nail removal under a local anaesthetic.

We can also provide nail bed ablation, which prevents nail regrowth. We will carry out an initial consultation before any procedure to ensure the treatment is suitable for you.

Podiatry at Home

If your foot problems are so bad that you find it difficult to walk, it may be possible to arrange for a podiatrist to come to your home. We provide tailored treatment plans, education and empowerment, to support your wellbeing and imrpove your quality of life. Home visits are strictly limited to people who are completely house or bed bound. 

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Our podiatrists can also support with orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain. You can put the orthotic device into your shoe to re-align your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas of your foot, or simply to make your shoes more comfortable.

Our specialist podiatrists work alongside the rheumatology and musculoskeletal team, providing education and treatment for complex musculoskeletal problems.

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Who is this service for?

People with various conditions affecting the foot and lower limb. We treat people classed as at high risk or at risk; an 'at risk' foot is a foot at risk of developing open wounds (ulcers), infections and even, in severe cases, amputation.

If you are a healthcare professional and wish to refer a patient to the Podiatry Service, please visit our New Referrals page

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Contact us

The Podiatry Department Clevedon Community Hospital The Seasons Old Street Clevedon BS21 6BS
For appointment enquiries in: Weston-super-Mare, Worle, Winscombe or Yatton:
  • 01275 547085
For appointment enquiries in: Clevedon, Nailsea or Portishead:
  • 01275 342285

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