Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health problems affecting the foot and lower limb.
Overview of the service
The Podiatry Service supports patients with foot and lower limb problems to maintain and improve their mobility, and help them remain independent. We also treat and prevent complications for people considered at “high risk”.
Biomechanical podiatry provides diagnosis and treatment for a range of muscle-related and joint-related foot and lower limb problems which may be due to development, posture, occupation and exercise, or due to long-term conditions such as arthritis.
Who can access this service?
The service is available to patients who:
- Are aged 16 years and over
- Are registered with a Sutton GP
- Have foot deformity and dermatological conditions including corns, callus and ingrowing toenails
- Are at high risk as a result of conditions such as poor circulation and nerve damage
- Have diabetes with additional complications.
The podiatry service is unable to provide
- Basic foot care such as routine nail cutting.
- Long term routine care for those unable to self-care, unless there is a high medical risk.
Team members who could be involved in patient care
Podiatry team leaders
Specialist biomechanics podiatrists
Foot care assistants.
Is patient self-referral available?
No, patients will need to be referred to the podiatry service by their GP.
Is transport provided?
Yes, transport can be provided on request. Please contact the team on the details below.
Are home visits available?
Yes, please contact the team on the details below if you would like more information about home visits.