A Podiatrist diagnoses and treats abnormalities of the lower limb. They give professional advice on the prevention of foot problems and on proper care of the foot.

Podiatrists may work within a:

  • Hospital department
  • Private clinic
  • Health centre
  • GPs surgery
  • Some may visit schools or patients who cannot leave home or are in a nursing home.

All Podiatrists in the UK must have a Bachelors Degree from a school of podiatry and must also be registered with the Health Professions Council (HPC).

Hear more from Ian in his series of podiatry interviews, produced exclusively for www.sportsinjuryclinic.net, covering all aspects of biomechanics of the lower limb and how this affects many lower limb injuries.

Flat Feet

Pes Planus is the term used when an individual has flat feet, or fallen arches. This condition is such that the foot appears entirely flat on the floor on the inside.

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis syndrome causes pain in the buttock which may radiate down the leg. It is due to the sciatic nerve being impinged by a tight piriformis muscle deep in the buttocks. Overuse and tight...

Ankle Sprain Exercises

The aim of ankle rehabilitation exercises is to restore full pain free range of motion to the joint, strengthen the surrounding muscles, improve proprioception and prepare the athlete for normal...

Shin Splints

Shin splints is not a specific injury itself but are the common name often given to pain at the front of the lower leg of which there may be a number of causes. The most common cause is medial...