Podiatrist Q&A

I thought I'd answer some of the most common questions I'm asked on almost a daily basis...

What's the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist?

Nothing at all really!! The title Podiatrist supersedes the previous Chiropodist title although both are legally protected titles (always ensure whoever is looking after your feet is on the HCPC register).  Podiatry is a degree course (3-4 years) and the profession is constantly evolving so I do much more than just cut toenails.

What made you want to do this job?

If I'm honest I never in my wildest dreams imagined I'd be a Podiatrist.  But the course is really varied so there's so much to it and I love it all.  Best decision I ever made!

What's the difference between a corn and a verruca?

A lot actually! A hard corn is caused by pressure and can usually be found on weight bearing bony prominence's (balls of feet) or tops of toes where tight shoes are pressing.  Verrucae subsequently, are caused by a virus and can be found anywhere on the foot.

Are my feet the worst you've ever seen?

Nope! You can't shock a Podiatrist! I've seen it all. It's my job and I love it!

If you've any concerns about your feet then please call me on 07593 521 048 or use the contact form on the home page and I'll get back to you ASAP!