Podiatry

 

Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg.

Welcome to the podiatry department web pages, which are designed to provide patients and staff with more information and advice about the service. Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle and lower leg with podiatrists working to improve the mobility, independence and the quality of life for patients by providing treatment for a wide range of problems affecting the feet.

Podiatry treatment is offered at the following clinic locations:

St Mary’s Hospital, Newport                                       01983 534933

Ryde Health & Wellbeing Centre, Ryde                     01983 618444

Arthur Webster Clinic, Shanklin                                  01983 862367

West Cowes Health Centre, Cowes                           01983 290583

East Cowes Health Centre, East Cowes                    01983 552532

Brookside Health Centre, Freshwater                        01983 534933

 NHS podiatry treatment on the Isle of Wight is currently only available to those who fall into either of the following groups: 

  • People who have a medical condition which can make the feet more vulnerable to complications such as infections and ulcers and who require treatment for a foot condition.  Examples include diabetes, circulatory disorders, inflammatory arthritis, low immunity 
  • People who require a specific type of treatment for their foot ailment such as nail surgery for ingrown toenails, or a gait assessment for foot problems which may require insoles.

WE ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE CARE FOR PEOPLE WHO REQUIRE NAIL CUTTING ONLY.

The service provides four branches of specialist care.

MSK Podiatry (Biomechanics): for patients with foot pain or deformity. We hold biomechanical assessment clinics at St Mary’s, Ryde, Arthur Webster and West Cowes to assist in the evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal imbalance, to enhance mobility, reduce pain and limit potential future complications.

Click here for a footwear advice leaflet

Click here for an orthoses (insoles) advice leaflet

Nail surgery: for patients with ingrowing toenails, traumatised, thickened or distorted nails, or those with long-standing history of infection, ingrown or thickened fungal nail infections where the removal of part or all of the nail will offer some relief.   

Click here for advice prior to Nail Surgery

Click here for advice following Nail Surgery

Routine foot care: for patients defined as high and medium risk, in order to maintain mobility, improve their quality of life and promote independence.  

Diabetic Foot Service: for patients at high risk of active ulcerations in order to prevent amputations and reduce hospital admissions.  

The service is managed by Stephanie Stanley, Consultant Podiatrist supported by a team of 17 podiatrists and 3 administrative staff. Community clinic co-ordinators work in the community clinics (except Freshwater) to assist patients at reception.

Podiatry Treatment room photo

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