Poor foot care can cause a loss of balance and lead to falls. A podiatrist can help reduce foot pain and discomfort in a variety of ways. Age UK Sutton offers a podiatry service at the Robin Hood Lane Health Clinic, available by appointment only.
Podiatrists are health care professionals who have been trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate abnormal conditions of the feet and lower limbs. They can also prevent and correct deformity, keep people mobile and active, relieve pain and treat infections.
They can give you and your family advice on how to look after your feet and which type of shoes to wear. Podiatrists can also treat and alleviate day-to-day foot problems, including:
- toenail problems, such as thickened, fungal or ingrown toenails
- corns and calluses
- athlete's foot
- smelly feet
- dry and cracked heels
- flat feet
- heel pain
- ageing feet
- sports injuries
You may also want to see a podiatrist for advice and treatment if you have painful feet, thickened or discoloured toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, growths such as warts, scaling or peeling on the soles, or any other foot-related problem.
Podiatrists can also supply orthotics, which are tailor-made insoles, padding and arch supports to relieve arch or heel pain. You 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.
Age UK Sutton runs a regular podiatry clinic at the Robin Hood Health Centre on Robin Hood Lane in Sutton. This is a chargeable service of £22, provided by a qualified podiatrist for Sutton's older residents.
- Attendance at the podiatry clinic is by appointment only. Details of how to make a booking can be found below.
- Our Information & Advice team can provide further information on podiatrists who can undertake home visits.
- Unfortunately at this time, Age UK Sutton do not offer toe nail cutting services.
Make a booking for Age UK Sutton's Podiatry Clinic
Tel: 020 8770 4090
For your health and safety, please be aware of professional standards:
The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists represents over 10,000 practicing members, all registered by the Health Professions Council. This is the regulatory board for chiropody/podiatry, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and others in the Allied Health Professions.
Only the professional names Podiatrist and Chiropodist are protected by law. Other foot related titles are unregulated by the Health Professions Council (HPC). Attending an HPC registered Chiropodist or Podiatrist helps ensure safety and proficiency.