Chiropody is the treatment and care of the feet. It is extremely important in all age groups to look after the condition of the feet as uncomfortable feet can lead to an altered walking gait and lead on to other problems, e.g. spine.
Poor hygiene, infections and nail care can lead to further complications and over burden the immune system. It is extremely important in certain groups of people e.g. Diabetics and the elderly, that they receive regular check-ups and for this reason Chiropody is usually available free under the NHS.
Always seek a qualified chiropodist and ask your GP to advise you if unsure. A good chiropodist should have completed a 3 year course and be state registered.
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