Specialist diagnosis and treatment for people with a painful foot problem combined with an underlying medical condition.
- Address: City of Coventry Health Centre, CV1 4FS
About this Service
Telephone number: 024 76961335
Referral Criteria: Registered with Coventry GP; health professional, via Central Booking Service
Podiatry is the modern, preferred alternative title for Chiropody. All of our Podiatrists are registered with and regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council as reaching the professional standards required to practice in the NHS.
The Podiatry Service provides a specialist role in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot problems to the following people:
Patients at risk - People of any age that have a foot problem combined with an underlying medical condition that is affecting the circulation and sensation in their lower leg or foot and may put their foot health and mobility at risk. For example, patients classed as ‘At Risk’ include some patients with diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, cerebral palsy, peripheral arterial disease and peripheral nerve damage.
If you have a medical condition but your lower limb blood and nerve supply is normal, you may not be eligible for ongoing NHS Podiatry Treatment. You may be offered an assessment appointment, a one off or short course of treatment, and then provided with advice on self-care and discharged.
If you have a foot problem (corns, callus, or toe nail cutting difficulty) but you do not have any medical conditions and your lower limb blood and nerve supply is normal, you will not be eligible for NHS Podiatry Treatment.
Ingrown toenails can be treated according to severity. The service provides nail surgery under local anaesthetic where appropriate, including follow-up aftercare. Non-surgical treatment and advice can be provided when surgery is not appropriate. Children must be 10 years or over for the minor surgical treatment option.
We do not offer treatment for:
- Finger nail cutting
- Insoles/Orthotics for healthy adults and children
The majority of foot problems can be self-managed by patients, with help from family/friends/carers if needed.
There are also some really useful websites you can access for information and advice on foot care, or visit our leaflet library via the link below.