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The MSK podiatrist aims to enable you to understand and manage your ankle or foot condition.

We aim to reduce the impact of your painful foot or ankle problem on your quality of life.

We provide self help advice, offer assessment and diagnosis of your condition, and work with you to make a joint treatment plan which may enable you to improve quality of life and keep you in the workplace.

Many foot and ankle problems that we see can be successfully treated by you.

How to request assistance

If you have an MSK condition and feel you would benefit from the care and support of our service you can self-refer to Podiatry. 

You will be assessed in the general podiatry clinic first and may be offered:

  • Footwear advice
  • Advice and management of musculoskeletal foot and ankle pain
  • Lower limb stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Insoles and foot orthotics
  • Onward referral to Specialist MSK Podiatry Service for further investigation

You may be referred to the dedicated specialist MSK service if you have more complex foot and ankle problems.

What treatments do we offer?

Once diagnosed there are numerous possible treatments available:

  • Support with self management
  • Advice and management of musculoskeletal foot and ankle pain
  • Appropriate rehabilitation and exercise programmes
  • Specialised foot orthotic and insole therapy
  • Low level light therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Gait analysis in very complex cases

Please note the adult MSK Podiatry service may not be suitable if;