nurse inspecting patients foot

We regularly help people with:

  • Complex nail and skin problems including ingrown toenails, corns and callous etc.
  • Common muscle and bone problems such as plantar fasciitis or sports injuries
  • Wound treatment and reduce risk of wounds
  • Creating insoles and orthotics to help with foot disorders
  • Performing nail surgery using local anaesthetic
  • Referrals to other more specialist podiatry clinics such as MSK, diabetes. Referrals to other departments including vascular, orthopaedic footwear, physiotherapy.

What is a podiatrist?

A podiatrist is a health professional who specialises in the prevention and diagnosis of a range of problems that affect the feet and lower limbs.

Members of the public can self-refer to the Podiatry Service

You can complete the Request for Assistance form on our main page. Please ensure you give us as much information as possible.

Your request is triaged by a podiatrist who may offer a face to face assessment, telephone review, or Near Me video consultation.

What happens at your first appointment?

Your podiatrist will ask you details about your foot problem and how it impacts your daily life, as well as discussing your medical history. Together we will discuss potential risks and agree on a treatment plan, give you advice, refer you to another service, or discharge you.

Personal footcare

Please note that Podiatry does not provide a nail cutting service.

If you need help with personal foot care please contact: Fife Voluntary Action on 0800 389 6046.

Hospital In-Patient Footcare

If you are in hospital you should bring any toiletries you use at home as part of your personal foot care regime.

If we determine you have a foot problem whilst you are an in-patient the ward staff will get in touch with Podiatry.