General Podiatry & Chiropody at

The Footlab

This section covers many of the common conditions encountered and treated at the Footlab. The list is not exhaustive and we would ask that you contact the centre if you have any specific queries about a conditions that you do not see on the list.

Healthy feet are key to the health of your entire body. Healthy feet means that exercise and mobility is maintained, reducing potential difficulties and pain.

A general podiatry session usually lasts for 30 minutes. We offer treatment & advice for the following common foot

conditions: Corns and Callus, Athletes foot, Blisters, Chilblains, Sweaty feet, Nail problems; including thick, fungal, ingrowing toenails, wounds & ulcerations. We also commonly treat verrucas which are a viral skin infection.

We do treat many more foot conditions. If yours is not listed, please contact us. As part of our services we offer some home visits.

At The Footlab, we care for your feet using the most contemporary podiatric techniques available to restore your feet to full health.

Forefoot Pain

Forefoot pain (often referred to as metatarsalgia), can have many causes. The key is to make an accurate diagnosis and to ascertain the cause for the condition.

Mid Foot Pain

The midfoot consists of a series of many small complex joints. An unstable foot can result in excessive compressional stresses on these joints with subsequent pain. If the problem is not controlled then pain can develop to the extent that arthritis forms, which is more challenging to manage

Heel Pain

10% of the adult population suffers from heel pain at some point in their life. Whilst there are many causes, some of the more common conditions can be Plantar fasciitis, Stress fracture, Haglund’s deformity or Sever’s disease.

Ankle Pain

The causes of ankle pain are many and varied.  Symptoms are often due to the injury of tendons surrounding the ankle joint although other causes include arthritis, ligaments sprains and nerve related pain. The vast majority of patients respond well to conservative treatment.

Shin Pain

Athletes of all standards often attend the Centre complaining of shin pain. The first step in the management is to obtain a diagnosis, as there are many types of shin pain. The most common form of shin pain encountered at the Footlab is known as medial tibial stress syndrome whereby the inside of the shin becomes tender due to inflammation between the junction of the muscles and bone. This condition is generally treated very effectively by means of biomechanical correction/orthotic therapy and focused rehabilitation based on gait analysis findings.

Sports Injuries

Whilst a wide subject we can diagnose the root issue of sports injuries that maybe causing other issues by means of biomechanical correction/orthotic therapy and focused rehabilitation based on gait analysis findings.