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Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the study of diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the foot, ankle, and lower extremity.

Here at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, podiatrists work in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatients, sports injury clinics and independent musculoskeletal clinics.

The specialist podiatrists help to run one of the only dedicated NHS heel pain services in the UK, which incorporates shockwave therapy as a treatment for long standing sufferers of heel pain.

To ensure optimal results for our foot and ankle patients, the podiatrists work closely alongside the Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Heel Pain Service

Our heel pain services provide a complete, non-operative treatment for people with heel pain including plantar fasciitis and Achilles heel pain.

Podiatry Musculoskeletal Service

The Musculoskeletal assessment and non-surgical treatment clinic for patients with lower limb pathologies, such as knee and foot pain. 

Sports injury clinic

The multi-disciplinary Sports Injury Clinic is an NHS service and is designed to treat a wide range of sports patients. 

Foot and Ankle Triage Clinics
The Advanced Podiatric Practitioners assess foot and ankle pathologies and offer advice, treatment and discuss surgical options that may be required. This is often the first contact that a patient with a foot and ankle pathology will have when coming to the ROH. The clinics have links with the foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons.