What Do We Do?
Podiatrists at South Dublin Podiatry are health care professionals specialised in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of abnormal foot and lower limb conditions. They help in relieving pain, treating infections and keeping people mobile and active. They can also advise you and your family on the best foot care and what types of shoes are best suited to your feet.
Day-to-day conditions seen in our clinic include:
- Fungal Nails
- Corns & Calluses
- Ingrown Toenails
- Athlete’s Foot
- Ageing Feet
- Heel Pain
- Foot Pain
- Itchy Feet
- Dry and Cracked Heels
- Flat feet
- Sports Injuries
- Smelly Feet
How Can We Help You?
You may want to see a Podiatrist/ Chiropodist for advice and treatment if you experience pain in your feet, have thickened or discoloured toenails, cracks in the skin, abnormal growths, your feet sweat excessively or if you experience any other foot related problem.
Our Podiatrists can also provide orthotics, which are custom-made insoles, also known as arch supports, to relieve foot, knee or hip pains. Orthotic devices are placed in your shoes. Their purpose is to re-align your foot, take pressure off vulnerable areas, or simply to make your shoes more comfortable. We can also help you with more complex foot problems including preventing, diagnosing and treating sports and exercise injuries.
Even if you feel your feet are generally in a good condition, you may consider one Podiatry/ Chiropody session to have hard skin removed from the soles of your feet, have your toenails clipped, get some advice regarding footwear you are wearing or to simply see if you are looking after your feet properly.
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What Happens at a Consultation?
We would ask that you arrive 5 – 10 minutes prior to your appointment to allow time for filling out a registration form.
At your initial consultation, we will ask you for your full medical history. This helps us assess what treatment is best suited to your needs. The podiatrist will then do basic tests such as checking the feeling and blood circulation in your feet. Depending on your problem, we may then assess the way you walk and move your lower limb joints. We will discuss your concerns with you and then make a diagnosis and treatment plan. Most of the minor problems including hard skin, corns and calluses can be treated on the spot.
The session is usually completely painless (even pleasant!) and takes 30 to 45 minutes.
What is the difference between Podiatry and Chiropody?
In Ireland, both terms Podiatry and Chiropody mean the same thing and are interchangeable. Chiropody is an older term which is slowly being replaced by Podiatry. Most Chiropodists and Podiatrists in Ireland are registered with the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists of Ireland or with the UK College of Podiatry.
Can I Get Podiatry Treatment on Medical Card?
Medical card alone does not cover Podiatry visits. However, if you are over 65 and hold a medical card or have a long term illness such as diabetes or arthritis, you may be entitled to a Chiropody Card. This card enables its holder to avail of a number of Skin and Nail Care treatments at a discounted rate throughout the year.
Application forms are available from our clinic, your GP or your local HSE office.
If you have any questions about chiropody cards, feel free to call us on 083 82 41454.