Frequently Asked Questions

Malvern Foot Clinic Frequently Asked Quesrtions
  • What is the difference between a podiatrist and a chiropodist?

    Podiatrists and chiropodists do the same job. In the UK podiatry is simply the newer name for chiropody. The name was changed to podiatry in 1993 as it's the internationally recognised name for a foot specialist.

  • How do I know if a podiatrist is properly qualified?

    All qualified podiatrists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. You can check the register online: www.hpc-uk.org

  • How long is an appointment?

    A first appointment usually takes about 45 minutes, further appointments usually last 30 minutes. Biomechanical assessments and nail surgery appointments are allocated more time.

  • Will it hurt?

    Treatments for conditions such as hard skin, corns and problem nails are not painful, you can just put your feet up and relax.

  • I’m worried that my feet smell

    We have seen a lot of feet over the years and we really don’t mind! We can help treat problems with foot odour if it worries you.

  • What should I wear to my appointment?

    It is best to come in your normal footwear so we can look at wear patterns and fit. If you struggle to get your own shoes and socks on and off don’t worry we can help.

    If you experience pain during a particular activity it would be useful to bring the shoes along that you wear for that activity for example running shoes.

    If you are having a biomechanical assessment it is best to wear loose fitting trousers as we will need to examine your lower legs.

  • Do I need to bring anything to my first appointment?

    It is useful to bring along a list of medical problems and any medication you are taking as this can help with diagnosis and treatment of your foot problems.

  • How much does it cost?

    The cost depends on the treatment you require, contact the clinic for a full list of fees.