Advice about Private Podiatry

Why might I need private podiatry care?

Suffolk Podiatry is here to provide care for those patients with a higher risk of foot complications or who have active foot disease requiring quick access to spacialist care in line with the National Institue of Clinical Excellence (NICE).

This means that we do not provide the following routine treatments:

 - Routine Toenail Cutting

 - Treatment for Verrucas

 - Treatment for fungal infections such as Athlete's foot and fungal toenails.

For verrucas & Fungal infections you may want to consult your pharmacist, or you may want to see a private podiatrist particularly if you need help cutting toenails. 

How do I find a properly qualified podiatrist?

"Podiatrist" and "Chiropodist" are protected titles and anyone calling themself a Podiatrist or Chiropodist is required to be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Many Podiatrists are also members of the College of Podiatry. The College offer a search facility to help you find a suitable podiatrist near you. Please click on the link below to visit their site:

 The College of Podiatry : Find a Podiatrist

Leaflets about Diabetes and the Feet


Do you have diabetes? Do you know your risk of Foot Health Complications? When your feet are checked either by your Nurse or by a Podiatrist they will assess you to see whether your feet are at risk of developing any complications. Depending on the results you will be in one of these groups, in accordance with NICE guidelines: Low Risk, Moderate Risk or High Risk. 



 Please click on the buttons below to download a PDF of any of the advice sheets listed here.


  General overview of how to look after your feet if you have diabetes

  Information specific to those who have been told they have diabetes and are at
"Moderate" risk of foot health complications.

Information specific to those who have been told they have diabetes and are at "High"
risk of foot health complications.

Advice for looking after a diabetic foot ulcer

Information about what a "Foot Attack" is and what to look for if you think you are having
a "Foot Attack".

General Advice Leaflets


This page contains link to our advice leaflets. This list is being added to and updated on a regular basis but if you do not find what you are looking for, you may be able to find more information on NHS Choices. Please click here to go the NHS Choices website.

The leaflets below will sometimes be sent to you electronically if you complete an online referral, the leaflets are selected based on the information you provide as you complete the referral questions.

Please be aware it is not possible to provide a accurate treatment plan without proper assessment by a podiatrist. 

  Information about how the podiatry service protects our most vulnerable patients

  Advice for stretching the calf muscles. (Helpful for conditions such as heel pain)

Advice for patients suffering with pain in their big toe joints

Information and Advice about forefoot pain (also known as "Metatarsalgia")

The right footwear for you essential if you want your podiatry care to be effective.

Self-help advice for patients suffering with Fungal Toenail Infections.

Self-help advice for patients suffering with ingrowing toenails.

Advice for patients wanting more information about what nail surgery is all about

Advice for patients suffering with heel pain including conditions such as plantar fasciitis

Advice for self-care of Verrucas (please be aware that our service does not provide
treatment for Verrucas)


Advice for self-care of Corns & Callus

Referral Guide for Health Care Professionals

Children's Feet - Advice Leaflets


Please click on the buttons below to download a PDF of any of the advice sheets listed here. Please be aware that we do not assess or treat children under the age of 5.



  Advice about hypermobility in children. (Over flexible joints sometimes causing pain)

  Information about children who walk with their toes pointing inwards.

Information leaflet about knee pain associated with rapid growth in children.

Information about children with "flat feet"

Information about heel pain associated with rapid growth in children.
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