What do Podiatric Surgeons do?
People often ask me what it is I do....
Podiatric Surgeons are trained specifically in the management of foot problems, we are not medical doctors, but we have taken many years to become the destination of choice for the non-surgical and surgical treatment of the foot. Training is thorough and typically takes around 12 years to achieve the grade of Consultant Podiatric Surgeon. To find out more about the training process click here
So what can we treat? Some examples of conditions that we see and manage are;
- Toe deformities
- Morton's neuroma
- Foot arthritis
- Flat feet
- Heel pain including plantar fasciitis
- Lumps and bumps including ganglion and bursitis
- Ingrowing toenails
- Biomechanical and gait problems
Non-surgical treatment will include clinical assessment and sometimes the use of imaging is needed e.g. foot xrays, ultrasound, MRI or CT. A professional opinion, useful advice, insoles/orthotics, steroid injections, dry needling, exercise programmes and appropriate reviews can all go a long way to resolving foot pain.
Sometimes surgery is needed, when either conservative care is not successful or the problem is too great for simpler treatments. There are many surgical options available for foot problems and during your time with a podiatric surgeon they will discuss the most appropriate options with you and will provide verbal and written advice regarding the pros, risks and post-op healing of all operations offered.
At the Baddow Hospital in Chelmsford, Essex, we are able to offer you all of the above treatment options with Mr Ewan Kannegieter, Consultant Podiatric Surgeon. Mr Kannegieter carries out over 600 foot procedures per year and has treated thousands more with non-surgical measures over the years. Mr Kannegieter is recognised by all major UK private healthcare insurers. The Baddow also has a competitive fee structure for self-pay patients.
To see Mr Kannegieter at the Baddow please call 01245 474070 or email [email protected]