Chiropody is a regulated healthcare profession that focuses on the assessment and management of the foot and foot related conditions.  Treatment is achieved through a medical, surgical or palliative approach.

What does a Chiropodist Do?

A Chiropodist is a primary care professional who specializes in the assessment, management and prevention of dysfunctions, disorders and diseases of the foot.  Chiropodists are an integral part of the multidisciplinary health care team, who are skilled in the management of acute and chronic conditions affecting the foot. These conditions include, but are not limited to routine diabetic foot care, sports and traumatic injuries, biomechanical assessments and orthotic therapy, pediatric foot conditions and ulcer care. A referral is not required to consult a chiropodist who may work independently; however, chiropodists often work closely with other medical professionals as part of the health care team.

Chiropodists treat a wide range of foot conditions, including:

Various Nail diseases (Fungal Toenails, Ingrown Toenails, Paronychia, etc.)
Remove Calluses, Corns, Warts, etc.
Various foot inflammation (Athletes Foot Infection, Diabetic foot, Ulceration, etc.)
Various foot injuries (Achilles Tendonitis, Ankle sprains, etc.)
Flat foot / High Arched Foot
Heel spur, Plantar fasciitis, Bunion

Case Studies

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Mr. Wang, In grown Nail (Onychocryptosis)

⌈ Problem ⌋  Mr. Wang, a 19 year old student, had an ingrown toil nail (onychocryptosis).  His right big toe was swollen, with pus and mal-odour.  He has a history of recurrent infection.  He felt pain with walking and could not wear regular shoes. ⌈…
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Ms. Li, Plantar Warts

⌈ Problem ⌋  Mr. Wang, a 19 year old student, had an ingrown toil nail (onychocryptosis).  His right big toe was swollen, with pus and mal-odour.  He has a history of recurrent infection.  He felt pain with walking and could not wear regular shoes. ⌈…
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Mr. Jin, Diabetic Foot and Heel Spurs

⌈ Problem ⌋  Mr. Jin, a 64 year old male has had diabetes for many years.  He has mild peripheral neuropathy and poor circulation in his lower limbs.  He also suffered right heel pain for many years.  X-ray reports showed he has bilateral heel spurs.…

Our Experts

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March 31, 2019

Shuliang ZHANG

Chiropodist