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Welcome to Podiatry

We aim to maintain and promote positive foot health. The Podiatry Service aims to ensure people can achieve their optimum mobility and independence of movement with the minimum of pain and disability, enabling them to undertake active and productive lives.

We work closely with colleagues in the north east Essex Diabetes Service and our other services such as orthotics and physiotherapy

We see adults and children in this service.

When to refer to podiatry:  

  • Foot ulceration
  • In-growing toenails
  • Heel pain workshop for heel pain/ plantar fasciitis
  • Biomechanical problems
  • Diabetics with risk factors and foot pathology e.g. neuropathy/vascular disease/deformity
  • Immuno-suppression with foot pathology
  • Peripheral vascular disease or neuropathy with foot pathology

We offer:  

  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Advice on self-management to support your condition
  • Advice and assessment of chronic foot lesions
  • Nail surgery
  • Biomechanics

Where is the service provided?

We provide clinics at:

Primary Care Centre                                                                       
Turner Road
CO4 3GW           Click here to view map

Clacton and District Hospital
Tower Road
CO15 1LH          Click here to view map

Fryatt and District Hospital
419 Main Road
CO12 4EX          Click here to view map

We will arrange home visits where the person is housebound.

How to access the service

Referrals are accepted from a registered health professional, including your GP or your consultant.

You can also self refer to podiatry via Podiatry Self-refer (Please note children under the age of 16 must be referred by a Health care professional) or you can call us on: 03330 433 966.

We do not offer a service for:

  • Minor foot problems or basic foot care (such as corns and callus) in otherwise healthy individuals
  • Routine or basic nail care. The department only provides treatment for patients with pathological nails such as grossly thickened/ingrowing nails for surgery, please advise private nail care otherwise
  • Minor foot problems in patients with osteo-arthritis or joint replacement in the absence of other significant factors
  • Low risk diabetic or diabetic patients requiring basic nail care
  • Verruca's
  • Fungal infections (nail and skin)
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