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We provide specialist assessment, advice and treatment to help reduce foot and lower limb pain, and to maintain or improve the health of people’s feet.
Our podiatry service (previously known as chiropody) cares for people who have an injury or medical condition that puts them at risk of developing potentially serious foot problems, such as infections, ulcerations or amputations.
We work to help patients be as mobile as possible, with the minimum of pain and disability, supporting their independence and improving their quality of life.
Our podiatrists are based at GP surgeries, community clinics and hospitals across Dorset. In exceptional circumstances, we can also arrange to visit people who are unable to leave their home.
If you, or your loved one, have concerns about foot or lower limb problems, please discuss with your GP in the first instance. If your GP thinks more specialist treatment is required, he/she will refer you to our service.
For more information about podiatry services, including advice for carers, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Patient Information Leaflets
Looking after your feet with diabetes; Low risk foot; Moderate risk; High risk; Holiday Feet; Footwear advice; Charcot foot; Looking after a foot ulcer
How to find a Podiatrist
How to take care of your feet
Free copies of leaflets/booklets available via: https://shop.diabetes.org.uk/collections/putting-feet-first
Cosy Feet – Extra roomy footwear
DB Shoes – Wider fit shoes
Prama CARE – Nail cutting service
Tel: 01202 207308
Age UK – Nail cutting service
Tel: 01202 530530
All videos are from the Our Dorset library.
How to care for your feet
How to look after your toe nails
Looking after your feet when you have Diabetes
An introduction to pressure ulcers
Preventing pressure ulcers – what to look for