Foot, Ankle & Heel Pain
Biomechanical / MSK Assessment - £65
PodoSmart Gait Analysis (includes assessment and summary report) - £160
Biomechanics Review - £55
Podosmart Gait Analysis (stand alone service with summary report) - £100
Soft tissue / Joint mobilisation - £55
Orthotics / Insoles - from £35
Custom made orthotics - from £290
Consultation & Assessment with Scott Alldrick - £65
Follow up with Scott Alldrick - £40
Steroid Injection - £120 - £150
Guided ultrasound joint steroid injection - £200
Foot, ankle and heel pain may have many causes. It is important to establish what is causing the pain or discomfort before any form of treatment, insole or orthotic is prescribed and that is where a podiatrist comes in!
Timely intervention and appropriate investigation and treatment is important so that healing can take place as quickly as possible. The longer the pain continues, it can become long standing or chronic, and the longer it may take to treat for an effective outcome.
A podiatrist is able to assess, diagnose and treat foot, ankle and heel pain and prescribe the best course of treatment. In the long run this may save the patient time and money as over the counter insoles and inappropriate exercises may be doing more harm than good.
It is important for the podiatrist to understand how the pain started and the pattern of intensity and frequency of the pain as well as the site/s where the pain manifests and under what circumstances. A full medical history and biomechanical assessment is carried out at the first appointment. This may involve an examination of the lower limbs particularly the structure and alignment of the shoulders, pelvis, knees, legs and feet at rest and weight bearing. Sometimes a weakness in one area can lead to pain or structural problem somewhere else.
A differential diagnosis is given after the assessment and investigations such as x-rays or ultrasound scans organised via the GP if appropriate to confirm the diagnosis. A recommended treatment pathway and treatment plan is discussed with the patient.
Treatment plans may include:
advice on pain control / rest / footwear advice
stretching, strengthening and proprioception exercises at specific intervals in the treatment pathway supported by Physitrack videos
insoles or semi custom made orthotics
soft tissue or joint mobilisation therapy
referral to an MSK Specialist Podiatrist for injection therapy
referral to a Surgical Podiatrist
referral to a Sports Therapist. We are affiliated to Marcus at Paeon Injury & Fitness based in Chasewater
PodoSmart Gait Analysis
The PodoSmart system uses the latest technology to accurately measure your walking or running profile in just a few minutes. Smart insoles featuring in built sensors that detect the smallest foot movements and an integrated micro-processor that calculates biomechanical data are inserted into your shoes. A short walk or run is carried out to collect detailed information on your walking or running profile. The results are transferred to a PC or tablet by Bluetooth and analysed by the Podiatrist to provide a comprehensive review of you biomechanical efficiency. Results can be reviewed at a future date for comparative analysis if required.
If orthotics are indicated, we offer a three tier solution to meet all budgets and needs.
1st line solution - off the peg
Semi bespoke solution - which can be adapted and modified to the patient's prescription
Bespoke or custom solution - foam box impressions are taken and lab manufactured to meet the patient's exact requirements.