Podiatry - Foot health
Our podiatry teams provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment of disease and conditions affecting the foot and lower limb. Our treatments are focused on relieving symptoms, improving function, disease prevention, and maintaining independence and well-being.
We provide a range of foot health related services including:
- Screening and treatment of at-risk patients
- Chronic and acute ulcer management
- Nail surgery
- Removal of corns, and other soft tissue lesions
- Health promotion, education and advice
- Maintenance care for chronic and irreversible foot problems
Eligibility criteria for the service is restricted to individuals that have a medical risk and foot condition, which could put them at risk such as infection or ulceration or amputation.
Corrective nail surgery under local anesthetic is available for individuals with or without a medical risk that have a problem that cannot be managed conservatively.
Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed
Bank Holidays - Closed
We do not operate an emergency service.
If you have a foot emergency that cannot wait until your GP's surgery is next open, you should telephone your usual doctor's surgery and a recorded message will inform you of the number to call.
The Manx Emergency Doctor Service (MEDS) operates when your GP surgery is closed.
+44 1624 642652 / +44 1624 642656
Access to podiatry services
Patients can be referred by their GP, nurse, health visitor, social services and other healthcare professional.
On request group talks can be given to nursing homes and carers. Information is given on what is classed a problem foot, what to look out for and who to contact if a problem occurs. Nail care, foot hygiene and footwear are all very important to patients unable to do this for themselves.
Depending where are you are being refered from and how urgent your need for the podiatry service is, will depend on how long you may have to wait. The usual waiting times are:
- acute diabetic ulceration patients seen within 3 days
- nail surgery assessment and initial treatment for acute/infected in growing nails within 2 weeks
- high risk patients seen within 4-6 weeks
- non urgent referrals wait 3 to 5 months for an assessment appointment
We have a range of podiatry clinics around the island. You will usually be seen at:
- The Podiatry Clinic, Central Community Health Centre, Westmoreland Road, Douglas Isle of Man IM1 4QA
- The Podiatry Clinic, Manx Diabetes Centre, Noble's Hospital, Braddan Isle of Man IM4 4RJ
- The Podiatry Clinic, Thie Rosien, Castletown Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6BD
- The Podiatry Clinic, Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital, Ramsey IM8 3RH
The podiatry team can also visit you in health clinics, your home if you're housebound, Hospice, nursing and residential care homes, hospital wards and also homeless drop in centres.
The College of Podiatry have released nine videos that aim to provide you with easy to digest information on what podiatry is and what a podiatrist can do to alleviate common foot problems.
These videos are accessible via The College of Podiatry website.