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 anaesthetic is available for individuals with or without a medical risk that have a problem that cannot be managed conservatively.
Access to podiatry services
Patients can be referred by their GP, nurse, health visitor, social services and other healthcare professional.
Unfortunately service delivery has been affected due to a number of contributing factors, including staff shortages. Depending on the urgency of your foot problem waiting times may vary.
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, Thie Rosien, Castletown Road, Port Erin, Isle of Man IM9 6BD
- The Podiatry Clinic, Ramsey and District Cottage Hospital, Ramsey IM8 3RH
- The Western Wellbeing Centre, Derby Road, Peel, Isle of Man, IM5 1HP
- The podiatry team can also visit you in your home if you're housebound, Hospice, nursing and residential care homes and hospital wards
If you need an emergency appointment, please call the Podiatry Administration team on +44 1624 642652/ 642656 and you will be offered an appointment at one of our sites.
Monday to Friday - 8.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed
Bank Holidays – Closed
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
Telephone lines are active between 9.30am - 1pm and 2pm - 3pm. There is an option to leave a voicemail outside of these hours.
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.