The podiatry team provides a service for people with foot health problems, the majority of which are associated with long term conditions. Treatment is offered to inpatients, outpatients and at specialised clinics in the community and includes basic footcare, annual foot checks and routine treatment.
The majority of patients have long term conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and peripheral vascular disease. However short term care is also provided for those with conditions such as heel pain, plantar fasciitis, ingrowing toe nails and children with development problems relating to gait.
Most of the work is carried out in community clinics and consists of continuing care of mainly the elderly. However, there is a wide range of expertise within the department and so we are able to provide the full scope of podiatric services including biomechanical assessment, manufacture of orthoses, nail surgery and specialised treatment and monitoring for diabetics.
Where we work
The main community departments are based at the Grimsby Community Clinic, Scartho Medical Centre and the Ironstone Centre, Scunthorpe but we also work in the diabetes centres at the Grimsby and Scunthorpe hospitals and at a number of GP practices and community clinics including:
- The Beacon Medical Centre, Cleethorpes
- The Stirling Street Medical Centre, Grimsby
- The Pilgrim Primary Care Centre, Immingham
- Freshney Green Primary Care Centre, Grimsby
- Barton on Humber
- Ashby Health Centre Scunthorpe
Access to the service is via medical, health professional or nursing referral and the average waiting time from referral to first appointment is three weeks.