The Department of Podiatry and Chiropody specialises in the treatment and management of foot disorders including:
- Athlete’s foot
- Corns, callosities and fissures
- Dry Eczema
- Skin ulcers
- Verrucae and viral warts
- Epidermolysis Bullosa
Bones and joints
- Bunion and other bone and joint conditions including gout
- Post-operative complications
- Thickened, dry, brittle, psoriatic and eczematous nails
- Fungal infection
The Clinic is led by Dr Tariq Khan, Consultant Podiatrist. Patients in the clinic are seen for conventional podiatry treatments. Patients attend the clinic once a week for two to four weeks, according to the condition being treated. This is followed by a simple treatment regime at home. Treatment includes:
- Conventional podiatry management
- Orthotic therapy
- Foot care advice
- Marigold Therapy
Marigold Therapy is the use of specially formulated herbal products, based on plants such as Tagetes (a type of marigold) and others, applied directly to the feet alongside conventional podiatry treatment.
No animals are used in the manufacture or testing of Marigold Therapy preparations.
Dr Khan may recommend Marigold therapy.
This product is made by a family business.
Homeopathic medicines (taken by mouth) are prescribed where indicated. See our leaflet, “Homeopathy” for details.
If you are unable to attend your appointment please let us know at least 48 hours beforehand so we can offer your appointment to someone else. If you do not attend your appointment without telling us we may refer you back to your GP.
Following your treatment you will be referred back to your GP.
The RLHIM is also a teaching hospital and from time to time other healthcare professionals may observe in outpatient clinics as part of a training course. We will always ask your permission for students to sit in during your consultation. You do not have to have students present if you would prefer not to.