The Chaucer HospitalNackington Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7AR Directions
Mon - Sun: Open 24 hrs
Due to COVID restrictions, patients are allowed to nominate one visitor per stay.
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Expert help for foot and ankle conditions
Trauma, ‘wear and tear’ degeneration and disease can all cause damage to a foot or ankle. Sports injuries to the ankle are particularly common, as are foot conditions like fallen arches, bunions or ingrowing toenails.
At The Chaucer Hospital, our foot and ankle surgeons treat the whole range of foot and ankle conditions, getting people out of pain and restoring movement and function. Would you like them to help you too?
Toe & forefoot problems:
Midfoot & hindfoot problems:
Arthritis can develop in a foot or ankle. The most common type is osteoarthritis, which causes damage to the cartilage lining the joint surfaces. Bones normally glide smoothly over one another, but the breakdown of the cartilage creates friction and leads to pain and stiffness in the joint. With the number of bones contained in the foot, osteoarthritis in an ankle or foot can be particularly problematic for both function and movement.
Diabetics are at increased risk of developing a foot problem. Diabetes can cause a reduction in the blood supply to the feet and may affect the sensation in them, a condition known as peripheral neuropathy.
Whether you’ve injured your ankle while exercising or you’ve become more aware of pain and stiffness in your foot that has come on for seemingly no reason, you may choose to see a doctor for expert assessment and guidance. The foot and ankle surgeons at The Chaucer help manage and treat all foot and ankle conditions and would be delighted to help get you out of pain and back to better, easier movement.
They will carry out a physical examination of your foot and ankle to help them determine how much strength and movement you currently have in them. They may also examine your leg, knee and hip to rule out a problem in one of those areas.
Depending on the medical history and examination, you may require additional tests to confirm a diagnosis or to determine the extent of any damage or disease. Our on-site imaging facilities include X-ray, CT, MRI and ultrasound, so any of these can be quickly and easily arranged for you when required.
Once any results are back and a diagnosis has been made, your consultant will be able to talk through treatment options with you.
Common non-surgical treatments include:
Surgical options include a form of keyhole surgery known as arthroscopy and “open” surgery for repair of a complex fracture, or even total ankle replacement
Treatment will be tailored to your particular needs and what would give you the best results. Your consultant will always discuss treatment with you and answer any questions you may have. They will explain the benefits you should realistically expect to see as a result of treatment as well as potential risks or complications.
People come to The Chaucer for assessment and treatment of their foot and ankle conditions for a number of reasons. Some have been referred by their GP or physiotherapist. Others have chosen to self-refer.
Many of our patients are from Canterbury itself, while others travel to us from other areas of Kent.
Regardless of how you’ve been referred to us or the distance you’ll be travelling to visit with us, at The Chaucer you will always benefit from:
Your consultant will thoroughly investigate your symptoms, diagnose the cause and discuss treatment options with you. If surgery is needed on your foot or ankle, this will be arranged for you at the earliest opportunity.
Whether you live in Canterbury itself or will be travelling from further afield, please book your appointment online to arrange your visit with us. We look forward to helping you.