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Podiatric clinic

Expert treatment for complex foot and ankle problems

Podiatry is the specific branch of medicine that deals with diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the foot and ankle. A podiatrist will treat a range of foot health issues, some of which are listed in the table below.

The Podiatry Clinic at The Ridgeway Hospital offers diagnosis and modern treatments for a wide range of conditions, with on-site access to orthopaedic consultants, sports physicians and physiotherapy as required.


Do you suffer from knee pain?

Then the possible cause could be:

  • Chondromalacia patellae
  • Patellofemoral syndrome
  • Iliotibial band syndrome

Do you suffer from shin pain?

Then the possible cause could be:

  • Medial tibial stress syndrome
  • Compartment syndrome

Do you suffer from ankle pain?

Then the possible cause could be:

  • Ankle instability
  • Tendinitis

Do you suffer from heel pain?

Then the possible cause could be:

  • Plantar fasciitis/heel spur
  • Achilles tendonitis

Do you suffer from foot ‘in-rolling’ / fallen arches / flat feet?

Then the possible cause could be:

  • Excessive pronation
  • Pes planus

Do you suffer from bunions / big toe joint pain / forefoot pain?

Then the possible cause could be:

  • Hallux valgus
  • Hallux rigidus
  • Mortons neuroma

These are just a few examples of conditions in the lower limb that may be caused by poor foot mechanics. The hips and the lower back may also be affected. Just because the feet do not hurt, does not mean they are not at fault. Lower limb problems are surprisingly common in all ages, yet many go untreated or are treated unsuccessfully because the cause of the symptoms may not be identified.

Conditions treated

  • Ankle pain  
  • Foot pain
  • Sports injuries such as: ankle sprains, shin splints, knee pain, metatarsalgia, and hip discomfort
  • Lower and mid back pain


  • Bio-Mechanical and musculoskeletal assessment
  • Gait analysis
  • Orthoses – semi-bespoke and custom made foot devices


For appointments and referrals please call 0800 404 6652 or make an online enquiry.

Specialists offering Podiatric clinic

Mr Ben John Yates

Consultant Podiatric Surgeon

MSc BSc (Hons) F.C. Pod. (S) D.Pod.M

The Ridgeway Hospital

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