Well4ever in South West London can help if you are experiencing problems with your feet, ankles or legs. Chiropody is the diagnosis and treatment of problems related to the foot, ankle and leg. Chiropody and podiatry (or podiatric medicine) are synonymous terms, with the latter being adopted more universally and more contemporarily.

Common day-to-day problems Well4ever’s Putney chiropodist can treat include:

  • Problems affecting the toenails, eg. thickened, fungal or ingrowing nails
  • Corns and calluses
  • Athlete’s foot
  • Dry and cracked heels
  • Verrucas
  • Bunions
  • Flat feet

In addition, our chiropodist can provide therapy for:

  • Toe-nail cutting
  • Diabetic foot care
  • Biomechanical problems
  • Children’s development problems
  • Nail surgery

What to Expect

Podiatrists diagnose and treat conditions pertaining to the feet, including toes and toenails, ankles and lower extremities (the legs). The objective is to increase mobility, reduce pain and eliminate the cause of any health problems affecting that area of the body. Podiatrists will use a variety of methods to treat a relevant condition, including using surgery and medication. In addition, podiatrists can assess what is causing the ailment and advise you on how to best care for your feet, ankles and legs, including information on what kind of shoes to wear, how to trim your toenails, wash and dry your feet and how to prevent and recurring issues.

We put our feet through a lot each and every day and proper foot care is essential to keeping our bodies feeling healthy, active and well. Please note that Well4ever’s chiropodist is available to do home visits in South West London if you are unable to leave your home.

There is evidence of chiropody in action dating back to ancient Egyptian times, as early as 4,000 years ago. Hippocrates invented the first scalpel to manage corns and calluses of the foot and Abraham Lincoln employed a personal chiropodist. However, the first society of chiropodists, or podiatrists and the first dedicated school was only established at the turn of the 20th century.


  • New York State Podiatric Medical Association. Available.