I HAVE A FOOT/ANKLE PROBLEM

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Many foot and ankle conditions can be painful and debilitating. A comprehensive medical history and examination and appropriate investigations is key to accurate diagnosis so that your condition is managed appropriately.

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT OPTIONS?

Surgeons During Operation

Many foot and ankle conditions can be treated successfully without surgery. The surgical options as well as non-surgical options will be discussed in full, taking into account your worries, concerns, and expectations so that the appropriate treatment is delivered with you in mind.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER?

Physical Therapy Session

Any form of treatment requires close follow up and rehabilitation. My practice enlists the help of physiotherapists and orthotists to deliver a comprehensive treatment strategy. I will keep you informed of your progress and the potential treatment options at every step, keeping you central to the treatment I deliver.

 

CONDITIONS TREATED

FOOT CONDITIONS

  • Bunions (hallux valgus)

  • Big toe arthritis (Hallux rigidus)

  • Tailor's bunion (Bunionette)

  • Toe deformities (mallet/claw/hammer/crossover toes)

  • Ingrowing toe nails

  • Pain at the ball of the foot (Metatarsalgia)

  • Morton neuroma

HEEL PAIN

  • Plantar fasciitis

  • Achilles tendinopathy / tendonitis

  • Haglund deformity

ARTHRITIS

  • Arthritis of the midfoot

  • Ankle arthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

DEFORMITY

  • Flat foot (Pes planus)

  • High arched foot (Pes cavus)

  • Ganglion cysts

TENDON DISORDERS

  • Tibialis posterior tendon dysfunction

  • Achilles tendonitis

  • Haglund deformity

  • Peroneal tendon disorders

SPORTS INJURY / TRAUMA

  • Achilles tendon rupture

  • Ankle ligament sprain/rupture

  • Ankle instability

  • Fractures of the foot and ankle

 

FEES AND TERMS

Consultation fees and medical insurance

CONSULTATION AND HOSPITAL FEES

The outpatient appointment fees are for consultation only. This fee does not include:

  • X-rays or MRI scans (or any other radiology diagnostic tests)

  • Blood tests or injections (Outpatient or In-Patient)

  • Physiotherapy or operations


Details of radiology or physiotherapy costs should be obtained direct from the relevant hospital. Should a procedure be recommended,  clear details of procedure code would be provided, which will enable you to discuss reimbursement

with your medical insurance company. The level of ‘cover’ may differ depending on the company and the type of policy you have.

MEDICAL INSURANCE

Prior to your initial appointment it is advised you thoroughly check the conditions of your policy with your insurer. Every policy is different, in some cases there may be an excess charge to pay. It is possible to obtain a pre-authorisation number prior to the appointment.


I am recognised by all the major private insurance companies including BUPA, AVIVA, AXA PPP, Cigna, Vitality, Healix, Simply Health and WPA. Every policy is different and we are not party to either individual or corporate policy information. It is important to note that our contract to treat is with you, the patient, and regardless of medical health cover you remain responsible for the payment of fees. This is especially important in the event of any failure by your insurer to fully reimburse your treatment which results in a shortfall in payment.

SELF PAY PACKAGES

The initial consultation will be no more than £200. Follow up consultations will be no more than £150.

Self-funding patients can obtain a detailed quote from the hospital which will cover the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees for each specific procedure.