Our Podiatry Cork Services Include
- A Complete Diabetic Foot Screen and Assessment
- Foot and Nail Care Treatments and Advice
- Callus and Corn Removal
- Skin and Fungal Infections Treatments
- Specialised Footwear and Socks (subsidised prices)
- Shoe Fitting
- Communication with GP and referrals, where necessary
- Biomechanical Assessment for Orthotics
Treatments available for:
- Toenail Problems, such as Thickened Toenails, Fungal Nail Infections, or Ingrown Toenails
- Dry and Cracked Heels
- Foot, Ankle and Heel Pain
- Bunions, Verruca’s, Athletes Foot, Gout
- Arthritic Footcare
What to expect from your first appointment
You should aim to arrive 5-10 minutes before your first scheduled appointment and register at reception.
We are the only podiatry clinic in Ireland that allows up to 1 hour for your first appointment. Our Podiatrists prefer to have time to fully understand your needs, build your trust and provide you with a positive personal service.
During your appointment, our Podiatrist will undertake a range of assessments for you. To see our full infographic, click here.
General and Dermatological assessment
The Podiatrist will ask you about any problems you may be experiencing with your feet, any underlying issues that you may have and have a detailed discussion about your medical history. It is important to be truthful with your information as it is vital to your potential treatment plan. Your details are 100% confidential.
Will discuss your footwear and offer advice. This will include checking your shoes to ensure they are a proper fit. Shoes that don’t fit well or cause discomfort can lead to issues such as blisters and calluses. The Podiatrist will advise you on suitable specialised footwear and orthotics, if necessary.
The Podiatrist will examine your skin for various skin problems, including dryness, cracking, calluses, blisters, and ulcers. These are very common problems.
Examine between your toes for cracks and fungal infection and your toenails will be checked for thickened nails, ingrown toenails, and signs of fungal infection. The Podiatrist will trim your nails and treat callus and corns.
Nerve damage, known as neuropathy, poor circulation and blood flow is very common but can be extremely serious.
The Podiatrist will complete a variety of tests including
- Pinprick test. The Podiatrist will gently prick the bottom of your foot with a small pin to see if you can feel it.
- Monofilament test. The Podiatrist will use a soft nylon fiber to brush your feet to test your foot’s sensitivity to touch.
- Visual perception tests. The Podiatrist will place a vibrating tuning fork against your foot and toes to check if you can feel the sensation and assess your ankle reflexes.
Vascular and Musculoskeletal assessment
The Podiatrist will check the blood circulation in your feet using a special device called a doppler to listen to your foot pulses and examine the shape and structure of your foot to strike out any bone abnormalities in the feet and toes.
On completion, the Podiatrist will design an appropriate footcare plan and treatment option based on your individual needs. You will receive advice on your ‘at home’ care plan, nail cutting techniques, appropriate footwear and much more. Follow-up appointments will also be discussed with you.
Great footcare is important for all of us but for people with diabetes, it is essential. Serious complications such as foot ulcers or amputations are avoidable. You can also avoid pain, distress, reduced fitness for everyday life, time lost at work and loss of earnings by simply putting a care plan in place. We are here to help so don’t delay and book your appointment with a Diabetes Ireland Podiatrist today.
Appointment prices differ for members and non-members of Diabetes Ireland. Click here for our podiatry rates.
As well as discounted care centre visits, there are many more great benefits to becoming a member of Diabetes Ireland. Click here for more information on membership.
If you are a person living with diabetes, it is important you have a foot assessment with a Podiatrist at least once a year.
Meet the Team
Christine Mc Sweeney, BSc Podiatry, MSc Diabetes
Christine, a Senior Podiatrist gained a degree in Podiatry from Queen Margaret University Edinburgh and a master’s degree in diabetes from Glasgow Caledonian University. She has garnered experience working as a podiatrist with the NHS Scotland and in private sector practice. During her time in the UK Christine had a keen interest in emergency medicine and worked with medical humanitarian organisations (MSF & MDM) in the refugee camps of Europe as part of The Foot Project. Christine returned from the UK last year to join the team at Diabetes Ireland. She is now focused on providing preventative foot care as part of Diabetes Ireland.
Giorgia Cappello-Choudhary, BSc (Hons) Podiatry
Giorgia gained a Bachelor of Science Degree with Honours in Podiatry from Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. She lived in Scotland for 15 years, gaining experience while working as a podiatrist with the NHS Scotland treating High-Risk patients with and without Diabetes, as well as in private practice. During her time in the UK Giorgia led the Scottish branch of the Charity Forgotten Feet, helping the homeless in Edinburgh. Giorgia returned from the UK last year to join the team at Diabetes Ireland. She is now focused on providing preventative foot care as part of Diabetes Ireland.
Get in touch with us
Monday – Friday : 9am – 5pm
Phone: 021 427 4229
Address: Diabetes Ireland Podiatry Services, Cork, Enterprise House, 36 Mary Street, Cork City (Off George’s Quay)
Email: [email protected]
Tax-Relief – Non-medical cardholders may be able to claim tax relief on Podiatry care if required to attend by your GP/Medical Care Team.