At Ward Green Lodge our contracted Chropodist visits every 6-8 weeks, residents can use our service or continue to use their own in the community, the Chiropody/Podiatry is the maintenance of feet, ensuring they are kept healthy and in good condition. It involves the inspection and detection of foot conditions, which may require treatment as well as foot care education. There is no difference between chiropody and podiatry; podiatry is just a more modern name for chiropody. The foot is a complex structure with many health problems manifesting themselves there. A chiropodist is therefore trained to recognise any such medical condition. The chiropodist has a good knowledge of the whole body and this additionally helps in identifying the cause of a foot problem and its implication on general health. Foot problems can be inherited or can develop as a side effect of other illnesses such as diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis or can appear from middle age by wearing ill-fitting shoes.