Specialist Foot Pain Treatment & Foot Care

The Sussex Foot Centre is a patient-centred Chiropodist and Podiatrist practice in Haywards Heath, West Sussex, offering assessments, diagnostics and a wide range of treatments for the feet and lower limbs. Book Appointment
Effective Treatments
As well as traditional footcare for corns, callus, fungal problems and verrucae, we also offer nail surgery, biomechanical assessments and gait analysis and are able to treat many complex foot problems and conditions. We have extensive experience in treating foot problems in people with chronic conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral vascular disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and other health problems.

Diagnostic Ultrasound Specialists

We have invested in a diagnostic ultrasound machine to ensure you get a speedy diagnosis and can get treatment for painful foot problems straight away. It’s always our aim to get people better fast using the latest technologies and foot care techniques.
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Specialist Orthotics

We also offer a specialist orthotics service to improve foot function and alleviate foot pain. Our custom-made insoles can help many painful conditions, such as plantar fasciitis, shin splints, high or fallen arches, bunions, achilles tendonitis, knee problems and lower back pain.
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Experienced Team

Our highly trained team are able to carry out general and more complex foot treatments, including minor surgeries and can administer cortisone injections for persistent problems in the foot and ankle that haven’t responded to prescribed care.

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Or call — 01444 453874

34 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 4EA

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Foot Care Clinic Services

All of our specialist foot care services are carried out in our relaxing consulting rooms in Haywards Heath, West Sussex by fully trained and highly experienced chiropodists and podiatrists. We offer disabled access but are happy to arrange home visits for those with mobility issues.

Chiropodist

We pride ourselves on providing the highest quality foot care for our patients. Our expert chiropodists specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of foot ailments and provide ongoing palliative care and advice, for conditions such as corns, callus, thickened nails, cracked heels, athletes foot, verrucae, and much more. Learn More

Podiatrist

While chiropody focuses on routine foot care, podiatry also includes Biomechanics: the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of health problems affecting the feet and lower limbs. Our Podiatrists carry out nail surgery and can administer cortisone injections for conditions unresponsive to conservative care. Learn More

Diagnostic Ultrasound

We believe in getting people better quickly. That’s why we’ve invested in a state-of-the-art diagnostic ultrasound machine to give you a real-time diagnosis enabling us to see exactly what is going on and get started with treatment straight away. Ultrasound is one of the safest types of imaging tools and has no contraindications. Learn More

Nail Surgery

When in-growing toenails are left untreated they can cause infection and severe pain. At the Sussex Foot Centre our specialist nail surgeons can carry out nail surgery to swiftly deal with this painful problem. We use a local anaesthetic to ensure you won’t feel a thing Learn More

Diabetic Foot Care

Having diabetes means you are at much greater risk of developing foot problems. Raised blood glucose can damage to the sensation in the feet and circulation is also affected. As a result, injuries to the feet in diabetic patients are much more common and problematic. Learn More

Footwear

At the Sussex Foot Centre we understand how important footwear is to maintaining healthy feet. We offer a wide range of comfort footwear from leading brands, including Padders and DB (EasyB). We stock width fittings from sizes EE to 8E, to ensure you get shoes that fit you perfectly. Learn More

Frequently Asked Questions

Owner, Jon Collins, MSc Principles of Podiatric Surgery, Podiatric Sonographer, BSc (Hons) is a specialist with many years’ experience in the diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems. Click here to learn more.

What is a Chiropodist / Podiatrist?

Podiatrists assess, diagnose, and treat conditions related to the foot and lower limb. Many of the conditions treated are commonly associated with traditional ‘chiropody’, such as corns, callus, verrucae, and nail-cutting. We also treat other conditions, related to podiatry, analysing the way we walk (gait analysis) in order to identify the cause of a pathology and make a diagnosis so that treatment can be directed accordingly. In this situation, we may use orthotics (shoe inserts, insoles) to improve foot function, reduce pain, and prevent it from coming back.

Minor surgeries are carried out by podiatrists, including nail surgery (for ingrowing toe nails), and electrocautery (permanent removal of persistent verrucas, unresponsive to conservative care). In addition we are very proud of our extra training enabling us to administer cortisone injections into the foot and ankle for persistent pathologies which haven’t responded to conservative care.

Alongside routine chiropody and podiatry, we also treat the feet in the context of various systemic conditions such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, peripheral vascular disease, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, and many more.

What is the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist?

Quite simply there is no real difference. As of 1993, Chiropody changed its name to Podiatry, as it is the internationally recognised name for a foot specialist, and also more appropriate as podiatry encompasses a more modern approach to the profession, looking at pharmacology, biomechanics, orthotics, cortisone injections, nail surgery and foot surgery.

The profession, like its name, is constantly changing due to the extensive training given to students and the continuing education that enables podiatrists to treat a wide array of foot, lower limb and kinetic chain problems. But never forgetting how the profession started and continuing to treat the more routine corns, callus, and nail care.

Do I need a GP referral to see you?

You do not need to see your GP first if you are paying for your own treatment. However, some health insurance companies require you to see your GP first. Check with your insurance company first if you plan on claiming on health insurance.

‘What is the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)?

The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is and independent, UK-wide, health regulator which was set up to protect the public. The HCPC keeps a register of health professionals who meet their high standards of training, professional skills, behaviour and health. All of our practitioners at the Sussex Foot Centre are HCPC registered.s.

Who should see a Podiatrist?

At the Sussex Foot Centre we see patients of all ages: young children, teenagers, adults and also senior residents of the Haywards Heath and surrounding areas. There is a common misconception that it is only elderly people that need treatment for their feet.

It is estimated that 9 out of 10 of us will experience foot problems at least once in our life, this can happen at any age, at any time. It is important to see a podiatrist before any foot problems become worse. Get advice from your podiatrist about any family history of foot problems and how they may affect you (e.g. crossed over toes, bunions, flat feet, etc).