Foot and ankle pain treatments

Foot and ankle pain are incredibly common. Adults average between 4,000 and 6,000 steps a day, and the human foot contains 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 tendons, muscles and ligaments. It’s no surprise then that even the slightest twist, misstep or pressure can cause debilitating foot pain, with nearly 75% of people experiencing a foot or ankle issue at some point in their life.

Whether foot arthritis leaves you hobbling around your home, an Achilles injury stops you from feeling your best or changing your shoes hasn’t eased your bunion pain, the experienced foot and ankle specialists at our Foot & Ankle Unit can treat a variety of conditions and injuries.

You can browse our most commonly treated conditions and injuries below. If you’re not sure of the cause of your foot and ankle pain, you can get in touch with our Consultants by filling in the form. Even if your condition isn’t listed, we may be able to help. Our foot and ankle specialists have decades of combined experience and have collectively performed thousands of operations to treat all types of foot and ankle pain.

What to expect when you book an appointment with our foot and ankle specialists

We’re one of the world’s leading charitable hospitals, so whether you’re an in-patient, day-case patient or out-patient, you can always expect a first-rate level of service.

Your healthcare journey with St John & St Elizabeth Hospital will always begin with an assessment. This may be to diagnose your foot and ankle pain or ensure you are well enough to proceed with a procedure.

We treat every patient as a person, not a number, which means you’ll receive a personalised treatment plan overseen by your foot and ankle specialist. You will always be able to ask your Consultant any questions you have about your treatment, and we welcome you to share any concerns you might have so that we can take the time to reassure you and adapt your treatment plan accordingly.

Our goal is to make sure your stay is as stress-free as possible. We know private healthcare and health insurance can seem complicated, and we don’t want you to worry about paying for your care while you’re recovering from treatment. Our Admissions Team is happy to answer any questions you may have about paying for your treatment so that it’s all arranged before your stay.

If you need a procedure, we’ll escort you to your room after arriving at the Hospital. Here, a nurse or member of our Admissions Team will explain your individual care plan, show you the facilities and make sure you are comfortable.

Treatments at our London Foot and Ankle Clinic

Our London Foot and Ankle Clinic boasts state-of-the-art equipment and a team of foot experts, allowing us to offer treatment for any foot or ankle injury or medical condition.

Make an enquiry

If you have any questions relating to treatment options or pricing information, get in touch with us by filling out one of our contact boxes or giving us a call on 0207 806 4044.

Our Appointments Team have a dedicated and caring approach to finding you the earliest appointment possible with the best specialist.

If you are self-paying you don’t need a referral from your GP for a consultation. You can simply refer yourself* and book an appointment.

If you have health insurance (e.g. Bupa, Axa Health, Aviva), you will need to contact your insurer to get authorisation before any treatment, and in most cases you will also require a referral letter from your GP.

If you are not registered with a GP, we have an in-house private GP practice you can use. Alternatively, we can suggest the most appropriate course of action for you to take, given your location and individual circumstances.

*Please note – for investigations such as X-rays and MRIs, a referral will be required. However, we may be able to arrange this for you through our on-site private GP.

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