Patient self-care information

We have gathered information that will help you to manage your condition at home. This information is not intended to replace a consultation with an appropriate qualified health professional; however, it may help improve your situation or ease pain until you are able to have a consultation.

We recommend you seek medical advice and assessment should any of the following occur:

  • If you notice swelling, redness, heat and/or a wound.
  • If you have been involved in a trauma and you are experiencing severe pain with a reduction of movement.
  • If after a few weeks your pain is no better with over-the-counter pain relief.
  • If you have symptoms such as pins and needles, weakness, or, numbness in your legs.
  • Dizziness, nausea, or fainting.
  • If you have severe pain at night, that does not get better with movement to try to make yourself more comfortable.
  • If you are unable to weight bear through your leg because of the pain.

Leaflet Name File
Achilles Tendinopathy Link
Bunions HAV Link
Flat Feet in Children Link
Footwear Advice Link
Hallux Limitus Link
How to Apply Your Strapping Link
Inshoe Device Link
Morton’s Neuroma Link
Plantar Fasciitis Link
Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and Dysfunction Link
Stretching Advice Link
Chilblains Link
Excess Sweating Link
Foot Ulcer Care Link
Fungal Infections Link
Guide to Footcare Link
Verrucae Link
Charcot Foot Link
Information about your Diabetic foot Link
High Risk - Diabetes Foot Care information and advice leaflet Link
Moderate Risk - Diabetes Foot Care information and advice leaflet Link
Low Risk - Diabetes Foot Care information and advice leaflet Link
Holiday Footcare Advice for people with ‘at risk’ feet Link