BMI The Sloane Hospital125 Albemarle Road, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 5HS Directions
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Expert treatment for complex foot and ankle problems
A foot and ankle together contain 28 bones, as well as a complex arrangement of ligaments, tendons, muscles and joints. These help to provide incredible function and mobility in the foot and ankle. Damage to any part of the foot or ankle – whether through trauma, disease or wear and tear degeneration - can have a significant impact on how easily we can move around.
At BMI The Sloane Hospital in Beckenham, Kent, exceptionally experienced Consultant Foot and Ankle Surgeons provide treatment for a wide range of foot and ankle symptoms and conditions, from toe deformities and bunions to ankle arthritis and sports injuries. They would be delighted to help you too.
Toe & forefoot problems:
Midfoot & hindfoot problems:
If you have diabetes, you are more at risk of developing a foot problem. Diabetes can affect the blood and nerve supply to a foot, causing pain, numbness or weakness in the foot. This is known as peripheral neuropathy.
Whether you have any of the problems listed above or any other symptoms or concerns, our consultants can help you access the support you need.
Conservative treatments include:
If surgery is needed, this may be done by open surgery or by keyhole surgery (arthroscopy), where a small telescope is inserted into the joint through a tiny cut in the skin. As arthroscopy uses only very small cuts, pain and scarring is reduced and recovery is faster.
The foot and ankle specialists at BMI The Sloane Hospital provide a wide range of treatments, from management of ingrowing toenails to complex hindfoot procedures, repair of fractures, joint fusions and even total ankle replacements.
Whether you require surgical or conservative treatment, your consultant will carefully tailor treatment to your specific condition and what would be best for you. They will discuss the treatment plan with you, explaining the benefits you should expect to see as well as any potential risks or complications. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be very happy to talk through them with you.
They will carry out a physical examination of your feet and ankles and may ask you to stand on one leg at a time to assess stability and strength in the ankle.
Some ankle and foot problems can be caused by a problem in the knee or hip, so your consultant may examine the whole of your leg as well as your hip to check for problems such as poor alignment of the knee or arthritis in the hip.
This may be all that is needed to make a diagnosis and plan treatment. In other cases, additional investigations may be required to confirm a diagnosis or to determine the extent of any damage or disease within the foot or ankle.
This will often be an X-ray while you are standing, which helps show the bony architecture of the foot and ankle while weight-bearing. Ultrasound and MRI scans can also be extremely helpful, particularly when investigating soft tissues problems. These are all available on-site and are easily arranged for you if required.
Once the results of any investigations are back and a diagnosis has been made, your consultant will meet with you again to discuss suitable treatment options.
People are referred to us by their GP, physiotherapist, osteopath, podiatrist or orthotist, while others are recommended to us by a friend or family member. A medical referral can be helpful, but you can self-refer to avoid delay.
We treat people with private medical insurance and those using a self-pay option.
When you choose BMI The Sloane Hospital for your foot or ankle treatment, you will benefit from:
If you are struggling with any kind of problem in a foot or ankle, it is good to know that help is readily available. When you book a private appointment, your consultant will thoroughly investigate the cause(s) of your symptoms, diagnose the problem and explore treatment options with you.
For peace of mind and known expert care for your foot or ankle problem, why not book your private consultation now?
We look forward to welcoming you to BMI The Sloane Hospital and helping to get you out or pain and stiffness in your foot or ankle and back to better movement and function once again.
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.
Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)