Chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments can have direct and indirect impacts on the feet and lower limbs. This can be through the chemical effects on your body and can impact your structural alignment (biomechanics) leading to a range of related complications. Getting support and treatment at the right time, that can work in conjunction with your existing treatment plans, can be an important part of maintaining both physical and mental wellbeing.
The clinic sees a lot of oncology patients to whom we provide specific tried and tested preventive and acute treatments. We also provide these patients with advice and a treatment plan on how to maintain healthy feet during their courses of treatment. Some patients may only require one off treatments for their condition whilst others may benefit from regular appointments.
Afni Shah-Hamilton is an expert in cancer-related foot care and has had several articles published in the podiatric journal for the Institute of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (see link). She has advised NHS England on the podiatric aspects of their cancer treatment pathways and sits on the Allied Health Professionals Board for Macmillan Cancer Support.