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.


Tiptoe Foot Care specialises in supporting oncology patients, 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.

Treatments for conditions including:

  • Hand foot syndrome
  • Hand foot skin reactions
  • Nail toxicity – including lifting of toe nails and infections
  • Clinical neuropathy
  • Post rehab pain complications


Afni Shah-Hamilton is an expert in cancer-related foot care and has published a number of award winning articles 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.


Peripheral neuropathy: The inability to recognise specific sensations at the end of the body… more


Dry Skin (Xerosis) – patients on certain cancer therapies may experience severe Xerosis… read more

Toxic nails – podiatrists can help with the toxic effect of medication on nails….read more

To watch video explanations and examples of our cancer related treatments click here