Diagnosis and specialist treatment of foot and lower limb disorders

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Podiatry is a branch of medicine devoted to the diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb disorders, many of which are caused by general health disorders.

Spire Healthcare hospitals have a skilled team of podiatrists who can provide specialist surgical and non-surgical care for many conditions, ranging from ingrown toenails and calluses through to heel pain and diabetic foot health.

Feet on the sand

At Spire Dunedin Hospital, Mr David Cozens, consultant podiatric surgeon, specialises in the painful foot with special interest in the treatment of chronic heel pain, bunion and forefoot pain and biomechanical management of adult and paediatric acquired flexible flat foot deformity.

Most painful foot conditions can be treated by multiple approaches, therefore surgery may not be the only option. With a comprehensive understanding of the patient's requirements and condition, a treatment programme will be devised with details of both the non-surgical and surgical options for the patient's consideration.

Mr Cozens performs both surgical and non-surgical treatments including:


  • Hallux valgus (bunion)
  • Hallux rigidus / limitus (painful stiff big toe)
  • Hammer / mallet toe deformity painful lesser toes, persistent corns or ulceration
  • Neuroma
  • Ganglion / cyst (lumps and bumps)
  • Metatarsal osteotomy (chronic overload, forefoot corns and callus)


  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Arch and forefoot pain
  • Injection therapy for joint pain
  • Biomechanics (functional orthoses)
  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT)
  • Ultrasound guided injection therapy

Our podiatric surgeon

Mr David Cozens

Mr David Cozens

Mr Cozens trained at the London Foot Hospital and qualified with a distinction in surgery. He gained Surgical Fellowship of the Podiatry Association (FPodA) and is a Fellow of The College of Podiatric Surgery, The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (FCPodS). In addition, he has had extensive surgical experience in both the NHS and the private sector.

For more about Mr Cozens, see his profile

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Call our Customer Services department on 0118 955 3563

E-mail cservice-du@spirehealthcare.com

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