The long arch of the foot is an area that commonly experiences pain and discomfort. Pain in this area is usually caused by an abnormality of one of the many bony and soft tissue structures that make up the arch of the foot.
Arthritis can present in many forms. Some of the more common types we encounter are Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis. The important thing to consider is that the foot may well be the very first area to be affected by arthritis.
This is a common joint problem involving the first joint of the big toe making it enlarged and painful. The condition may also cause a bending or angulation of the toe.
These are hardened areas of skin that occur due to friction, pressure and overloading. Calluses and corns can occur on all areas of the foot, including the toes and heels.
This condition is presented by unusually thick and abnormal looking nails. The condition is usually caused by trauma or injury.
Diabetes can cause poor circulation and a loss of sensation to the foot. As a result, the skin of the foot can breakdown and cause ulcerations and infections.
A foot that lacks a normal longitudinal arch appears flat. This can be the source of many complaints, not only relating to the foot, but also extending to the lower leg, thigh and lower back.
The foot is made up of 26 bones with each experiencing a great deal of stress. When stress and load get too much in a particular location, a stress fracture can occur. Foot fractures can also be experienced from trauma and injury.
Also referred to as Onychomycosis or Tinea, fungal infections are caused by a number of common fungal bugs. Fungal infections present as discolourations of the skin or nail, as an itchy red rash or as dry scaly skin.
Our body position and joints determine our walking habits and patterns which is called our gait. We are able to assess your gait to help identify the causes for a number of the conditions we treat.
Kids experience rapid growth in their first years of life and different areas of the body can be subjected to varied levels of stress. While there is debate over the existence of growing pains, we have shown we can help deal with them through simple treatments.
This is a deformity that effects the smaller toes causing them to rise in the air and be subjected to shoe pressure. This condition may also contribute to the development of corns on the tops of toes.
Hip pain can be caused by a many different conditions including osteoarthritis. It can often be related to how we walk and the amount of movement that is available at the hip.
Also referred to as Onychocryptosis, ingrown toenails are usually caused by poor nail cutting techniques and congenitally misshapen nails. This can cause the nail to grow into the flesh and cause infection. The condition sometimes requires surgery to correct.
Patello Femoral pain occurs at the front of the knee. It is often caused by the knee cap not 'tracking' in its normal line. Correcting muscle strength and the angle of pull is required to help alleviate this common knee condition.
In most people, one leg is usually shorter than the other. Once this difference gets beyond 5-7mm it will likely cause a change in walking pattern and cause compensation to occur. This in turn may cause pain from the lower back down to the foot.
Our walking habits can often change the mechanics in our spine, which can then cause lower back pain. We must always consider foot position when you experience lower back pain and the inter-relationship between the two.
Also known as Morton's Neuroma, this condition is characterised by a pain that occurs in the forefoot and toes due to nerves being entrapped.
This condition presents as a growth related pain and a bump on the upper shin just below the knee, right where a major tendon attaches. This condition is most commonly experienced among boys.
This is the most common musculo-skeletal pain of the foot. The condition presents as pain in the bottom of the heel. The pain can sometimes be caused by the presence of a heel bone spur or by inflammation of the ligament that attaches to the heel bone.
Our big toes each have two small bones that exist below the first joint. These are called sesamoids and are commonly subjected to overloading that can cause pain.
This is a growth related pain that occurs on the back of the heels of young children, usually boys aged between 8 and 14.
Common among runners, this condition presents as a pain in the front of the leg along the shin. It is most commonly caused by overuse, flat feet, incorrect running form, high impact activities and incorrect footwear.
This condition is caused when bones fuse together during development resulting in pain. Often presented among young teenagers during their development, the condition will often cause a significant reduction in movement of the effected joint.
This condition is an inflammation of the tendon that occurs due to overuse. There are several tendons within the foot and leg that can be subjected to tendinopathy, with the Achilles and Posterior Tibial tendons being the most common.
Warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They can occur anywhere on the foot and can be extremely painful. We use a wide range of treatment options to alleviate warts including our new flagship Swift Microwave treatment.FIND OUT MORE