A Bunion (Hallux Valgus) occurs when the 2 bones surrounding the big toe joint move out of alignment. The big toe often moves towards the outside of the foot and can cross under the 2nd toe. The bone below the big toe, called the metatarsal can move towards the other foot.
Hallux Limitus Treatment
Hallux limitus is a mechanical condition characterized by limited extension of the big toe joint. Hallux rigidus is the ‘end-stage’ of the condition whereby any noted range of motion is negligible; by this stage the joint is almost fused.
Heel Pain Treatment
Pain underneath the heel of the foot is a very common symptom and is usually due to a condition called Plantar Fasciitis or heel spur. Whilst this is the usual cause, heel pain can sometimes be referred from the back or calf, involve nerve impingement, or related to inflammatory arthritis. Your podiatrist can assess you to make a correct diagnosis.
Morton Neuroma Treatment
A Morton’s neuroma is a type of nerve entrapment or irritation. It is also referred to as interdigital neuroma or metatarsalgia. The 5 long bones that form the ball of the foot(metatarsals) have a nerve that runs between each of them.
Feet can be likened to the wheels on a car- if the alignment is not correct then excessive stress and pressure is placed on other parts of the body leading to incorrect or misuse and even wear and tear.
Plantar Warts Treatment
A plantar wart is a skin lesion that presents on the sole or toes of the foot due to a viral infection. The lesions are usually self-limiting but treatment is often indicated.
Corn And Callus Treatment
Corns and calluses are irritating and sometimes painful thickenings that appear in the skin in areas of excessive pressure. Hyperkeratosis is the medical term used for the thickened skin that forms corns and calluses.
Metatarsalgia is a very common overuse injury which in Latin translates as pain in the forefoot due to increased or repetitive stress or strain over the metatarsal head region.
Achilles Problems Treatment
Achilles tendonitis describes an inflammation of the large tendon and/or its associated soft-tissue structures at the back of the lower leg. Poor circulation in the area contributes to the tendinitis becoming a chronic condition; and in some instances there is pain in Achilles tendon and it can also rupture.
Shin Pain Treatment
The condition known as ‘shin-splints’ , or otherwise known as ‘Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome’ involves an over-use scenario of the associated muscular group.
What Is Pronation?
Pronation is a normal movement of the foot when it rolls or tilts inwards. This movement occurs soon after the foot contacts the ground and causes the muscles to relax and the joints to loosen. Pronation has to happen in order for your foot to adapt to different terrains and for shock absorption.
Heel Pain Treatment
The most common causes of heel pain is what is known as Plantar fasciitis. This is an inflammation of the Plantar fascia, which is the structure that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot. This strong strip of tissue supports the arch of the foot.
Knee Pain Treatment
Patello-femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common knee problem that is believed to be related to the contact area between the kneecap (called the ‘patella’) and the thigh bone (called the ‘femur’).
Feet can be likened to the wheels on a car- if the alignment is not correct then excessive stress and pressure is placed on other parts of the body leading to wear and tear.