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Common Foot Problem Fact Sheets

Patient information handouts.

Podiatry -achilles pain, problems, Achilles Pain

Achilles tendinitis is a common injury, particularly for middle aged athletes, and usually results from over-training. more                 


arch pain, plantar fasciitis problems, treatment by foot mechanics podiatryArch Pain

Arch pain (usually Plantar Fasciitis) is pain that is usually felt first thing in the morning; or after rising up from a prolonged resting position and pain increases after more use of feet. more


bunions, non-surgical treatment Bunions

What is a bunion, how do you know you have one and what can be done to treat or prevent it? more                                          


calf.pngCalf Strain

Pain in the calf muscle can happen in upper, mid or lower calf. Pain can be caused by an accident, overuse, training error, poor biomechanics (e.g. abnormal pronation), muscle imbalance or poor flexibility. more


Podiatry - corn callus pain Corns and Callus

Corns and Calluses are one of the most common foot problems that Podiarists treat. Treatment is usually pain free, and gives instant relief. more


Podiatry - crack heels, fissuresCracked Heels

Cracked heels are a common foot problem often caused by dry skin around the heel, which can be further complicated by the presence of callous around the heel. more


Podiatry - Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS)

DOMS is a type of muscle soreness that sets in hours after exercise. more

 


flat feet, pronation treatment by foot mechanics podiatryFlat Feet (Pronation)

Flat feet and pronation are terms often used but poorly understood from a medical point of view. more

 


Podiatry - fungal nails, laser treatment, pinpointeFungal Toe Nails

Fungal nail infections are very common. The infection causes thickened, discoloration and at times deformity of nails. more


Podiatry-ganglion on footGanglion Cyst

A ganglion cyst is a benign tumor, or lump that can occur anywhere on the body but most commonly found on the hands and on the feet. more


hullux-limitus, big toe joint pain - treatment by foot mechanics podiatryHallux Limitus

Pain and Restricted Movement in the Big Toe Joint. more

 


hamstring.pngHamstring Tear

A hamstring tear is a pull at the back of the upper leg. The causes of a hamstring tear are; a tight nerve, sprain, sudden stop and start, poor muscle strength imbalance, inflexibility, training error, wrong shoes, overuse. more


Podiatry -heel pain, plantar fasciitis problems, Heel Pain

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain) is one of the most common foot conditions that Podiatrists deal with. A pain in the heel which is usually most painful first thing in the morning... more


Podiatry - ingrown nailsIngrown Nails

Ingrown nails are very painful. Treatment is easy, cost effective and in most cases you can be back to work the next day. more


Podiatry - Lower back painLower Back Pain

As Podiatrists we often see people who have had lower back pain for many years, and often without any specific incidence of injury that started the pain. Because feet are the foundation for your body it make sense to start there when looking for the cause of lower back pain. more


Podiatry - knee painKnee Pain

Gradual onset knee pain often indicates a biomechanical cause for the pain. If your knee pain is not a result of an acute injury a biomechanical examination may uncover the cause of your pain. more


Podiatry -forefoot pain, neuroma, treatment Morton's Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma is a painful condition of the forefoot or the "ball of the foot".more

 


Podiatry - Rheumatoid Arthritis, joint painRheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition that causes inflammation in many joints of the body. Unlike osteoarthritis which is caused by wear and tear, rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory disease where a faulty immune system attacks the tissue that lines and cushions the joints, leaving them swollen, painful and stiff. more


soccer.pngSever's Disease

Heel pain in chirldren is most often Sever's Disease. Although Sever's can be extremely painful the symptoms can be treated successfully. more


Podiatry - shin splints / painShin Pain

Shin Splints is a common term, but not an actual injury, or condition. There are many injuries that fall into the broad term shin splints... more


Thick-nails.pngThickened Nails

Thickened toenails are very common and can become problematic as they can be very difficult to cut with normal nail clippers. more