Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Treatment
Plantar fasciitis presents as pain and stiffness in the bottom of the heel or in the arch, commonly first thing in the morning and after periods of inactivity. This pain and accompanying inflammations is usually of a gradual onset and therefore many people put up with it for months hoping it would go away before looking to see a podiatrist.
Diabetic Foot Care
As a result of high blood sugar levels in Diabetes, damage to the nerves and small blood vessels in the feet can often occur. Consequently circulation in the feet can be decreased, causing changes or sometimes loss in the sensation in your feet (known as neuropathy).
Plantar Warts Treatment
Plantar warts commonly form on the soles of the foot and there can be one or many. They are often mistaken for corns, however, they differ from corns in the sense that skin striae (lines) are interrupted by verrucae (that is – skin lines go around the lesion) and they sometimes have little black spots within them.
A bunion usually presents as a lump or swelling overlying the big toe joint on the side of the foot. Please give one of our friendly podiatrists a call. They will be happy to help!
Morton’s Neuroma Treatment
A sharp “burning” type pain, usually around the ball of the foot may very likely be a Morton’s neuroma. This is a swelling of the nerve(s) that run between the metatarsal bones in your foot (at the bases of the toes) with accompanied inflammation. Please give one of our friendly podiatrists a call. They will be happy to help!
Achilles Tendonitis Treatment
When there is pain in the back of the heel or a little higher up in the Achilles tendon this could be Achilles tendonitis or Achilles tendinopathy. The Achilles tendon is the tendon that attaches your calf muscles to the back of your heel bone.
Ingrown or Thick Nails
Ingrown nails occur when the edge of the nail puts pressure on the skin causing discomfort. This may be due to constrictive footwear, excessive sweating, injury or hereditary factors.This is usually painful but easily fixable. If the skin breaks the toe may become inflamed and infected.
Nail Fungus Treatment
Fungal nail infections (Onychomycosis) can lead to tough and thick toenails. Fungal nail is contagious and can be picked up from the garden, trying on shoes in the shop and public pools or showers, amongst others places.