Plantar Fasciitis Common Conditions

Plantar Fasciitis

Overview Plantar fasciitis is a condition that will affect 1 in 10 of us at some point during our lifetime. This is the most common cause of heel pain and a condition we treat on a daily basis. The plantar fascia is a band of fibrous tissue that connects the heel to the toes and … Continued

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Shin Splints

Overview “Shin Splints” is a term that describes pain in the shins and can refer to a number of conditions that lead to pain in the shin area. The most common cause of shin pain in sporty or active people is medial tibial stress syndrome. Other causes of pain in the shin can include inflammation … Continued

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Achilles Tendonitis

Overview The Achilles tendon attaches the calf muscles (which include the gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel bone. These muscles function to plantarflex the ankle (push foot down) and invert the heel bone helping the foot transition into the push off phase of walking, running or jumping. Achilles tendonitis refers to inflammation of the tendon … Continued

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Calf Pain

Overview Calf pain effects many people in many ways, our MSk podiatrists treat calf pain on a weekly basis. The calf is made up of three muscles, the gastrocnemius (prominent one at the back of the lower leg), the soleus which sits underneath the gastrocnemius and the plantaris. These muscles attach to the back of … Continued

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Big Toe Pain

Overview Pain in the big toe joint also know as the 1st metatarsophalangeal joint is very common. There are multiple causes of pain in this joint including trauma, osteoarthritis, turf toe, gout, bunions, in-grown nails etc. The big toe joint is a relatively small joint that copes with a huge amount of repetitive load on … Continued

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Metatarsalgia

Overview Metatarsalgia is a general term that is given for pain or discomfort in the forefoot. The term metatarsalgia can refer to a number of conditions. Common conditions that fall into this term are Morton’s neuroma, plantar plate injuries, prominent or “dropped” metatarsal heads, fat pad atrophy. People often experience a pebble like sensation on … Continued

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Bunions

Overview People often refer to bunions as a bony prominence at the base of the big toe. This is often enlarged and can be painful. In a medical sense the name for a bunion is hallux abducto-valgus. This actually refers to the deviation of the big toe away from the central line of the body. … Continued

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Verruca

Overview A verruca is a member of the wart family and is most commonly found on the underside (sole) of your foot. Verrucae is a harmless virus that live between the layers of skin. Unfortunately they can be a nuisance and can take some time to resolve. They can also be uncomfortable and unsightly and … Continued

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Ingrown Toenails

Overview Ingrown or ingrowing toenails refer to a nail that has started to grow into or irritate the surrounding skin. Once the nail punctures the skin it can leave you susceptible to infection. This condition is very painful and will often affect the big toe, it can however effect any toe. Our chiropodists have years … Continued

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Cracked Heels

Overview As hard skin starts to build up around the heel area, as it gets thicker there is an increased chance that the hard skin can crack. Our chiropodists are trained to remove the hard skin and advise on topical treatments that will reduce the likelihood of the cracks reforming.   Symptoms The combination of … Continued

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Corns & Callus

Overview Corns and callus are two sperate things which often occur together. Callus is a build-up of thick hard skin often forming over areas of friction or high pressure.  Callus can be commonly found on the bottom of your feet and hands. Multiple areas of the foot can be effected by callus. Most common areas … Continued

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Thick Nails

Overview Thick nails can occur for many reasons but as the nails become thicker they become harder to cut and manage. This increased thickness can also become a source of embarrassment as they can be unsightly. Once the nail becomes thicker it can then become repetitively traumatised by footwear. This can then lead to pain … Continued

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