ROUTINE FOOT PROBLEMS
These are areas of
thickened skin caused by pressure or friction which have an extremely
hard core which can then press onto nerves giving rise to pain or
discomfort. They can arise on top of the toes, between the toes or on
the ball of the foot.
They can generally be removed quite simply giving immediate relief.
is a larger area of thickened hard skin with no nucleus. This can cause
fissures and cracks with accompanying pain in the heels.
If it is on the ball of the foot a burning sensation can arise.
This is usually removed simply by scalpel or burr.
generally occur on the Great Toenail where the the nail grows into the
side or top corner of the toe. This can be caused by tight hosiery,
shoes or incorrect nail cutting. This is usually be resolved by cutting,
shaving away the edge of the nail or removing part or all or the nail
under local anaesthesia. See Nail Surgery
are caused by an HPV virus (Human Papilloma Virus)and generally appear
somewhere on the sole of the foot.They can look similar to a corn but
have capiliaries in them, appearing as dark spots. A choice of
treatments is available.
This can range from using various chemical agents, through cryotherapy to dry needling
condition is caused by fungal spores. It manifests between the toes as
wet, itchy, macerated skin and has a strong odour. On the soles of the
feet it can appear as small blisters with dry peeling skin. Itch will
still be present.
FUNGAL NAILS (ONYCHOMYCOSIS)
condition is also caused by fungal spores but in this case in the nail.
It can cause the nails to be yellow/brown in colour and to become
crumbly in appearance.
This can be caused
by any number of biomechanical problems. Usually this can be addressed
by the provision of prescription insoles.
PLANTAR FASCIITIS (SORE HEEL)
condition is usually most painful in the morning or if you have been
seated for a long time and suddenly get up. It tends to ease off during
the day. The use of orthotics can be beneficial in the treatment of this
SHIN SPLINTS (MEDIAL TIBIAL STRESS SYNDROME)
splints is a generalised term describing exercise-induced pain in the
front of the lower legs, or shins.The shin pain can be felt during or
after strenuous activity,
particularly running, or sports that have sudden stops and starts.
Orthotics can very helpful in treating this condition