Foot

The foot is complex, strong and designed to cope with a considerable amount of pressure. We treat foot conditions, including bunions, osteoarthritis, fractures, toe deformities, Morton’s Neuroma and heel pain.

Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

A bunion occurs when a hard, bony lump forms on the joint that connects the foot to the big toe. Patients experience pain, inflammation and swelling.

Treatment: Non-surgical treatments includes toe spacers, splints or insoles as well as painkillers or anti-inflammatories. More serious cases may require surgery.

 

Hallux Rigidus

This occurs when the big toe becomes stiffened, swollen and painful due to arthritis. Patients experience difficulty walking. It is typically caused by wear and tear.

Treatment: Non-operative treatments include insoles, painkillers and anti-inflammatories. More serious cases may require surgery.

Morton’s Neuroma

This occurs when a nerve in the ball of the foot is pinched between a ligament and a bone. It can be caused by injury or wearing ill-fitting shoes. Patients typically experience painful feet and toes.

Treatment: Non-operative treatments include painkillers and steroid injections. More serious cases may require surgery.

Lesser Toe Deformity

The lesser toes can become deformed as a result of injury or wearing ill-fitting or high-heeled shoes. The toes can become buckled and stiff leading to calluses, bony lumps, sores and pain.

Treatment: Surgery is often required to straighten the toe.

Fractures

Broken or cracked bones cause pain, swelling and reduced mobility.

Treatment: Treatment depends on the type of fracture but may include a walking book or surgery.

Sesamoid pain

A sesamoid is a bone inside a tendon. In the foot, the sesamoids are two smaller bones in the ball underneath the big toe. Patients experience pain when the bones become inflamed, worn or broken.

Treatment: Non-surgical treatments include insoles, a walking boot, anti-inflammatories and physical therapy. Surgery is rare for this condition.

Heel pain

Inflammation can cause pain in the heel of the foot. It can be caused by a number of things, including stress fractures and arthritis and tendon problems.

Treatment: Non-operative treatments include RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation) therapy, painkillers, anti-inflammatories, steroid injections and physical therapy. More serious cases may require surgery.

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