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Kick Up Your Feet
As experts in foot health, our university qualified podiatrists are here to help to prevent, identify, care for and rehabilitate any health conditions related to the feet and lower limbs. We encourage that you seek advice from our podiatrists about any foot conditions you may be dealing with, regardless of how unpleasant they may seem. We’ve already seen it all before, so you can rest assured, knowing that we possess the right tools to get your feet functioning better, feeling happier and healthier as soon as possible.
Our feet carry us throughout our entire day, and need to be looked after, so take a break, kick up your feet and let our foot experts take care of you.
Big Toe “Hallux” Treatment
The medical term for the big toe is called the “hallux” and the primary function of the big toe is to propel your body forward during walking. Often this is a problem area, in which many people experience pain. This sensation can be present in the big toe, the smaller joint near the top of the toe or in the actual nail. Such pain can result from misalignment of joints due to rapid increases in activity, inflammation of joints or unsuitable footwear. Foot pain is not normal and should be dealt with accordingly. If you’re experiencing these symptoms we want to help. Contact Us Now.
Choosing a Good Shoe
Selecting suitable footwear for your day to day activities is vital to preventing a variety of foot problems. Choosing the right shoe, not only helps to protect your feet but support them too. Ill-fitting shoes are one of the main reasons why so many people experience foot problems such as bunions, corns and calluses. So if you would like assistance with choosing an appropriate pair for your daily tasks, simply call us today.
If you are experiencing pain in your forefoot, as a result of overuse, you could be dealing with Metarsalagia. Symptoms of Metarsalagia include a burning or throbbing sensation at the ball of your foot, shooting pains in the toes and even tingling or numbness that worsen when standing. These symptoms usually develop over a few months. This is a common condition, that can be attributed to several factors including ill-fitting footwear, playing high impact sports, being overweight or simply because of the type of foot that you have. Our podiatrists will be able to help you with reducing the pressure in the area through orthotics or through barefoot strength and rehabilitation training. This is very helpful in improving the support of the forefoot so that it can handle pressure in future. Additionally, they may suggest changes to your footwear to improve shock absorption in your feet. For more information, feel free to get in touch.
Bunion Pain Treatment
Bunions are bony bumps which form on the inside of the foot, near the bottom joint of your big toe. They usually develop due to bones in the foot moving out of position, which can occur due to pressure on bones from footwear. Our podiatrists frequently help people manage this problem and can help you find ways to prevent bunion development using orthotics, or simply recommending different footwear. If you are currently dealing with bunions, please call us today. We’re here to help.
Plantar warts are skin lesions which result from exposure to the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). They are readily transmitted, meaning that it is vital to avoid touching the lesions. Here at Greenwood Podiatry, we offer a few different options for treatment including freezing, padding or acid application which your podiatrist will happily detail for you. As some warts may be very persistent, they may require a few treatments to remove completely. Should you want more information, feel free to get in touch with us today.
Corn and Callous Treatment
Corns and calluses are areas of thickened skin, which form due to excessive pressure on an area. This pressure can come from foot conditions such as hammertoe or overpronated feet as well as restrictive footwear that causes friction in certain sections of your feet. Our podiatrists will be able to assess your foot movements and gait to determine the cause of your corns or calluses and will provide actionable steps to remove and prevent their recurrence. If your corns and calluses are causing you pain, feel free to contact us today.
Morton’s Neuroma Treatment
Morton’s Neuroma occurs when a nerve thickens between the third and fourth toe. One of the most common culprits is when shoes such as high heels or tapered toe box shoes irritate or compress nerve tissue in that area. If you are experiencing sharp, burning pain or numbness between your toes, you could be dealing with a Neuroma. Contact your local podiatrist to discuss the treatment options we have available.
If you are experiencing pain in certain areas of your feet that is causing in discomfort while walking, orthotics might be the solution you’ve been searching for. Orthotics are medical-grade shoe inserts that help to support, align and improve overall lower limb function, by adjusting the pressure distribution around your feet. These insoles provide your feet with support in the areas where they need it most and will help reduce pain experienced. Are you interested in learning more about orthotics? Our experienced Podiatrists look forward to speaking with you! Contact us today.
Diabetes Education and Foot Care
Diabetes affects the arteries that supply blood to the feet. The resulting lack of blood flow can lead to loss of sensation, which can present as numbness or tightness in feet. This makes diabetics more vulnerable to skin damage such as cuts or abrasions, as they cannot feel when these things happen. This paired with decreased blood flow means that tissue repair takes much longer, increasing the chance of infection. If you have been diagnosed with diabetes and have questions regarding how diabetes can affect your feet, get in touch today. Our podiatrists will be happy to talk you through steps you can take to protect your foot health.
Shin splints can present as a sharp aching pain along the shin. It usually made worse by exercising but is dependent on the time spent exercising along with its intensity. Additionally, shin splints can also cause swelling, therefore it is important to evaluate your current training program or footwear to diagnose the root cause of the issue. Our podiatrists will be able to assist with this and can develop a tailored treatment plan to get you moving without pain as soon as we can. If you need help dealing with shin splints, feel free to give our trustworthy podiatrists today.
Ingrown toenails arise when the side of a nail grows into the nail bed. This frequently causes the area to become inflamed and if left untreated can lead to infection. There are many reasons why you may be susceptible to ingrown toenails, including toenails that are too long, injury to your toes or toenails that have curved edges. Our podiatrists are highly skilled in treating ingrown toenails with a minimally invasive surgical procedure. This involves numbing the toe with a local anaesthetic, removing the intruding nail and cauterising the root with phenol to prevent a recurrence. The usual recovery time for such a procedure ranges from 2-4 weeks. If you’re dealing with this condition, our podiatrists will be able to help you. Contact us today for more information.
Knee Pain Treatment
When experiencing knee pain, a podiatrist can help by evaluating and finding the root cause of your pain. Often knee pain can be due to damaged structures surrounding the knee such as bursae, tendons, muscles, joint capsules or bone and cartilage. However, in some cases, knee pain can also suggest susceptibility to arthritis or obesity. Our friendly podiatrists will be able to determine the cause and suggest tailored exercises to help strengthen your knee. Should your case require, we will partner with your physician or physiotherapist to deliver a holistic approach to rehabilitating your knee. We aim to get you moving as soon as we can in the safest way possible.
Overpronation is a condition where the sole of the feet face inwards, causing ligaments and muscles in the feet and leg to become strained. This strain causes muscles and ligaments to work at strange angles, and overtime, this can cause severe pain. If this condition is left untreated, it can lead to lasting deformities in the hips, knees, ankles and back. Therefore, it is vital to consult a podiatrist if you are noticing these signs. Our podiatrists will be happy to discuss the different treatment options available including orthotics that may be able to help correct your foot alignment. Please contact our helpful team today for more information.
When the plantar fascia (a ligament connecting your heel and foot+becomes inflamed, you will experience Plantar fasciitis. Symptoms of Plantar fasciitis include pain in the bottom of the heel or mid-foot area. This pain is usually heavier in the morning or after resting feet for prolonged periods. Plantar fasciitis pain can be exacerbated by activity, which can cause increased inflammation or irritation. However, this pain is usually only experienced after ceasing the activity. Some reasons why people experience plantar fasciitis include biomechanical abnormalities, tight muscles, inappropriate footwear or activity intensity. If you are seeking advice on how to deal with plantar fasciitis, our podiatrists will be able to help.
Shockwave Therapy Available at Greenwood Podiatry
Have you been suffering from chronic foot pain for years on end? Have you tried every treatment out there, but nothing has worked. Say goodbye to foot, heel and ankle pain with this new revolutionary treatment.
How does shockwave therapy work?
Shockwave works by transmitting radial pressure waves from a handheld device to target specific areas where the pain is experienced. These pulses, release energy, which in turn trigger a healing response at the cellular level. This increases blood flow, resulting in faster improvements in range of motion, mitigation of pain and reduced tightness of muscles and tendons.
If you would like to know more about this service, and whether it is appropriate for you, please contact our friendly podiatrists today.