General Podiatry Treatment

Have a problem with your feet or lower limbs? We can help!

We are qualified to help with a whole range of issues relating to your feet, ankles and lower limbs. We recommend that you seek help as soon as possible as fast treatment can minimise the risk of your foot ailment affecting your everyday life and overall posture.

Due to their role as major weight bearing parts of the body, feet and ankles are often put under huge amounts of stress. We are highly trained to deal with any structural and biomechanical imbalances and issues you might be having.

We are able to assist you with a vast number of ailments including:

Athlete’s Foot

This is a fungal infection, which usually develops in the moist areas between the toes. It can cause itching, stinging and burning and is closely related to other fungal infections including Ringworm – of the body, and scalp.

Bunions

This is generally a hereditary condition that usually affects women. Pain relating to bunions is most often caused when the inflamed bunion rubs against the side of a shoe or when the big toes presses against the second toe.

Warts

Highly contagious, warts can in fact go unnoticed for long periods of time and are
often mistaken for calluses. Warts are viruses and can be passed between people and also between feet, hands and fingers. There are a variety of treatments available for warts ranging from creams to surgical removal.

Corns and Calluses

Often caused as a result of pressure between the bones in the feet and a shoe, corns and calluses can cause discomfort. They can also be the result of a clogged sweat gland so it is important to always keep feet clean and dry them properly after washing.

Over the counter medication often contains acid which in fact damages the good skin surrounding the corn or callus therefore always seek professional help when possible instead.

Toenail Fungus

A fungal infection generally caused by trauma to the nail, this type of fungus generally begins as a white or yellow spot under the tip of the nail. As the fungus spreads, it can cause discoloration, for the edges of the nail to crumble or for the nail to be lost completely .

Hammer Toe

A deformity of the proximal interphalangeal joint of the 2nd, 3rd or 4th toe, this condition causes the toe to be permanently bent (hammer like)