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Common Foot Complaints

Feet are complex little Devils.  Please browse our info sheets to learn more.

Fungal Toenails

Ingrown Toenails

Corns and Calluses

Heel Pain / Plantar Fasciitis,

Shin Splints

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Corns and Callus

Corns and / or callus are one of the more common problems seen by podiatrists. They can occur on any part of the foot that touches a hard surface such as the ground or a shoe. They can vary in severity from a mild callus under the foot to an infected ulcer that has developed …

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A toenail with Fungal infection

Fungal Toenails

Toenail fungal infections (onychomycosis) Toenails are often not regarded as the most attractive part of our bodies but sometimes they can become particularly unsightly. As shown in the picture opposite, this is often due to the nail becoming infected by a fungus, a condition called onychomycosis. There are around 50 different types of fungi that …

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Headaches and Feet

If you suffer from regular headaches, it’s possible that poor foot mechanics are the cause. Every day, we walk on hard unyielding surfaces.  Your feet have a natural method of shock absorption which is interfered with by excessive foot pronation.  This means that, for about 40% of us, your feet waste their natural bounce at …

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ingrown nails

Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail (technically called onychocryptosis) involves a spike of toenail punctures the skin, resulting in an infection. The infected skin swells and pushes further onto the impaling spike.  They can be very, very painful. In a longer term problem, your toe will continue to produce more skin cells to seal the puncture wound but, …

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The Plantar Fascia

Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis ? Plantar Fasciitis is a painful condition caused by trauma to the plantar fascia a long, ligmament like stucture that runs from the ball of the foot, through the arch to the heel. Plantar fasciitis is also commonly known as heel spurs although they are not exactly the same. A heel …

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Shin Splints

The term ‘shin splints’ describes a cluster of types of pain that occur in the front of the lower leg along the shin bone. Shin Splints are a cumulative stress injury which means that they often occur after repetitive stressing of the bones, muscles and fascial sheaths without proper conditioning or recovery between workouts. The …

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