Category: General Foot Care

A Podiatrist treating bunion pain
Children’s Feet

What is a bunion?

Bunions are a common foot condition and are also known as hallux valgus. It forms when the big toe starts to lean towards the other toes, causing the metatarsal bone to shift outward. Over time, this misalignment creates a prominent bump on the inner edge of the foot.

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Conducting a diabetes foot assessment and testing nerve sensation
Diabetes Assessments

How does diabetes affect your feet?

Diabetes affects the feet by either damaging the blood vessels, resulting in slower healing or causing nerve damage which can reduce the feeling in your feet.

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A Podiatrist fixing an ingrown toenail
General Foot Care

Ingrown Toenails

An ingrown toenail occurs when the side of the toenail grows into the skin which can result in pain and infection. More commonly it affects the big toenails, but can occur on any toenail.

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General Foot Care

Heel pain

Plantar fasciitis (or more correctly known as plantar fasciopathy or plantar heel pain) is a complex condition with many associated factors. Pain is associated with an overload and irritation of the plantar fascia.

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