Pronation & Flat Feet
Pronation is another name given to the more commonly known condition of ‘flat feet’. Pronated or ‘flat feet’ are those that roll inwards when we stand and walk. It is often associated with a higher instance of ankle sprains and pain in the ankles and arches of the feet.
How To Look After Your Feet With Diabetes
Diabetes can reduce the blood supply to your feet and cause a loss of feeling known as Peripheral Neuropathy. This damage is a result of poor blood sugar control over time. The damage to your circulation and sensation can put your feet at risk, hence why Podiatry is very important for those living with Diabetes
Plantar Warts Treatment
Plantar Warts are skin lesions that are caused by HPV (Human Papilloma Virus). You can get these warts on other areas of your body, they dont limit themselves just to the feet! Plantar Warts can also appear in clusters or be a single wart.
Corns & Callouses
Corns and Callouses are areas of hard, dead skin which can cause discomfort or pain. They are the result of your body trying to protect itself from pressures against your feet.
Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis
Your plantar fascia is a large band of fibres that stretches across the sole of your foot from the ball to the heel. Under normal circumstances, your plantar fascia acts like a shock-absorbing bowstring, supporting the arch of your foot. If this bowstring is put under tension or stress small tears occur, usually where the plantar fascia attaches to the heel.
Knee Pain can be caused by damage to the surrounding structures of the knee: muscles, tendons, ligaments etc.. This can be caused by injuries to the knee, excessive force or pressure on the joint, obesity, osteoarthritis or poor knee alignment.
Shin Pain and Shin Splints
If you have Shin Splints and you continue to follow the same training program and wear the same footwear then there will be no surprises when your Shin Splints dont magically disappear. ‘Pushing through the pain’ is not advised as if the cause of the Shin Splints is left untreated then the shin splints could potentially cause stress fractures to your tibia.
Orthotics are custom design inserts for your shoes, made specifically to your foot. The purpose of Orthotics is to help improve lower limb function (Lower back, hips, knees, ankles, feet and the muscles in the legs). Please give one of our friendly podiatrists a call. They will be happy to help!