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.


Shockwave Therapy In Carousel


You asked we listened. Here at Carousel Podiatry, we are proud to announce that we now offer Shockwave Therapy. This treatment has been scientifically proven to promote rapid healing of tissue, muscle and tendons. Additionally, it can help to decrease inflammation. Clients who have undergone this procedure could not recommend it enough and have said that they found up to 90% improvement in pain following just  3-6 sessions. This therapy is particularly useful for those dealing with Achilles tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis and Painful Trigger points. Should you require more information, kindly contact us today.


Barefoot Rehabilitation and Strengthening


There are many reasons of why you can have problems with your feet but the most common is due to weakness of the internal muscles of the foot. Barefoot rehabilitation classes help fix or prevent foot and lower leg conditions.


Bunion Pain Treatment


Bunions normally present as bumps or a swelling on the side or top of the big toe joint and people of all ages can develop them.The technical name for a bunion is “Hallux Abduct valgus” or referred to as “Hallux Valgus”. Bunions form when the big toe angles towards the 2nd toe and this subsequently causes the bump or deformity that forms on the side of the big toe’s joint.


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


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


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!


Achilles Tendonitis Treatment


Pain in the Achilles tendon or pain in the back of the heel may be a condition referred to as Achilles tendonitis. This tendon runs from the calf muscles into the back of your heel bone. The pain is as a result of inflammation as a result of micro-tears in the tendon or due to the tendon pulling away at the insertion to the muscle or the heel bone.


Hallux Treatment


‘Hallux’ is the technical term for the big toe.The main role of the hallux is to help the body push off and forward when you are walking. It is a common area of the foot to develop pain and discomfort and pain can be experienced in the big joint at the base of the toe, in the smaller joint near the top of the toe, in the skin surrounding the toe and also in the toenail.


Morton’s Neuroma Treatment


A Morton’s neuroma usually presents as a “burning” or “sharp” pain, commonly in the area of the ball of the foot. A Morton’s neuroma exists when the nerve that run between the metatarsal bones in your foot becomes swollen and irritated.


Metatarsaliga Treatment


Metatarsalgia is a common overuse injury described as pain in the front part of the foot. It is associated with increased stress over the balls of your foot. It commonly occurs in the area where the second, third and fourth toes meet the ball of the foot.