Common issues such as a toenail fungus or
ingrown toenails, can become more severe and require surgery to successfully
eradicate them. Ingrown toenails can usually simply be cut
but if the problem stubbornly returns surgery might be necessary.
A toenail infection is another example of a
common occurrence that might require surgery when all other options fail. With their skills and training podiatrists
are perfectly able to perform nail surgery. So if your toenails need to be
removed you can relax knowing you are in the hands of a trained
If you are experiencing pain in your lower
body you might need a biomechanical assessment.
This test examines how you stand and walk,
the strength and flexibility of your muscles and the function and mobility of
your joints. It can be used to correct inefficiencies in how you position and
use your body so that pain can be prevented.
Orthotics are used to improve alignment and
provide extra support. Your podiatrist will be able to direct you to the best
option available to provide your feet with sufficient support for your specific
condition. Some situations require custom orthotics.
More than just unsightly, bunions can also
be very painful. They develop slowly, gradually becoming a bony bump at the big
toe joint. They are caused by excessive pressure on
the big toe. This pressure pushes the big toe towards the second toe, resulting
in the bunion’s characteristic bump.
If ignored the deformity will only get
worse and worse. Luckily, most bunions
can be managed with wider shoes, footwear that has extra room in the toe area
and other options that protect the big toe from too much pressure. You will need to speak with your podiatrist
to discuss your options and determine the best course of action.
This chronic condition can affect your feet
by wreaking havoc on your nerves. Properly managing diabetes requires regular
appointments with your podiatrist.
You can expect the following to be examined
during these appointments:
There are many different potential causes
of foot pain that can include:
Neuromas - Irritated nerves that result in
tingling and burning or shooting pain.
Hammer Toes - Joint inflammation, usually
at the bottom of the second toe
Severs Disease - Irritated growth plate in
the heel bone, this condition is common in children
Your treatment will depend on your
condition. It’s imperative to get an accurate diagnosis from a trained
Book an appointment using one of the