Common Foot Problems
South West Podiatry Clinic is open from Monday to Saturday. We have Parking on site and Wheelchair access, our Reception Staff can advise on transport options to our clinic.
Being Foot Doctor, we are providers for Patients of Veteran Affairs, Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) Plans, HICAPS for private health fund rebates and Workers Compensation/Third Party Insurance.
Tinea | Common Foot Problems
Tinea Pedis, also known as Athletes’ Foot will afflict up to 70% of people at some time in their lives. Tinea often causes a red or pink discolouration of the skin and is usually found between the toes.
A common form of arthritis affecting men more than women. Usually involving the big toe joint, but may affect other joints also. Gout attacks usually resolve in 1-2 weeks. It can occur suddenly overnight and is recurrent.
Cracked Heels & Common Foot Problems
Cracks develop in skin which has hardened and thickened around the edges of the heels. Eventually this causes the skin to split, resulting in a cracked heel.
Plantar Fasciitis – Heel Pain (Heel Spur)
One of the most painful problems in the foot is heel pain. The term Plantar fasciitis describes a condition in which the plantar fascia, a ligament-like band that runs from the heel to the ball of the foot, becomes damaged, inflamed and painful. This is also referred as “heel spurs”.
Hallux Abducto Valgus—HAV
This is a condition in which the 1st metatarsal deviates away from the adjacent metatarsals whilst the hallux (big toe) points towards the smaller toes. The change in the alignment of these bones produces a bony growth on the side of the 1st MTPJ (big toe joint), commonly known as a bunion.
Corn | Common Foot Problems
A corn is an area of hard skin that forms over a point of pressure within a callused area of skin. They commonly appear on weight bearing areas of the foot and the tops of toes. Corns have a hard centre and are often painful when direct pressure is applied. Some (soft) corns may also occur between your toes.
PIGION TOES | Common Foot Problem
A person is said to walk ‘pigeon toed’ or ‘in toed’ if they walk with one foot pointing in towards the other. Being pigeon toed can increase your risk of stumbling as the toes of one foot can knock the inside of the other leg when you walk and run.
FUNGAL NAILS | Common Foot Problem
Fungal nails often have a yellow discoloration. They can become thickened and at times can appear ‘worm eaten and brittle’. A fungal infection of the nail often starts in a small section of one nail and may spread slowly to several or all nails.
Warts or verruca are a viral infection in the skin, there are many different types of warts including common warts, genital warts and plantar warts. Warts are most common in children aged 12-16 years or people with weakened immune systems.
Osteoarthritis is a disease of the joints, caused by breakdown of cartilage causing pain and stiffness in the joint. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of arthritis.
Putting a flat foot in a curved shoe is like putting a square peg in a round hole – It just won’t fit! To identify your foot type, look at your foot print on the bath mat after you step out of the shower.
What is Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles tendonitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon, usually due to overuse. Symptoms include: Pain and stiffness along the Achilles tendon in the morning Pain along the tendon or back of the heel that worsens with activity Severe pain the day after exercising Thickening of the tendon