Pain Relief Solutions
Living with pain every day is no way to live. At Footprints Podiatry, we offer treatment so you for patients experiencing all types of pain, including the following:
Heel pain is one of the most common conditions treated in our podiatry clinics. The cause of heel pain in adults is often plantar fasciitis; however, there are many other causes of heel pain. Other common causes include tarsal tunnel syndrome, stress fractures, Achilles tendinitis and retrocalcaneal bursitis. Keep in mind, treatment depends entirely on the cause of the problem, so understanding your diagnosis should always be the first step. We can determine the cause of your symptoms and discuss the appropriate treatment for your condition.
Leg & Shin Pain
Shin splints are a common problem, especially for women, athletes, military members and dancers. In addition to strenuous physical activity, anatomical abnormalities, muscle weakness, lack of flexibility and improper physical training can cause shin splints. If you are experiencing symptoms such as aching, tenderness, swelling or numbness, it’s time to see a professional for treatment.
Leg pain can occur in any part of the leg at any time of day, whether you’re exercising, resting or sleeping. Leg pain can result from everyday wear and tear, overuse, injury, blood clots, varicose veins or poor circulation. If you are experiencing pain, determining the type and exact location of the pain is key to determining the source of the pain. Based on our findings, we can decide on the appropriate treatment plan moving forward.
Knee pain can result from poor walking mechanics. Pain behind the knee-cap (patella-femoral pain) can be treated with a combination of orthotics, footwear & physiotherapy.
Simple in-shoe wedges can also be used to treat early stages of medial & lateral knee arthritis.
Podiatry assessment can determine the nature of your knee pain & whether orthotics may help.
At footprints Podiatry we are pleased to offer a wide range of orthotics & supports.
We believe that there is no one-size-fits-all solution, so we use a number of specialist orthotic labs to manufacture the device that best meets your needs.
We also supply a range of customisable orthotics, for kids & some adults, and can make a number of simple shoe inserts in-house if needed.
If you experience pain and tenderness in your toes, redness or swelling around the nails, it’s best to see a professional. Treatment might involve simple nail cutting & advice on how to care for your nails to prevent re-occurrence. For more serious or re-occurring ingrowing nails, partially removing the nail or completely removing the nail might be the best option.
At Footprints Podiatry we can perform nail surgery under local anaesthetic to permanently remove an ingrowing nail, and sterilise it to prevent regrowth.
Sharp, aching or burning pain in the ball of your foot can be a sign of metatarsalgia. Sharp or shooting pain, numbness and tingling, and pain that worsens with activity are also signs to watch out for. The causes of metatarsal pain range to include intense training and activity, poorly-fitting shoes, stress fractures, neuromas, excess weight and foot deformities. Our Podiatrists can pinpoint the source to determine the appropriate treatment going forward. In some cases changing shoes may provide enough relief. In others, orthotics or surgery may be necessary.
Warts are small rough lumps on the skin. They are caused by a virus (human papillomavirus) which causes a reaction in the skin. Warts can occur anywhere on the body but occur most commonly on hands and feet. Sometimes several occur in the same area of skin. The shape and size of warts vary. Most people develop one or more warts at some time in their life, usually before the age of 20. They are not usually harmful. Sometimes plantar warts are painful if they press on a sensitive part of the foot. Some people find their warts unsightly. Our Podiatrists can use a variety of treatments to help resolve plantar warts.
We now provide Swift Microwave treatment for warts. A quick, simple & effective treatment for plantar warts. See more here