Symptoms and treatment for foot conditions, including plantar fasciitis
This condition is a soft-tissue injury to the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is the band of tissue spanning from the ball of the foot to the heel. Biomechanical problems are the most common condition seen by our podiatrists on a weekly basis.
Symptoms include: Intense pain, which can also feel like you’re walking on a stone. Pain occurs at the front of the heel and is also felt up through the arch. It can often feel worse during activity and after long periods of rest.
Over pronation or excessive supination (the outward rolling motion of the foot) can lead to increased risk of injury as well as pain in the feet, knees, ankles, hips and back.
Common Knee Pathologies
As we age, it is common to develop wear and tear arthritis within some joints with your medical and family history possibly contributing to the severity of the condition. Previous injury and repetitive strain on joints due to work or physical activity and body weight can also be a contributing factor.
Treatment: Although arthritis cannot be cured, it can be managed so quality of life is improved. Our podiatrists use clinical research to provide orthotic prescriptions when assisting with knee arthritis. We also give footwear advice to help improve your comfort in everyday life.
While the bones in the feet are forming, your child will have flat feet—a completely normal stage of development. By the age of 8, your child should have developed an arch. However, it is not uncommon for some children to never develop an arch. In many cases, there will be a family history of flat feet.
Symptoms: There may be no symptoms present. Some children may experience pain or discomfort.
Treatment: If pain is present, we may recommend orthotics, stretching and strengthening exercises.
Risk factors for fungal nails include:
- Having a weakened immune system, such as having diabetes.
- Swimming in public pools.
- Pedicures with non-sterile instruments.
- Wearing nail polish or fake nails
- Moist toes for long periods of time.
- Constantly wearing enclosed shoes.
Treatment: Our podiatrist can guide you in the most effective way to treat the infected nail. We can also assist in reducing the thickness of the nail caused by the infection, allowing topical treatments to penetrate more efficiently.