Common Foot Problems

The following list of foot problems is provided for your general information only, if you have a foot problem DO NOT try to self-diagnose or treat the foot problem yourself. You should make an appointment at Orthotic Podiatry without delay.

Heel Pain

Heel Pain

Heel pain is a common condition in which weight bearing on the heel causes extreme discomfort. There are two different categories of heel pain. One common cause is over-use and repetitive stress which results in soreness from too much impact on a specific area of the foot. This condition, often referred to as “heel pain…

Hammer Toes

Hammer Toes

In a hammer toe the deformity usually exists in one toe (at the proximal inter phalangeal joint) – the base of the toe points upward and the end of the toe points down. Hammer toes can be due to several factors such as: hereditary, tight footwear and weaker small muscles in the foot.

Bunions

Bunions

Bunions are a common problem that most people experience as a bony protuberance at the base of the big toe. A bunion, however, is more complicated than simply a bump on the foot. When a patient has a bunion, the big toe angles in towards the other toes, a condition called hallux valgus. Bunions are…

Severs Disease

Severs Disease

Heel pain, unlike the heel spurs, that occur in adults is very uncommon in children. Of those children who do get heel pain, by far the most common cause is a disturbance to the growing area at the back of the heel bone (calcaneus) where the achilles tendon attaches to it. This is known as…