Foot pain is not normal. Most foot pain can be cured
Hammertoe: a condition, usually stemming from muscle imbalance, in which the toe is bent in a claw-like position. It occurs most frequently with the second toe, but any of the other three smaller toes can be affected. Selecting shoes and socks that do not cramp the toes will alleviate aggravation.
Heel spurs: Heel spurs occur when the plantar tendon pulls at its attachment to the heel bone. This area of the heel can later calcify to form a small boney spur. With proper warm-up and the use of appropriate athletic shoes, strain to the ligament can be reduced.
Neuromas: enlarged benign growths of nerves, most commonly between the third and fourth toes. A neuroma can be caused by pressure from ill-fitting shoes or abnormal bone structure can also lead to this condition. Treatments may include orthoses (shoe inserts with correctly fitting shoes) and/or prolotherpy injections, however surgical removal of the growth is sometimes necessary.
Plantar fasciocis (heel pain) also know as Plantar Fasciitis, can be caused by brusing or micro tearing of tissue in the foot. Our practice will evaluate your pain, and may prescribe medical grade customized orthoses (orthotics) to help alleviate the pain. Prolotherapy has been shown to be useful with this condition.
Sesamoiditis: inflammation or rupture of the two small bones (sesamoids) under the first metatarsal bones. Proper shoe selection and orthoses can help.
Severs Disease: heel pain aggravated by physical activity. The pain is localised to the back of the heel. External appearance is usually normal. The main diagnostic tool is pain on compression of the area of growth plate. ( squeeze test)
Shin splints: is a common injury that can affect all athletes who engage in running sports or basic activities.
Corns: A corn or callous is a painful patch of hard, thickened skin on the foot or between the toes that is usually formed by pressure.Corns can be removed by a podiatrist. Patient education is provided in order to prevent their return.
Bunions: See video link above
Warts: A plantar wart (Verruca plantaris) is a wart caused by the human papillomavirus occurring on the toes or sole of the foot. Commonly treated by needling, cryotheraphy or salacyclic acid.