Foot Problems


 

Ingrown Toenail Treatment in Melbourne

You've probably heard of ingrown toenails before...

...it is a condition where the nail on the big toe grows into the side of the toe causing pain and possibly infection!

In the techincal medical term for ingrown toenails is ‘onychocryptosis’.

This article will describe what an ingrown toenail is, what the causes them and how a Podiatrist will treat your ingrown toenails.

 

Plantar Wart Treatment in Melbourne

What are Plantar Warts?


A wart is a skin condition that is caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

It can affect a number of parts of the body, and one of the more common sites it affects is the underside of the foot.

While the condition is fairly straightforward to diagnose, it can be quite a task to treat.

In this article, we shall talk a bit about what plantar warts look like and how they can be managed by a podiatrist.

 

Foot Arch Pain

The ‘arch’ of the foot, on the medial or inside of the foot is a common area for injuries and pain. It acts as the “shock absorber” of the foot and is lined by different tendons and muscles that support the bones of the foot. However, in some patients, these muscles and tendons can be overloaded due to mechanical factors and excess stress through the area. This can cause significant pain that can stop people from exercising and limit their daily activities. This article will cover this pain in a bit more detail.

 

Treatment for Blisters on Feet

At one point in life, every one of us has suffered from blisters on your feet. A blister is a small fluid bubble that is seen under the surface of the skin. They are filled with clear fluid called serum, and are usually caused by rubbing, irritation or pressure on the skin.

This article will briefly cover what foot blisters are, how they are formed and what can be done to treat them.
 

What are Cracked Heels

Cracked Heels are a common skin condition where the skin surrounding your heel becomes hard, dry and begins to crack.

In this article we will discuss why we get cracked heels, the treatments available for cracked heels and measures you can take to prevent getting cracked heels in the first place.

 

Ankle Injuries: The Types, Causes and Treatment

Ankle injuries are very common and most of us will suffer at least some form of mild ankle injury in our lifetime.

They can occur from simple activities like just walking on an uneven surface, wearing unstable or high-heeled footwear, or tripping over something.

More commonly ankle injuries can occur during physical activity, specifically cross-training sports where the participant is required to change direction at speed.

It is fairly common in younger individuals who tend to be a lot more active, however ankle injuries can affect those of all ages.

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Dr Leah WatersWritten by Leah Waters

Leah Waters is a Melbourne Podiatrist and founder of Pivotal Podiatry Clinic. A Melbourne based Podiatry Clinic.

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