This page offers advice only. It is not a substitute for a proper consultation.
The keys to successful treatment are:
- an accurate diagnosis
- realistic expectation by the patient
- acceptance of the limitations of various treatments by the clinician
When to Seek Help
- Injuries that stop you from taking weight, especially when associated with severe swelling and bruising.
- Lesser injuries which are not starting to settle within a few days. Remember RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation)
- Infection around the foot, especially if you you have diabetes (even if it is diet-controlled)
- Lumps present for less than six months, especially if painful at night.
- Diabetic foot problems such as a burning sensation at night, or the rubbing of toes which have been deformed.
- All other conditions around the foot, ankle and shin bone which are interfering with your life and you would like improving.
Who to Seek Help From
Urgent problems as listed above
Problems with the achilles tendon
Pain and stiffness of the ankle joint
Flattening of the foot
Help with diagnosis and provision of footwear for deformed toes
Provision of insoles and devices to correct and support the foot
Disorders of the nails including ingrowing toenails
Help with pairing down of callosities around the ball and heel of the foot
Diabetic foot conditions
Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon
Problems which your doctor, physiotherapist or podiatrist are concerned about and where there is a difficulty with diagnosis.
Conditions requiring surgical treatment