Hammertoe: Hammertoe is a condition where the toes are bent into a claw-like position. Muscle imbalance is often the culprit, but the condition can be exacerbated by shoes that do not fit properly. In some cases, surgery is necessary to return the toes to their proper position.
Heel Pain: When too much stress is placed on the heel bone, nerves, or ligaments in the foot, heel pain can be the result. Poorly made footwear, walking or jumping on hard surfaces, or being overweight can all contribute to heel pain. Some underlying health conditions can also play a role, such as arthritis, circulatory problems, or gout.
Heel Spurs: Heel spurs are growths found under the heel bone that may or may not cause pain. Treatment depends on whether or not inflammation and pain are present and may include options such as exercise, anti-inflammatory medications, custom-made foot orthotics, or cortisone injections. At Family & Sports Podiatry, treatment is always individualised to suit the needs of Sydney residents seeking the care of a podiatrist in North Rocks, Pennant Hills, Newtown, or Parramatta.
Other common foot complaints include ingrown toenails, neuromas, warts, corns, and calluses. Seeing a podiatrist in Pennant Hills, Newtown, North Rocks, or Parramatta is the best options for effective treatment and management of these conditions. Family & Sports Podiatry currently has two convenient Sydney locations.
Like any specialised structure, the foot requires specialised care. Getting this care from a podiatrist in Parramatta, North Rocks, Pennant Hills, or Newtown such as Family & Sports Podiatry can make a big difference in your total health. Seeing a podiatrist may entail routine preventive care, treatment of a specific issue, diagnosis of symptoms such as foot pain, heel pain, or shin pain, or even referral for surgery to correct a deformity or medical care for an underlying issue.
Self-treatment of foot problems is risky and can turn a small issue into a big one. When any of the following conditions occur, make an appointment with Family & Sports Podiatry for an accurate diagnosis and top quality care from a podiatrist in Newtown, Pennant Hills, North Rocks, Parramatta, or elsewhere in the Sydney area.
Athlete’s Foot: This is a common fungal infection of the skin which typically starts between the toes and can spread to other body parts. Symptoms include dry, scaly skin, inflammation, itching, and blisters. To prevent athlete’s foot, wash your feet with soap and water every day and dry them carefully, particularly between the toes. There are other skin infections that can affect the foot as well, so for an accurate diagnosis, see a podiatrist.
Bunions: Bunions are big toe joints which are misaligned and have become swollen and tender. They tend to run in families, although they can be triggered by faulty feet biomechanics, such as excessive rolling of ankles or extremes of arch shape (too high or too flat).
Foot Odor: This can result from excessive perspiration in the foot area. Immaculate daily hygiene can help, as can changing socks as often as several times a day if needed.
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Family & Sports Podiatry at two convenient locations:
1A Grose Street North Parramatta NSW 2151
Parramatta Free Bus shuttle stops outside clinic. Limited free parking on-site. Metered Street parking available.
5 Lackey Street Summer Hill NSW 2130
About 20 metre walking distance from train station. 2-hour free council parking on Hardie Avenue.