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Neurological Disorders

Neurological disorders include a range of disorders that affect the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Depending on the disorder, symptoms can include speech problems, loss of balance, numbness in specific areas, memory loss, weakness, swallowing difficulty, and more.

“Foot drop” is one example of a podiatric symptoms that can be caused by a neurological disorder. An individual experiencing foot drop is unable to lift the front part of his or her foot, resulting in the dragging of the foot on the ground when walking. People with foot drop may find themselves lifting their knees higher than normal in order to get the foot off the ground, or may swing their legs in wide arcs when walking. It may occur in one or both feet. People experiencing this symptom are likely to see a podiatrist such as Family & Sports Podiatry in the Croydon, Ashfield, Haberfield, and Strathfield area, where they can receive an accurate diagnosis of the underlying problem.

Make an appointment with Family & Sports Podiatry in Haberfield, Ashfield, Strathfield, or Croydon today if you are experiencing any unusual symptoms related to your feet or lower legs. They offer patients the most technologically advanced tools in screening for vascular and neurological disorders, so if your foot symptoms are part of a bigger problem, they can tell you and guide you through what your next steps should be.

Because there are two convenient Sydney area locations, residents in the area can easily consult Family & Sports Podiatry. Strathfield, Ashfield, Haberfield, and Croydon residents and others in the Sydney area trust Family & Sports Podiatry for all their foot care needs.

Foot symptoms are not always caused by injury, neglect, or deformities of the feet themselves. Sometimes the problem stems from another system of the body, such as the circulatory system or brain. Family & Sports Podiatry, for Ashfield, Croydon, Haberfield, and Strathfield residents, is the best place to get an accurate diagnosis and recommendations for treatment for all foot symptoms, even when the foot problem turns out to be only a symptom of a more serious issue.

Vascular Disease

Vascular disease is an umbrella term that includes any condition which affects your circulatory system. Your heart pumps blood through your circulatory system, or blood vessels. Blood vessels carry blood from the heart to all the parts of your body. Veins carry blood to the heart and arteries carry it away. Vascular disease can affect arteries, veins, or lymph vessels, and can also include blood disorders. When the communication between nerves and blood vessels is damaged or disrupted due to vascular disease, pain is often the result.

Depending on the type of vascular disease experienced, symptoms can include foot pain. Peripheral artery disease, for example, can cause leg cramping or pain with activity, skin discolouration, sores, or a feeling of fatigue in the legs. That’s why sufferers of this disorder are likely to seek the advice of a podiatrist first.

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See a Podiatrist in Sydney, Annandale, Leichhardt, or Burwood for Sports Injury Treatment

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.