“When your feet hurt, you hurt all over” – Socrates
How true is this saying! Pain in our feet can stop us in our tracks and prevent us doing the activities we love to do. The good news is you don’t have to put up with this pain because there are many techniques and treatment options we have at Podiatry Wise to help you get closer to solving this pain.
Here are some of the common symptoms of toe joint problems that we see here in our clinic:
- Pain when wearing shoes
- Corns or calluses
- Redness or Inflammation
- Open sores
Some of the causes of these can include:
- Hammer or Clawed toes
- Systemic metabolic, inflammatory or neuropathic conditions
- Over use injuries such as capsulitis, plantar plate injury or inter-metatarsal neuromas
At Podiatry Wise our podiatrists can accurately diagnose the cause of your pain and devise a treatment plan that is individual to your needs. Our overall goal is to reduce the stress going through the injured tissue and we have a large variety of techniques and skills in which we can achieve this.
The good news is that for corns and calluses they can be quickly and painlessly removed – much like having a haircut, the skin is dead and you won’t feel a thing!
If biomechanical or alignment issues are identified we can utilise mobilisation techniques, specific stretching and strength exercises, prescription orthoses and appropriate footwear changes. Only as a very last resort do we recommend a surgical opinion. If open sores or more complex systemic issues are identified we have extensive experience in treating the high risk foot and utilise not only our own specialist skill range but also that of our other health care professionals.
For assistance with all your general foot and toe symptoms, please contact us today on 9531 1007 or Book Online.