Common foot problems & treatments

There are a variety of common foot and leg problems that affect all ages from children to our most elderly patients. There is no need to feel embarrassed or self-conscious, please feel free to ask us in complete confidence.

Since our feet are considered to mirror our general health any feeling of pain or discomfort could be warning signs of more serious medical problems that should not be ignored. Some conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, osteoarthritis/rheumatoid arthritis and neurological and circulatory problems can display as early warning signs & symptoms in the feet.

As we get older we are more susceptible to common foot disorders that can cause pain, discomfort and disability. This is one of key causes of loss of mobility, independence and can lead to falls. Therefore early discussion or diagnosis can help to promote health, reduce risk and help to improve quality of life.

Sometimes, foot and leg problems can also come about from work related activities or from sports and exercise or training activities. Quite often these can be isolated to specific areas of the anatomy that can be addressed to relieve pain and help to return activity levels back to normal.