Below are brief explanations of the most common foot problems we encounter everyday at Frankston Podiatry. For a more detailed explanation of each condition, click the read more hyperlinks.
If you are suffering from a foot problem that does not fit into one of these conditions, feel free to ask one of our trained podiatrists a question – we’re more than happy to help out. Alternatively call 03 9781 5177 to schedule an appointment.
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body and can withstand tensile forces of 1,000 pounds or more. It is also one of the most frequently injured tendons, because of the heavy workload the achilles Read More >>
Arthritis is an inflammation and swelling of the cartilage and lining of the joints, generally accompanied by an increase in fluid within the joints. Arthritis is a disabling and occasionally crippling disease common in people over 50. Read More >>
A bunion is a bone deformity caused by an enlargement of the joint at the base and side of the big toe (metatarsophalangeal joint). Bunions form when the toe moves out of place, and the overlying tissue becomes swollen and inflamed. The enlargement and its protuberance cause friction and pressure as they rub against footwear. Read More >>
Fungal nails refer to a number of fungi that can grow in and on the nail. The fungi are similar to that of Athletes Foot, however, they are significantly harder to treat due to their position under and in the nail. Read More >>
Plantar Fasciitis is a painful inflammatory condition generally caused by overuse or over stretching of the plantar fascia. The overstretching causes multiple small tears in the plantar fascia resulting in mild swelling and inflammation. Read More >>
Ingrown toenails are generally caused by poor nail cutting technique, curved nails or sharp nail edges. They may also be caused by shoe pressure (from shoes that are too tight or short), injury, fungus infection, heredity, or poor foot structure. Read More >>
‘Shin splints’ refer to pain in the lower leg bone that is caused by repetitive overloading of the muscles attaching to the shinbone during walking or exercise. The injury is common in people who exercise regularly such as athletes and dancers or have poor foot mechanics. Read More >>