What is plantar heel pain and what are the symptoms?

What is plantar heel pain and what are the symptoms?

Plantar heel pain, commonly known as Plantar Fasciitis or Plantar Fasciopathy, is a condition that is estimated to impact 1 in 10 people in their lifetime. Plantar heel pain presents with pain around the underside of the calcaneus (heel bone), usually on the inside or...
What exactly do Podiatrists do?

What exactly do Podiatrists do?

Ingrown toenail surgery, Computer designed orthotics, teach people to run efficiently, cut toenails, rehabilitation after foot and ankle surgery, remove horribly painful corns, strength and conditioning for the feet… The scope of what podiatrists do is extremely...
The Podiatrist’s Role in Surgery Rehabilitation

The Podiatrist’s Role in Surgery Rehabilitation

Podiatrist’s, by definition, are foot and ankle experts. They spend all day, every day, working on this one area of the body. Still, many are surprised to hear we are the chief practitioners guiding patients from surgery back to strong healthy walking and active...
When is Ultrasound used

When is Ultrasound used

Ultrasound – Why We Scan When We Scan? While ultrasound has been around since the mid 1950’s, it has only become detailed enough for foot and ankle scanning in the last 6 or 7 years. And when I say good enough, I mean that the detail of the machines used to be very...
Bunion surgery – is it really that painful?

Bunion surgery – is it really that painful?

As a surgeon I occasionally get asked by patients visiting our centre “is foot surgery as painful as they say”? During this blog I will discuss why, with modern surgical and anaesthetic techniques and up to date rehabilitation programs, most patients tend to have a...