Conditions

Podiatry and chiropody can treat a range of things. Click on a title below to read more about that condition.

Fallen arches and flat feet
This is medically known as having excessively pronated feet. Studies have shown that not all flat feet require treatment, for example, in infants whose arches are still developing and in adults where there are no symptoms…

Pain under ball of foot
This is medically known as metatarsalgia and can be from a number of causes ranging from a ‘Morton’s neuroma’ (bundle of nerve tissue) which can set off a burning sensation like pins and needles when it is squeezed, to pain from simply too much pressure…

Heel pain
The most common cause of heel pain is plantar fasciitis, which accounts for 10-15% of all podiatry referrals, and can affect any age group from teens upwards…

Ankle sprain or instability
Ankle sprains and lateral (outer) ankle instability are one of the more common conditions treated…

Ankle pain (no history of injury)
Ankle pain may exist when there is no history of injury but be present due to overuse from particular sports such as football or ballet…

Achilles tendonitis
The Achilles tendon is the strongest and thickest tendon in the body and attaches into the heel from the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus)…

Shin splints
Although shin splints is a term frequently used it is actually an umbrella term referring to pain and discomfort in the leg from overuse of the lower leg muscles due to either poor lower limb biomechanics, or external factors like training on a hard surface…

Knee, hip and back pain
The interrelationships between the foot, leg, hip, back and upper body are important to allow fluid dynamics during walking and gait.

Poor posture and core stability
If a person has poor core stability, and they sway a lot around their centre of pressure, then their joints may go through too much movement and be prone to more ‘wear and tear’…

Bunions
Bunions of the big toe are medically known as hallux abducto valgus (HAV) and refer to the deviation of the big toe across the foot whilst exposing the big toe joint to pressure as it becomes more prominent.