Our Services Heel Pain A possible cause of heel pain is a heel spur, a bony growth under the heel bone. There are no visible features on the heel, but a deep painful spot can be found in or around the middle of the sole of the heel. Shockwave Therapy During treatment the high energy radial waves interact with Substance P (a brain chemical that stimulates pain receptors in the body) and other tissues which leads to a cascade of beneficial effects. Shin Pain Shin pain is usually a result of a condition called medial tibial stress syndrome. More commonly know and referred to as shin splints. Kids Feet Children begin to walk anywhere between eight and 18 months of age. For the first two years, your child’s feet will seem to have fallen arches. Diabetes Your feet are supplied with blood to keep them healthy. They also have a multitude of nerves that act as an emergency warning system. For example, if you have a stone in your shoe, nerves will send a message to your brain to investigate. Toenail Problems Toenail problems occur in people of all ages. Problems include ingrown toenail, fungal infection and nail deformities. Professional care from your podiatrist can improve the health of your toenails. Common Issues Our feet play an important role in getting us around. Sometimes, pressure placed on the foot becomes out of balance and extra friction falls on particular areas of the foot. Warts Warts are the result of a viral infection. There are several different types which can look different depending on where they occur on the body. On the feet they may appear as flat multiple lesions or consist simply of a single large lesion. Chillblains Chilblains are an abnormal vascular reaction to cold. In cold conditions small arteries and veins narrow to conserve heat which is a normal response to low temperatures. Numbness & Tingling Diabetes can affect your feet by damaging nerves in the legs and feet. This condition is called peripheral sensory neuropathy, or diabetic neuropathy. Footwear It is important that shoes fit your feet correctly. The most frequent mistake we make is buying shoes that are too narrow or short for our feet. Orthotics Your feet are like wheels on a car, if they are out of alignment they can lead to wear and tear on other parts of your body.