Conditions & Treatments
We treat various lower limb conditions from the feet right up to the lower back including sports injuries, heel pain and fungal nails.
At Bespoke Health and Performance, all our practitioners are fully qualified and trained to treat a number of lower limb conditions and common foot issues including pain and injuries affecting the feet, legs and related structures.
We pride ourselves on the variety of foot conditions and podiatry issues we are presented with, which we are able to assist our patients with. Whether you’re suffering from pain and discomfort due to foot injuries, stress fractures, arch pain, inflammation, skin problems, nail disorders, foot infections, diabetes, overuse injuries of the foot and ankle, incorrect footwear or abnormal foot alignment & walking patterns, our team of experienced professionals can help.
Podiatry treatment will vary for each individual depending on a number of factors and the nature of the complaint.
Lower Limb Conditions We Commonly Treat
Below you will find information on common sports injuries, heel pain, foot pain, aching feet and leg pain conditions our Podiatrists commonly encounter at Bespoke Health and Performance.
Simply click on the learn more button on your conditions of interest for more information.
The most common foot condition among runners is plantar fasciitis, an inflammation of a web of thick ligaments (the plantar fascia) that runs along the bottom of the foot and connects the heel bone to the bones of the forefoot.
Patellar Tendonitis also known as Jumper’s knee is an inflammation or injury of the patellar tendon felt as pain, tenderness and functional deficit. This condition may interfere with or even end your patient’s sporting career regardless the age and is difficult to treat.
The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle to the heel bone. When the calf contracts, it pulls the heel up which allows us to push off our toes when we run, walk, or jump. Over time this leads to inflammation, micro-tears, and tendonitis.
A stress fracture is a hairline crack or a group of cracks in a bone. These can happen in any bone, but for runners, they most commonly occur in the tibia (and are often associated with shin splints), metatarsals, and the calcaneus (heel bone).
Peroneal tendonitis is an inflammatory injury of the peroneal tendons (there are two) on the outside of the ankle.
The usual signs and symptoms are pain, tenderness, and swelling around the outside of the ankle and possibly down to the outside of the midfoot.
Morton’s neuroma is the enlargement of the nerves between your foot bones, feels similar, though the pain is closer to the outside of the foot. Sharp, aching, or radiating pain in the ball of the foot is a common symptom of Morton’s neuroma.
Shin splints is a catchall term for pain in the front of the shins, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome. The tibia, your shin bone, is the larger of the two bones in your lower leg, and this stress occurs in the midline of the bone and the surrounding tissue.
Fungal Nail Infections
Onychomycosis, also called tinea unguium, is a fungal infection of the fingernails or toenails that can cause the nail to become discoloured, thick, and more likely to crack and break. Nail fungal infections are the most common diseases of the nails.
You probably don’t need help identifying blisters and blackened toenails (which form when blood vessels rupture beneath the nail). They can sneak up on you anytime, and, if you’re lucky, you’ll only notice once you take off your shoes.
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