Podiatry is available at both out Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach clinics. A podiatrist is a health professional who deals with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Podiatrists treat patients of all ages including children and the elderly.
The conditions podiatrists treat include those resulting from bone and joint disorders such as arthritis and soft-tissue and muscular pathologies as well as neurological and circulatory diseases.
Podiatrists are also able to diagnose and treat any complications of the above which affect the lower limb, including skin and nail disorders, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails. Foot injuries and infections gained through sport or other activities are also diagnosed and treated by podiatrists.
Common conditions treated
- Plantar Fasciitis – Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition affecting the plantar surface (underside) of the heels where the plantar fascia attaches to the calcaneus (heel bone). Common causes of plantar fasciitis on the Gold Coast would be from overuse activities such as walking, running and playing sport. Read more…
- Heel Spurs – Often mistaken for the cause of patient’s pain because of the often large, sharp appearance of the spur on an xray of the feet. Pain is usually however associated with the condition called Plantar Fasciitis (see above) which is micro-tearing of the plantar fascia at the sight of the plantar heel. Read More…
- Foot pain, heel pain, knee pain
- Fat Pad Syndrome
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Hallux Abducto Valgus (Bunions)
- Claw toes
- Achilles Tendonopathy
- Achilles Enthesopathy – Inflammation of the site where the Achilles tendon attached into the calcaneus (back of heel). Read more…
- Peroneal Enthesopathy
- Sinus Tarsi Syndome
- Sever’s Disease – Sever’s disease also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is a common condition situated at the back of the heels in children usually aged between 9 and 13 years old. Read More…
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cuboid Syndrome
- Shin Splints
- Medial Tibial Stress Syndome
- Tibialis Posterior Dysfunction
- Patello-femoral knee pain
Shock wave Therapy is now being used by our Podiatrist, Aleks to help treat various soft tissue injuries of the lower limb. It’s particularly useful for chronic Achilles Tendonopathy and Plantar Fasciitis. A shockwave is an intense, short energy wave that travels faster than the speed of sound and, when applied to areas of pain, it is thought to stimulate new blood vessels and nerve cells which promotes faster healing time.
This therapy is best used in conjunction with other therapies and is especially useful in those stubborn soft tissue conditions that are not responding to usual methods of treatment. It is not recommended as a sole treatment option and should be discussed more with your Physiotherapist or Podiatrist for possible contraindications before considering this as an viable option.
To speak to our Podiatrist about Shockwave Therapy please call the clinic on 5535 5218