Common Podiatric Complaints

Foot ankle and joint pain can be attributed to any number of conditions. As such, treatment can vary. As a podiatrist in Perth, we treat patients suffering from a range of conditions, including knee soreness, pain in the back of the feet, nerve damage and ulceration that can occur as a result of diabetes and digital deformities like callouses.

If you’re experiencing any form of foot, ankle or knee pain, it’s best to consult your Perth podiatrist. However, the below common complaints will give you an idea of what you could potentially be dealing with.

Foot Misalignment and Dysfunction

Foot misalignment and dysfunction often manifest in the feet. This can lead to tingling or numbness in your toes, pain under or at the back of your heel, arch soreness and even ankle pain. However, more often than not, foot dysfunction will manifest as pain in the lower leg, shin splints, or knee soreness; particularly when climbing stairs or when crouching/standing with poor foot posture.

Orthotics can help correct foot misalignment and dysfunction issues, as the moulded shoe device will help support, align and improve the function of your feet.

Foot, Ankle and Knee Pain in Children

If your child is complaining about leg aches or sore knees and they seem to fatigue quickly even from just normal walking, make an appointment with a podiatrist to get them checked out today. Another common complaint among children (especially with boys) is pain at the back of the heel during or after exercise. Children with these complaints often respond well to podiatric intervention.

Diabetes and Foot Health

Did you know that diabetics are at risk of impaired circulation and nerve damage in the feet that can result in sensory loss? Diabetics are also more likely to suffer ulceration and infections from foot wounds. To ensure your feet are kept in good health, if you have diabetes it’s vital that you stay aware of your foot health, so you can manage any potentially serious conditions like poor circulation or numbness in the feet.

Diabetic reviews are recommended every six to 12 months.

Digital Deformities

Everyday activities like walking, playing sport and standing up for long periods of time can put extra strain on your feet. This can cause digital deformities, such as misshapen feet and the onset of corns, callouses and even nail deformities. Each of these conditions can become quite painful, however, podiatric care can assist with the treatment and prevention of these conditions.

If you’re suffering from any of the above conditions, or just need a check-up, contact Cannington Podiatry today!