Foot deformities can occur in the rear, mid or forefoot and may be congenital (what a baby is born with) or acquired (these develop later in life). Deformities of the foot can include: hammer toes, bunions, flat feet, talipes.
Common foot deformities conditions we treat:
A toe that is bend permanently downwards, typically as result of shoe pressure.
A bony lump deformity of the big toe joint, eventually it will point the big toe towards the other toes in the foot.
A postural deformity of the foot in which the arches of the foot collapse and the whole foot is coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.
What could podiatry for foot deformities problems involve?
Conservative treatments can be provided by our podiatrist to help relieve the pain caused by the increased pressures from deformities of the foot. Treatments vary upon the condition and history of the problem. These may include:
- Footwear advice
- Footwear adjustment
- Treatment of corns and callus
- Orthoses or insoles
- Wedges or toe covers to offload pressures on joints
In severe cases where conservative treatment methods have failed to provide substantial relief, a surgical option may be explored. Your podiatrist can discuss the basics of surgical treatment options for you and write surgical opinion reports, letters or referrals when required.
If you have a problem with your foot or lower limb, and you are unsure whether or not podiatry can help you, then why not contact us.
If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment then please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01625 326 222.