Stress fractures

Stress fractures of the foot and lower extremity are not uncommon. Mostly they occur in sports people, athletes and people with high demand occupations which require long periods of weight bearing. A stress fracture is a ‘crack’ in the bone – usually the outside layer (the cortex). In the foot, they can occur in metatarsals, […]

Metatarsus adductus

Metatarsus adductus (or Metatarsus varus) is a common deformity of the foot generally noticed at birth, though subtle deformity can be overlooked and not picked up till later. It presents with the front part of the foot (forefoot) positioned inward in comparison with the rear of the foot, giving the foot a ‘kidney-shaped’ appearance. The […]

Diabetic Foot Treatment

Diabetic foot complications are a major area of special interest for our practice. We have extensive experience and knowledge in this area. Of all of the foot problems our patients can present with, there is little that is more serious to life or limb than a foot complication due to diabetes. Diabetes causes two main […]

Computerised Gait Analysis

Computerised Gait Analysis is a powerful assessment tool. Our practise utilises the latest in high-tech computerised gait analysis. The TOG GaitScan System is a state-of-the-art foot pressure assessment tool, which is linked to sophisticated software to enable us to accurately assess your foot and gait function for specific problems. This allows us to analyse the […]

Flat Feet in Children

Children are born with flexible flat feet that will generally develop a normal arch during the first ten years of life. Before the age of three, there is a fat pad in the inside arch of the foot that acts to hide the arch. Often the flexible flat foot in children does not require treatment, […]

Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Ingrown toenails are a common problem, affecting people of all ages, and something we see on a daily basis. In 2011, The Podiatry Practice decided to develop a special clinic to provide comprehensive management of acute and chronic ingrown toenails to address what appeared to be a real lack of clinical services for this problem. […]

Big Toe Joint Pain

The first metatarsophalangeal (1st MTP) joint, or the ball of your foot, is a common place for pain and deformity to occur. Careful assessment is required to isolate the true nature of these complaints. Hallux Rigidus When osteoarthritis occurs in the 1st MTP joint, it is known as hallux limitus or hallux rigidus, depending on […]

Heel Pain Brisbane

Heel Pain & Plantar Fasciitis Heel pain (heel spurs and plantar fasciitis ) is a common complaint that affects both men and women, regardless of age,activity or occupation. Heel pain can encompass a range of conditions and causes, and successful treatment requires a thorough knowledge of all these potential issues in order to achieve an optimal […]


Sesamoiditis is painful inflammation affecting the sesamoid bones, which are located in the forefoot. It is a common condition that typically affects physically active young people. Sesamoiditis causes pain in the ball of the foot, especially on the inner (medial) side. The pain may be constant, or it may occur with or be aggravated by, […]

Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

A “bunion” is the lay term that describes an enlargement and deformity of the big toe joint. The deformity arises because of a progressive dislocation of the big toe joint, which causes the toe to move towards the second toe. At the same time the 1st metatarsal (long bone) moves in the opposite direction which […]

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