At Spinal and Sports Care, our staff are trained to treat a variety of conditions involving the ankle and foot. These include Gout, Calcaneal & Heel Spur, Achilles Tear, Tendinitis, Retrocalcaneal
Bursitis, Plantar Fasciitis, Mortons Neuroma, Metatarsalgia, Hallux Injuries, Foot Pronation, Severs Disease and Inversion & Eversion Sprains.
If you have a specific issue not addressed here or want some more information, get in contact with one of our team members here for a prompt response.
Gout is an inflammatory arthritis which occurs commonly in middle-aged men. Gout is caused by abnormal levels of uric acid in the blood or tissue, which eventually crystallise into a joint and results in the formation of small crystals.
A Calcaneal Spur (Heel Spur) is a pointed bony outgrowth off the bone of the heel. These spurs are caused by damage to the bone over many years which causes chronic local inflammation at the insertion of soft tissue tendons or fascia in the area.
The Plantar Fascia originates at the calcaneus (heel bone) and fans out toward the toes helping to maintain the arch of the foot. Plantar Fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch.
Hallux injuries are referred to as a group of injuries or deformities which affect the big toe. The most common causes are excessive foot pronation, poorly fitted shoes/high heel shoes or any trauma to the hallux.
Foot Pronation (Flat Feet) is the rolling in of the feet due to the the collapse of the arches. The excessive degree of rolling in of the feet causes increased stress on the tendons and ligaments in the foot and ankle.