Common Foot Problems

Heel Pain / Plantar Fasciitis

  • Sharp, Shooting pain in the heel
  • Pain in first step down
  • Pain radiating up the leg or to the toes
  • Can cause pain in other areas of the foot as the body’s way of compensating for the problem.
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Heel Spurs

  • Sharp, Shooting pain in the heel.
  • Pain in the first step from a resting
  • Pain radiating up the leg or to the toes
  • Can cause pain in other areas of the foot as the body’s way of compensating for the problem
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Flat Feet

  • Pain in ankles
  • Knee pain, hip pain or lower back pain
  • Children with flat feet, trips and falls frequently and are clumsy
  • Fatigue in feet
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High Arches

  • Pain in the ball of the foot
  • Pain in the heel
  • Bunion of the 1st or 5th toes
  • Corns or calluses in the area of high pressure
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Pain in the BOF / Metatarsalgia

  • Sharp Pain in the Ball of the foot
  • Dull achy pain in the Ball of the foot
  • Throbbing pain in the Ball of the foot
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Ankle Pain / Sprain

  • Swelling or bruising
  • Pain with motion
  • Inability to walk properly or walk with a limp
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Arthritis

  • Increased stiffness
  • Swelling
  • Generalized foot pain
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Varicose / Spider Veins

  • Swelling in the ankle or foot
  • Tired, achy legs or feet
  • Swelling in the legs
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Bunions

  • Redness or swelling on the joint
  • Pain in the joint
  • Big toe deviating towards the lesser toes
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Hammer Toes (Claw Toes)

  • Stiff or painful
  • Corns
  • Difficult to fit in regular shoes
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Diabetes

  • May have numbness or tingling in feet
  • Hard, thickened skin
  • Possible openings in the skin or ulcers
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Ingrown Toenails

  • Redness
  • Signs of inflammation or infection
  • May have pus coming out
  • Can be very painful
  • May give evidence of cellulitis
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Fungal Nails

  • Yellow or white discolouration of the nail
  • Thick toenails
  • Crumbling Nail
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Corns / Calluses

  • Yellow or white discolouration of the nail
  • Thick toenails
  • Crumbling Nail
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Plantar’s Warts

  • Raised skin
  • Pinpoint black dots on the skin
  • May be some associated pain in the area
  • Often times there are multiple lesions present
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