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Conditions Treated

Toenail Fungus

Laser Treatment for Fungal Nails Fungal nail disease, medically referred to as onychomycosis, affects up to 14% of the adult population. Fungi that feed on keratin, a structural protein within your nails, frequently cause the condition. Fungal colonies proliferate in moist environments and invade the nail bed by penetrating the margins of the nail. Fungal nail disease may result in… Read More

Heel Pain

Heel pain is one of the most common conditions treated by podiatrists. Heel pain is most common in middle aged men and women however can commonly affect children around the ages of 8-15. Heel pain can be a cause of increased weight, flat feet, high activity levels or increased standing at work. Some of the most common conditions are: Plantar… Read More


Bunions refer to the deviation of the big toe towards the middle of the foot and the lump that results on the inside of the foot. Bunions are caused by 3 things: Poor foot structure/mechanics Shoes Genetics Bunion can have several implications: Aesthetics: Due to the misalignment of the bones, a bunion can have an unattractive appearance Footwear Fitting: It… Read More

Morton’s Neuroma

Mortons Neuroma (or neuritis) is the inflammation of a nerve that runs between the long bones in the ball of the foot (metatarsals).It can result in shooting pain, tingling, numbness and swelling. The pain is usually exacerbated by walking or standing on tip toes. This condition can be particularly debilitating as the nerve condition gets worse the longer that the… Read More

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis or Achilles Tendinitis or Achilles Tendinosis Achilles Tendonitis causes is inflammation and degeneration of the Achilles Tendon and affects the calf region of the leg. Achilles Tendinitis is a repetitive use injury that usually causes pain in the lower portion off the calf muscle or heel bone where the Achilles tendon attaches. It is a condition that often requires… Read More

Cracked Heels

With many Queenslanders enjoying life in thongs or barefoot we see lots of cracked heels in the clinic. When callous builds up around the heel it begins to dry out and split, this can be really painful to walk on if it is left untreated! It is especially important for people with diabetes to have cracked heels treated as a… Read More

Flat Feet

Flat feet (Pes Planus) is a term used to describe excessive “rolling in” or pronation of the feet either while standing or in motion. This “rolling in” is a normal function of the foot as it allows us to absorb shock and walk on uneven terrain. However, too much of this can cause problems in the long-term. Flat feet in… Read More

Plantar Warts

Plantar warts (Verrucae Plantaris) are one of the most common viral infections of the skin. They are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), of which there are over 100 strains, some of which cause warts on the hands and other areas. The virus survives in warm, moist environments and is believed to be transported via water molecules and transmitted… Read More

Shin Splits

‘Shin Splints’ or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is a condition whereby excessive stress on the shin bone and surrounding muscles causes aching or tired legs, or sharp leg pain that can be so severe it stops you from performing activities such as running. The symptoms of shin splints are similar to that of Compartment Syndrome, which requires emergency treatment…. Read More

Sever’s Disease

Severs Disease is a painful condition where the calf muscle/achilles tendon pulls away from the heel bone growth centre causing an inflammatory response. The problem is usually self-limiting and will resolve on its own, however this may take years. Treatment can help to speed up this recovery process and it should be prompt to prevent the child from being forced… Read More