Foot Conditions

We can assist with a variety of foot conditions that affect the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles of the foot. These include Bunion deformities, hammer toe deformities, plantar fasciitis, fractures, and arthritis.

Dr. Smith will provide a thorough assessment of your condition, through a detailed history, physical examination, and evaluation of relevant imaging. Both nonoperative and operative treatment options will then be discussed and a management plan commenced, with the aim of returning your function and reducing your pain.

Bunion Deformity

Bunions (Hallux Valgus) are a very common condition affecting the big toe. They can result in pain, difficulty with shoe wear, poor cosmesis, and arthritis.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is the most common foot complaint, experienced by thousands of Australians every day. It results in heel pain in the morning, or after a period of rest and can be very debilitating.

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A collection of conditions resulting in pain under the ball of the foot. A thorough assessment is required to pinpoint the cause of the symptoms and develop a management plan.

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Lesser Toe Deformity

The smaller toes are subject to develop progressive deformities. These deformities are often flexible during the early phases of the condition, but soon transition to a rigid (‘fixed’) position.

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1st MTP Joint (Big Toe Joint) Arthritis

Big Toe Arthritis most commonly affects that base of the toe, at the joint called the 1st Metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joint . It is the most common location for arthritis around the foot and ankle, and is typically seen in adults between the ages of 30 to 60.

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