Plantar Plate Tear

Plantar Plate Tear

What is a Plantar Plate Tear? The plantar plate is a strong ligamentous structure that runs along the bottom (plantar) surface of the metatarsophalangeal (MTP) joints (i.e. the joints between the long bones of the foot and the bones of the toes. The plantar plate supports the MTP joints during walking and other weight-bearing and …

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Morton’s Neuroma

What is Morton’s Neuroma? Morton’s Neuroma is the benign but painful growth (or sometimes inflammation/thickening of) of nerve tissue between the third and fourth toes. Typically, Morton’s Neuroma is not visible outwardly. What causes Morton’s Neuroma? Tight or restrictive footwear (this condition is particularly common amongst women) Biomechanical abnormalities e.g. flat feet or high arches …

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Intermetatarsal Bursitis

What is Intermetatarsal bursitis? Intermetatarsal bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa, which is located between the metatarsal bones of the foot and adjacent toes. They are small, fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions between bones, tendons, and muscles,helping to reduce friction and allowing smooth movement. Typically, intermetatarsal bursitis affects the bursa between the second …

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General Nail & Skin Care

Feet skin and nail care and treatments Feet can become prone to various skin and nail conditions. These conditions can range from mild, cosmetic and self-limiting to chronic and severe. At Your Podiatry People, we offer preventative and treatment services for a wide range of skin and nail conditions. What are some common feet skin …

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Ingrown Toenail

What are Ingrown Toenails? Ingrown toenails (also known as onychocryptosis), are a common condition in which the edge of the toenail grows into the surrounding skin. Most commonly ingrown toenails affect the big toe, however, it can also occur in other toes. They cause significant pain and discomfort, swelling, redness, and can become infected if …

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Fungal Nail

What is Fungal Nail? Fungal nail is a common fungal infection that most commonly affects toenails. The infection typically begins as a white or yellow/brown spot under your toenail, however as the nail fungus goes deeper, the nail may discolour, thicken and crumble and can gradually spread to the entire nail plate. Fungal nail can …

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Knee Pain

What is Knee Pain? Knee pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal conditions we see at Your Podiatry People. Knee pain can affect people of all ages and activity levels, can range from mild discomfort to severe pain and can be temporary or chronic. Knee pain can impact daily activities, participation in sports, mobility, …

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Bunions? Bunions, also known as hallux valgus, are common deformities which take the form of a bump that develops on the joint at the base of the big toe. Bunions occur when the big toe pushes against the adjacent toe, which causes the joint to protrude outward, creating the appearance of a bony protrusion on …

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What is Heel Bursitis? Heel bursitis, also known as retrocalcaneal bursitis, is  the inflammation of the bursa located between the Achilles tendon and the back of the heel bone (calcaneus). The retrocalcaneal bursa acts as a cushion, reducing friction between the Achilles tendon and the heel bone during movement. Bursitis can occur under the heel, …

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Achilles Tendinopathy

What is Achilles Tendinopathy? Achilles tendinopathy, also known as Achilles tendonitis, covers all disorders of the Achilles, which can manifest in many ways, in all portions of the Achilles. It is a condition that involves inflammation, degeneration, and pain in the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is the thick band of tissue that connects the …

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