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Foot Deformities

Podiatrists can help with a wide range of foot deformities in clinic. Here are some common foot deformities that podiatrists can diagnose, treat, and manage:

  1. Bunions (Hallux Valgus): A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe. Podiatrists can offer conservative treatments such as footwear modifications, strapping, orthotic devices, padding, or recommend surgical options if necessary.
  2. Hammertoes: Hammertoes are characterized by abnormal bending or curling of the toes, usually affecting the second, third, or fourth toes. Podiatrists can provide non-surgical interventions such as splinting, stretching exercises, or orthotic devices. In severe cases, surgery may be required.
  3. Claw Toes: Claw toes result in the toes bending upward from the joints at the ball of the foot, resembling a claw. Podiatrists can recommend treatments like stretching exercises, orthotic devices, or footwear modifications to alleviate pain and improve function.
  4. Flat Feet (Pes Planus): Flat feet occur when the arches of the feet do not develop properly or collapse. Podiatrists can assess the severity of the flat feet, provide supportive footwear recommendations, custom orthotics, or recommend exercises to improve foot function.
  5. High Arches (Pes Cavus): High arches involve excessive arch height, which can lead to instability and foot pain. Podiatrists can assess the underlying causes, provide supportive footwear recommendations, custom orthotics, or recommend exercises to promote better foot alignment.
  6. Metatarsus Adductus: Metatarsus adductus is a condition where the front part of the foot turns inward. Podiatrists can assess the severity and provide guidance on stretching exercises, footwear modifications, or orthotic devices to improve foot alignment.
  7. Morton’s Neuroma: Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that involves the thickening of tissue around the nerve between the toes. Podiatrists can provide conservative treatments such as footwear modifications, orthotic devices, corticosteroid injections, or surgical options if required.
  8. Diabetic Foot Deformities: Diabetes can lead to various foot deformities such as Charcot foot or diabetic foot ulcers. Podiatrists play a crucial role in managing these conditions through regular foot examinations, wound care, offloading techniques, and educating patients on foot care practices.
  9. Overlapping Toes: Overlapping toes occur when one toe extends over or under an adjacent toe. Podiatrists can recommend interventions such as toe splints, stretching exercises, or surgical correction to address the overlapping and relieve discomfort.

If you have any foot deformity or concerns about your foot shape or structure, it’s recommended to consult with a podiatrist at The Foot Room. They can provide a comprehensive assessment, diagnose the condition, and develop a personalised treatment plan to address your specific needs and improve foot function and comfort. Book an appointment with our expert podiatrists at The Foot Room in Preston, North West England. Our modern clinics in Longridge and Broughton provide a calm and innovative environment for your foot care needs. Let us help you find.

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