Explore many of the common conditions that Firefly's Podiatrists treat on a daily basis. Click on the conditions below to reveal a more in-depth profile of the condition and how Firefly Foot & Ankle Clinics can offer treatment.
Arthritis is the inflammation of one or more joints. Typically a sufferer of the condition will feel pain and stiffness in the affected joints. There are many types of arthritis that can affect the foot or ankle.
A bunion is a deformity of the bones associated with the big toe. It results in a bony bump on the inside of the foot around the big toe joint. The condition is referred to as hallux valgus.
Synovitis or Capsulitis is an inflammation of the joint and is usually accompanied by an increased production of synovial fluid that can cause the joint to swell.
In many cases ethnicity determines an individual's arch height. Those who have a high foot arch are termed cavus foot.
The plantar fascia is the flat ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. This ligament supports the arch of your foot, but can become strained, irritated or swollen when injured.
Pain caused where the achilles tendon meets the heel. This can be due to damage to the small sheath at the base of the tendon becoming inflamed.
The big toe is most susceptible to arthritis in the foot. The joint at the base of the big toe that connects to the ball of the foot bends every time you take a step. When this joint stiffens as a result of arthritis, mobility can be reduced and can become painful.
Although diabetes is a condition that results in a person’s blood sugar levels being too high, it affects nerves and blood vessels too. This can reduce a person's foot sensitivity, this is called peripheral neuropathy. More than 90% of those affected will be unaware of this.
Lower back pain can be caused by underlying structural alignment or function. An imbalance in the body such as altered foot function or leg length discrepancy can impact pelvic alignment causing pain.
A flat foot is when the bones of the arch of the foot collapse and are flat on the floor. Many people believe they have flat feet when this is not usually the case.