Podiatrists Treating Foot Pain in Canberra

We at Your Happy Feet in Canberra have put together a round-up of what various pain signals in your feet or lower limbs may indicate, as they can provide clues to many related ailments throughout your body. Contact our skilled and friendly podiatrists today to book a consultation.

What are the Causes of Foot Pain?

There are many causes of foot pain, including:

  • Heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
  • Injury – such as sprains, breaks and fractures
  • Arthritis – inflammation of the joints and other tissues
  • Tendonitis – inflammation of the tendon structures that attach to the bones of your feet (e.g. the Achilles which connects your calf muscle to your feet)
  • Shin splints – refers to pain felt anywhere along the shinbone from the knee to the ankle
  • Peripheral vascular disease – where blood flow is constricted
  • Sever’s disease – is a common cause of heel pain, particularly in young and physically active people
  • Deep vein thrombosis – a blood clot that forms in the veins of the leg
  • Sciatica and radiculopathy – pain in the buttock and leg caused by pressure on nerves in the lower back
  • Flat feet, corns, calluses, bunions or a range of other ailments

How can you heal your pain?

A good step is to see your podiatrist, who can assess and treat you as part of a personalised treatment plan. It can also help to look after your overall general health – by drinking plenty of water, wearing the correct footwear, and exercising regularly where possible.

What is the best treatment? No single treatment works for everyone, which is why it is so important to see a podiatrist who can tailor a treatment plan to specifically reflect your needs.

Treatment Can Vary

Anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen can work. Whereas if swelling and inflammation are the cause of pain – ice packs, strapping and stretching can form part of your treatment plan. For biomechanical issues – such as flat feet or bunions – orthotics may be prescribed as part of a wider treatment plan.

Given the complexity of ailments affecting the feet and lower limbs, only your podiatrist can prescribe the treatment most suited to your needs. Most importantly, don’t self-diagnose pain treatment – please see us at your happy feet podiatry.

Holt Clinic: Ochre Health Hub

76 Hardwick Crescent, Holt
ACT, AU, 2615

Hours Of Operation:
Weekdays (Monday to Friday)
Mornings: 07:30 am – 11.30 am
Afternoons: 1.30 pm – 06.00 pm
Saturday
Mornings: 07:30 am – 11:30 am
Sunday – Closed

Murrumbateman Clinic

53 Rose St, Murrumbateman
NSW, AU, 2582

Hours Of Operation:
09:00 am – 05:00 pm
Only open on Thursdays

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