Ankle Athritis

Ankle arthritis affects the cartilage in the joint and wears it away until bone rubs on bone. This causes significant pain in the joint. Read more about the various treatment options here.

Bunions (Hallux Valgus) and lesser toe problems

What do the terms hallux valgus and bunion mean? Hallux is Latin for great toe and Valgus is Latin meaning ‘to turn outwards’. As the big toe drifts towards the second toe, a lump (bunion) appears at the base of the big toe. It is not usually due to extra bone formation, but due to…

Interdigital Neuralgia (Morton’s neuroma)

What is inter digital neuralgia or Morton’s neuroma? The condition commonly known as Morton’s Neuroma had been described prior to Dr Thomas Morton (1876) and is in fact NOT a neuroma (nerve tumour). However, this term has been in common use for a condition that should be properly called Inter Digital Neuralgia. This is a…

Ingrowing Toenails

Ingrowing toenailsare a common condition that causes pain and disability in the foot. The condition occurs when the nail plate traumatises the nail fold, giving rise to pain, inflammation, or infection. Treatment largely depends on the type of nail and it is simpler to classify ingrowing toenails into those that occur in normal nails and…

Arthritis of the big toe (Hallux Rigidus)

Ingrowing toenails are a common condition that causes pain and disability in the foot. The condition occurs when the nail plate traumatises the nail fold, giving rise to pain, inflammation, or infection. Treatment largely depends on the type of nail and it is simpler to classify ingrowing toenails into those that occur in normal nails and those occurring in abnormally wide or incurvated edge toenails.