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Best Nail Surgery - Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA) for Ingrown toe nail. Great Results!
Nail Surgery - Partial Nail Avulsion (PNA) for Ingrown toe nail. Education video on the process of conducting PNA procedure with minimal invasive techniques. Great outcomes and patient Satisfaction. Dr Omar Najjarine (Podiatrist)
Total Foot & Ankle Clinic - Dr Omar Najjarine (Podiatrist)
The Total Foot and Ankle Clinic (PODIATRIST: OMAR NAJJARINE) covers all aspects of Podiatry including Pediatrics (Children). We treat a wide range of lower limb conditions and offer a wide variety of services and treatment options to our patients. Patients don't need a referral to see a Podiatrist and appointments are available readily throughout the week. We accept all health funds and no referral required. The clinic is up to date with the latest treatment options and therapies. Our purpose is to offer outstanding consultation and care to all our patients and to offer the best treatment, education and service possible
Flat Feet (Pronation) - Total Foot and Ankle Clinic
Flat feet (Excessive Pronation) is an informal reference to a medical condition in which the arch of the foot collapses, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground. Flat feet can cause many problems from forefoot, arch and ankle pains, to more leg issues, like knee, hip and lower back pains. Only through assessment, a Podiatrist is able to determine the excessiveness of the flat feet and what problems they may cause. Kids can also suffer due to problems caused by flat feet. Treatment People with Excessive Proration (Flat feet) should wear arch supports (known as foot orthotics) to prevent damage to the feet, ankles, legs and knees and to also prevent future complications.
Achilles tendonitis - Total Foot and Ankle Clinic
Achilles tendonitis refers to the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, the large tendon connecting the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is a common condition, especially among athletes involved in sports that require repetitive jumping or running. Causes: Overuse: Engaging in intense physical activity without proper rest and recovery. Sudden Increase in Activity: Rapidly increasing the intensity or duration of physical exercise. Improper Footwear: Wearing shoes without proper support or with inadequate cushioning. Tight Calf Muscles: Lack of flexibility in the calf muscles can contribute to strain on the Achilles tendon. Age: Tendons lose elasticity with age, making them more prone to injury. Flat Feet or Overpronation: Structural issues in the feet can contribute to increased stress on the Achilles tendon. Symptoms: Pain: Pain along the back of the leg, near the heel, especially after physical activity. Stiffness: Stiffness in the morning or after periods of inactivity. Swelling: Swelling or tenderness in the affected area. Difficulty Walking: Walking or engaging in physical activity may be challenging due to pain. Diagnosis: A healthcare professional, often a podiatrist, may diagnose Achilles tendonitis through: Palpating the Achilles tendon and checking for tenderness or swelling, Physical Examination, Imaging Studies, X-rays or ultrasound to assess the extent of the inflammation and rule out other conditions. Treatment Options: Rest: Adequate rest to allow the tendon to heal. Ice, Compression, Elevation (R.I.C.E.): Managing inflammation through these measures. Footwear and Orthotics: Supportive shoes and orthotic inserts to reduce strain on the tendon. Physical Therapy: Exercises to strengthen the calf muscles and improve flexibility. Medications: Over-the-counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatory drugs.
Knee Osteoarthritis and Patella Femoral Pain Syndrome - Total Foot and Ankle Clinic.
Knee pain is a vague statement and can refer to many problems of the knee. The most common being diffused pain around the patella (Known as Patella-Femoral pain syndrome) and knee arthritis. Knee arthritis is characterised by a decrease in joint space. This can be a very painful and frustrating condition. Many problems of the knee can be related to the foot and the ankle, as the knee and hip are connected. Through an assessment, it is possible to determine certain aspects of the foot position in relation to knee osteoarthritis. Patella-Femoral pain syndrome is nominally characterised by general, diffuse knee pains, which get worse during sporting activities and walking up/down stairs. It has a lot to do with mal-alignment of the patella and incorrect knee function. Through an assessment, causes of these knee problems become clear. Causes may be due to the feet or muscle imbalances of the muscles working around the knee. Treatment The foot and knee have a very close relationship, what the foot does will affect knee function. This is best treated by custom inserts which change the position of the foot. This will change the mechanics of the knee and thus, offload the pressure points of the knee and improve its range and quality of motion. Acupuncture also works well in reducing pain in the knee. An assessment is needed to determine the type of insert needed.
Morton's Neuroma - Ball of Foot Pain - Total Foot and Ankle Clinic
Morton's neuroma, also known as interdigital neuroma or intermetatarsal neuroma, is a condition characterized by the thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to your toes. This most commonly occurs between the third and fourth toes. Morton's neuroma is often painful and can feel like you're standing on a pebble or have a fold in your sock. Here are some key points about Morton's neuroma: Causes: The exact cause is not always clear, but it is often associated with irritation, pressure, or injury to one of the nerves leading to your toes. Wearing tight or high-heeled shoes, which can compress the toes and the forefoot, may contribute to the development of Morton's neuroma. Symptoms: Common symptoms include pain or discomfort, often described as a burning or shooting pain, in the ball of the foot or at the base of the toes. Numbness or tingling may be felt in the affected toes. Symptoms may worsen over time and become more persistent. Diagnosis: Diagnosis is usually based on the patient's symptoms, medical history, and a physical examination. Imaging studies like X-rays or MRI scans may be used to rule out other conditions causing similar symptoms. Treatment: Conservative measures are often the first line of treatment and may include wearing wider shoes, using orthotic inserts, or padding to reduce pressure on the affected area. Anti-inflammatory medications or corticosteroid injections may be prescribed to alleviate pain and inflammation. Physical therapy or exercises to strengthen the foot muscles may be recommended.
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