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Your feet are an essential part of your everyday life, therefore they endure a lot of wear and tear. At Doncaster Foot Clinic, we deal with a wide range of foot problems on a daily basis. There are a few ailments, though, that are more prevalent than others. But who do they affect and what are they?

Corns

Usually found on your feet and toes, corns are little lumps or patches of hard skin. Usually, pressure or rubbing of the skin is what produces them. High heels, uncomfortable shoes, and not wearing socks with shoes are a few examples of prevalent causes. As you age, skin-related problems and arthritis become more frequent, hence why corns are particularly common in elderly people. 

For a more comfortable and secure return to walking, at Doncaster Foot Clinic we provide Corn Removal services. The procedure is pain free and offers instant relief. 

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis is one of the most common conditions that cause heel pain. Nearly two million patients are treated for this condition every year. It is the inflammation of the plantar fascia, the area of your foot that connects your heel bone to your toes. Research shows that it is most common in people between the ages of 40 and 60, with most people having caused it by putting excessive pressure on the soles of their feet. This is why people who are regular runners are more prone to this issue. 

Plantar fasciitis usually goes away on its own in 6 to 18 months, but because it is unpredictable, the majority of patients choose to receive therapy. At Doncaster Foot Clinic, we offer Shockwave Therapy and High Level Laser Therapy treatments in order to help with Plantar Fasciitis. These treatments are fast acting, pain free, and none invasive; with a 90% patient satisfaction rate.

Athletes Foot

Tinea Pedis, another name for athletes foot, is a fungal skin condition that typically starts between the toes or on the arch of your foot. It is estimated around 70% of people will experience this condition in their lifetime. As it is frequently found among athletes, it is known as athletes foot. Even though it may not be a significant problem, treating it can be very bothersome. Athletes foot, though, can affect anyone, but specific actions can raise your risk. Examples include: visiting public places barefoot, sharing socks or shoes, wearing tight shoes, or having excessive sweaty feet.

At Doncaster Foot Clinic, we offer a selection of creams, sprays and powders in store to cater for your condition.

Bunions

A bunion, also referred to as hallux abducto valgus, is a bump on the side of the big toe. The visible bump reflects changes in the bone framework of the front part of the foot. They are a progressive disorder, and a very common foot problem with an estimated 30% of the UK suffering with bunions. Symptoms include: pain, inflammation and redness, a burning sensation, and possible numbness. 

Our team of highly qualified podiatrists provides a Biomechanical Assessment to assist in the treatment of bunions. You will be evaluated and assisted in getting back to normal.

How Can Doncaster Foot Clinic Help Your Foot Problems?

At Doncaster Foot Clinic, we are able to support you with advice and treatment for all your foot problems. Our team are experts in a range of services and can help you on your road to recovery. You can reach us by email on doncasterfootclinic@gmail.com or by calling us at 01302 342 971. Alternatively, to stay up to date with our clinical updates and specials, follow us on Facebook.

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The Most Common Foot Problems