Many problems be they hard skin, foot, knee, back, spinal, joint, musculo-skeletal and poor posture are caused by abnormal foot and lower limb mechanics. So too are recurrent sports injuries and progressive foot deformities such as bunions and clawtoes. Correct diagnosis and hence curing the cause through functional correction where possible is essential for the best outcome.
Paul is a specialist in biomechanics whereby through biomechanic assessment he can analyse and diagnose the cause of the above problems. He will assess normal and abnormal alignments within the foot and lower limb, ranges of motion and muscle tensions. He will then make exact moulds of your feet to create individually tailored insoles (orthoses) that correct your abnormal foot and lower limb function. More palliative insoles can be made if full correction is not necessary. The assessment and manufacturing of devices are completed at the purpose-built clinic.
The whole range of Podiatry treatments are available from simple nailcare to advanced nail surgery, callous reduction and corn enucleation etal. Palliative devices and/or protective devices can again be individually made for localised problems.
When walking your heels repeatedly hit the ground with considerable force. They have to be able to absorb the impact and provide a firm support for the weight of the body. When pain develops in the heel it can be very disabling, making every step a problem and affecting your posture.
Types of heel pain
The sole of the heel (plantar surface): generally described as heel spur syndrome or plantar fasciitis.
Back of the heel (bursitis): inflammation of a bursa (fluid filled cavity) at the back of the heel. It is normal to have bursa separating tissues that may suffer friction, such as between the Achilles tendon and the heel bone. However, if inflamed it ca be painful.
Heel Bumps: occur at the back of the heel as firm swellings which become prominent and may rub against shoes.
He is also an expert in rheumatoid and diabetic feet problems.
We are a local Cheltenham podiatrist’s clinic which has served the local area for many years. From the treatment of cracked heels, foot injuries, corns, athletes foot, ingrowing toe nails, verrucas and painful feet to dealing with posture correction, orthotics and sports injuries. If you need an experienced, qualified foot doctor then we can help.Book an initial consultation today on 01242 514 103 or click the button below to send us an email.