More about Foot Conditions

Other Conditions

Please contact The Lawrence Clinic for advice on any foot condition, such as the common conditions below or any other issue that is concerning you.

Bunions

Bunion after treatment

After treatment

Bunion

Before treatment

The commonest foot condition we treat is a bunion. It appears as a large bony bump on the side of the foot. Bunions may be extremely painful and make it difficult to wear shoes. Shoes that do not fit your feet properly will aggravate your bunions.

Bunions are also formed when the big toe loses its flexibility to bend during walking.

Comparison of feet of mother and daughterExperts suggest that bunions are hereditary and are not caused by, but aggravated by badly fitting footwear.

Right: comparison of the feet of a mother and her daughter.

Toe Shortening and Hammer Toes

Post-operation

After treatment

Pre-Operation

Before treatment

Some patients will consult with us with long toes that they would like shortening, or they want to have their “toe cascades” – the curve at the end of the foot, from the big toe down to the little toe – improved, so that when they wear strappy sandals their toes don’t look out of place.
Surgery is able to straighten digits, thereby removing the pressure sites responsible for the painful skin lesions such as corns.

Click here for a short video about toe-straightening

In addition surgery can:

  • correct the toe deformity
  • remove pressure sites
  • remove pressure lesions (corns)
  • reduce pain
  • improve footwear comfort

Neuromas

Morton's NeuromaOften called Morton’s neuroma this benign condition is a thickening of tissue surrounding nerves which causes pain ranging from a mild throbbing ache to an intense constant burning pain with numbness radiating over the affected toes.

It is often aggravated by tight footwear. This condition most commonly effects the third and fourth intermetatarsal spaces.

INGROWING TOENAILS

SPECIALISED UNIT FOR INGROWING TOENAILS .

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