Common Foot Problems


Information on the following topics can be accessed by clicking on the topic you are interested in.

Caring for your feet with diabetes

People with diabetes need to take extra care of their feet. Diabetes caused numbness in the feet, poor blood supply to the feet and lowers the immune system so that they are more likely to develop an infected foot ulcer that will take a long time to heal. Diabetic Foot Factsheet


During the winter months when the feet get cold, chilblains can develop. Chilblains are red sore itchy areas of skin that take a long time to heal and may breakdown into an ulcer. Chilblains Factsheet

Heel pain

This is probably the most common foot pain experienced. There are many non invasive treatments available for heel pain. Heel Pain Factsheet

How to choose a supportive everyday shoe

Many people find it hard to buy shoes and hard to know what is a good shoe. Shoe Factsheet

Toe nail surgery

If you suffer from ingrown toes nails or impacted toe nails you be interested in having toe nail surgery. Nail Surgery Factsheet

Tinea Pedis

Tinea is also known as athlete’s foot. It is caused by a fungal infection in the skin or nails of the foot. There are many treatment options. Tinea Factsheet