Category Archives: Common Conditions and Treatments

From injuries such as Plantar Fasciitis and Morton’s Neuroma to skin complaints like Ingrowing Toenails and Plantar Warts, we treat all manner of foot and leg conditions. This will leave you feeling healthier and allow you to return to the activities and life you love. Discover the podiatry conditions that we can help you with.

Why should I get a pre-pointe assessment?

Ballet dancer en pointe during pre-pointe assessment

Ballet is an athletic art that demands precision, strength, and dedication. For aspiring ballet dancers, the transition to pointe work is a significant milestone that requires careful consideration and preparation. A crucial step in this journey is to undergo a pre-pointe assessment with a qualified podiatrist. This article delves into the reasons why ballet dancers […]

Overlapping Toes – How do we treat them?

Baby with overlapping toes

What are overlapping toes? At Performance Podiatry, we treat a lot of patients with overlapping toes. Overlapping toes are mostly characterized by one toe permanently overlapping another toe. Most children are born with this condition as it is mostly congenital (occurring within the womb). Overlapping toes are experienced commonly in infants and young children. Overlapping […]

Onyfix – A simple treatment for ingrown toenails

Onyfix ingrown toenail treatment used by podiatrists at Performance Podiatry

How can Onyfix help my ingrown toenails? Onyfix offers a non-surgical option for treating and preventing painful ingrowing toenails. It is a great, pain-free option for those with involuted (curved nails). Our podiatrists individually adapt the Onyfix treatment to suit each patient. This article will explain more about the Onyfix process and who is most […]

Mortons Neuroma

mortons neuroma treatment

Mortons Neuroma is one of the most common conditions we treat at Performance Podiatry. As Mortons neuroma has the potential to cause long term pain and disability, we choose to treat Mortons Neuroma as quickly and efficiently as possible. What is a Mortons Neuroma? Mortons Neuroma (or neuritis) is the inflammation and sometimes scarring of […]

Plantar Fasciitis

plantar fasciitis podiatrist

Plantar Fasciitis – Why see a podiatrist? Plantar fasciitis can be a severely debilitating condition, affecting your ability to do the things in life that you enjoy most. At Performance Podiatry, our podiatrists understand the impact that plantar fasciitis can have and it is their mission to see you recovered and pain free as quickly […]

Heel Spurs

heel spur treatment

What are heel spurs and how are they treated? A heel spur is a bony outgrowth (also known as an osteophyte) protruding from your heel bone and often requires an X-ray to diagnose. In most cases heel spurs are not a cause for concern and do not directly cause pain. They are generally a symptom […]

Toenail Fungus

toenail fungus laser treatment

Fungal toenail infections are unsightly, frustrating and affect approximately 14% of the population. Toenail fungus infections often appear as yellow or white discoloration of the toenail, with debris accumulating under the nail bed. Left untreated, toenail fungus can result in crumbling and thickening of the nail, rough nail ridges and spreading of the infection to […]

Kids Foot Problems

foot problems kids

Once you are a parent you start to notice every little thing about your child. You notice their eating habits, methods of communicating, how quickly they are growing and when they are becoming unwell. Parents also often notice when something is not quite right developmentally, even if they cannot put their finger on it. Common […]

Dry and Cracked Heels

cracked heels treatment

Calloused or dry, cracked heels? With Winter fast approaching many people will start to notice their skin becoming dry. Many parts of the body can be affected, such as with dandruff, chapped lips, eczema and dry patches. To a podiatrist the most common complaints are callouses and dry, cracked skin on the feet – namely […]

Posterior Tibial Tendonitis

posterior tibial tendonitis treatment

Tibialis posterior is a muscle in your lower leg that runs down the inside of your ankle and attaches into the inside of your foot arch. What is Posterior Tibial Tendonitis and how is it treated?  It is crucial in maintaining the strength and stability of your foot arch and can be left prone to […]

Severs Disease

severs disease treatment

Causes and treatments for severs disease Severs Disease is a painful condition where the calf muscle / Achilles tendon pulls away from the heel bone growth centre causing an inflammatory response in children. It is also known as ‘growing pain’. Severs Disease is usually self-limiting and will resolve on its own, however this may take […]

Shin Splints

shin splint causes

Shin splints is caused by excessive stress on the shin bone and surrounding muscles. Causes and treatment of shin splints ‘Shin Splints’ or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is a condition whereby excessive stress on the shin bone and surrounding muscles causes aching or tired legs, or sharp leg pain that can be so severe […]