Foot Care

At James Pascoe Podiatry we diagnose and treat all common foot ailments such as corns, callouses, ingrown toenails, bunions, warts, fungal infections, claw toes, hammer toes, arch pain, flat feet as well as offering treatment for pain in the feet, knees, hips and lower back.

Our clinics in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and Bathurst are staffed by caring, fully qualified health professionals offering all general podiatry services.

Our podiatrists have many years' experience and have seen and treated all sorts of foot conditions.If you have a foot ailment, chances are we have successfully treated this condition previously, so we can recommend the most effective treatments for you.

James Pascoe Podiatry provides diagnosis and treatment for:

  • Heel pain
  • Shin splints
  • Skin conditions
  • Nail conditions
  • Foot and leg pain
  • Children's heel pain
  • Achilles tendinopathy

Shin Splints

Also known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), this condition is caused by overuse or chronic strain of the calf muscle at the origin on the shinbone. It can also be characterised by inflammation of the periosteum (the connective tissue covering the bone).

MTSS manifests in patients who either begin a new activity that involves running and jumping, or in runners who adopt new running terrain, increase their speed or change their shoe type. MTSS is also prevalent in patients with flat feet, due to the extra stress on the soleus muscle. Treatment involves gentle stretching, massage and icing of the Achilles tendon. Sometimes anti-inflammatories are recommended for pain relief. When the condition is present due to the biomechanics of the foot, orthoses are recommended.

Skin Conditions

We can provide treatment for all common skin conditions associated with feet. Your feet can suffer some fairly unpleasant ailments, hidden away in shoes and socks and left untreated for years. A podiatrist can usually treat painful and embarrassing conditions successfully.

We offer treatment for:

  • Heel pain
  • Shin splints
  • Skin conditions
  • Nail conditions
  • Foot and leg pain
  • Children's heel pain
  • Achilles tendinopathy

Nail Conditions

As we age it can become more and more difficult to tend our toenails. We can also develop thickening of the nails, which makes them very hard to cut, or ingrown toenails, which leads to infection and severe pain.

At James Pascoe Podiatry we provide treatment for:

  • Aged or disabled
  • Thick nails
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Nail surgery
  • Fungal nail infections

Foot and Leg Pain

Foot and leg pain is a fairly common problem throughout the general population, regardless of age.

Severe pain can be debilitating and lead to depression if left untreated.

James Pascoe Podiatry offers relief for patients suffering conditions such as:

  • Arch pain
  • Ankle pain
  • Ball of the foot pain
  • Claw toes
  • Cramping of feet and legs
  • Hammer toes

Achilles Tendinopathy

Pain in the Achilles tendon (a few centimetres above the heel bone) during exercise could indicate you are suffering from Achilles tendinopathy. Also known as Achilles tendinosis, it is a result of micro-tears, which the body responds to by producing new blood vessels, which also bring new nerves.

If you feel you may be suffering from Achilles tendinopathy, reduce your physical exercise. Treatment can involve strengthening the calf muscle to reduce the stress placed on the Achilles tendon, including toe raises and balancing on your toes. Relief can also be sought through stretching, soft tissue massage and rest.

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