Bone and joint disorders
There are 33 joints in each foot, any of which may be affected by a joint disorder. The anatomic areas most commonly affected by arthritis are: the ankle (the tibiotalar joint), the hindfoot (including the subtalar or talocalcaneal joint, the talonavicular joint, and the calcaneocuboid joint), the midfoot (the metatarsocuneiform joint), and the great toe (in particular the first metatarsophalangeal joint, which is also where bunions usually develop).
Common symptoms of arthritis in the feet include joint pain or tenderness, joint stiffness or reduced motion, joint swelling, and difficulty in walking. At Aubrey Podiatry we can lessen the pain from deliberating bone and joint disorders such as arthritis, hammer, claw toes, Bunions, Gout with a variety of treatment plans available depending on the severity of your condition
Although it may be impossible to prevent arthritis and other boney deformites from developing, the conditions that lead to it can be corrected. For instance, if you have osteoarthritis, correcting any faulty mechanics that lead to the joint not moving properly may prevent further joint damage.
Wearing proper footwear or custom orthotics will ensure that the foot and ankle joints are properly aligned.
Some of the common conditions we treat are, but not limited to:
Bunions (Hallux abducto valgus)
If you would like any more information or wish to make an appointment please contact us. Appointments can be made by phoning the clinic on 03 688 9095, or email us and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Sports and Soft Tissue Injuries
Footwear and Orthotics
Skin and Nail Concerns
Video Gait Analysis
Children's Foot Concerns
Bone and Joint Disorders