Our feet carry the weight of our body and can walk over 128,000 kms in a lifetime – that’s more than 3 times around the earth! Painful feet are not a natural part of growing old or something to “put up with”.
In many sports, the foot absorbs tremendous shearing and loading forces, sometimes reaching over 20 times the person’s body weight! This leads to lower leg injuries both acute and chronic.
As our feet grow older, they naturally develop more problems. But painful and uncomfortable feet are not a natural part of growing old, or something to put up with.
Blenheim Podiatry has a special interest in children’s foot problems. We welcome children of all ages into the practice. No child is too young to be seen by a podiatrist.
Diabetes is a chronic disease where insulin is no longer produced or no longer produced in sufficient quantities, resulting in elevated blood sugar levels. This can cause a number of complications in the feet most notably:
Toenail surgery is usually performed to help cure a chronic ingrown toenail. It can also be used to permanently remove thickened or strange growing toenails. Nail surgery performed by our podiatrists is a simple “walk in walk out” procedure, performed under sterile conditions in our practice.