Foot Clinic Serving Hurstville
A little about Hurstville
Did you know, that at the time of the last census in 2016:
- the average age in Hurstville was 32 years
- there were 10,500 private dwellings and 7,700 families
- nearly 40% of residents were educated in a University
- 37% of Hurstville residents were born in China and 28% in Australia
... and about the foot clinic
Theresa owns and operates the Foot Clinic (podiatrist), which serves Hurstville and surrounding suburbs. Just some of her strengths are that she:
- Is proficient in heel pain treatment and bunion treatment
- Provides a high standard of care towards her clients
- Charges reasonable fees for her services
- Is expert at plantar fasciitis treatment
The Theresa Foot Clinic treats all podiatry problems including knock knees, corns and caluses, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, heel spurs, cracked feet, hammer toes, deformities, sports injuries, and bunions.
You can make an appointment without a referral or you can get a referral from your GP. The Foot Clinic gives pensioner discounts and caters for private health funds.
Feature article: bunions
A bunion is an enlargement of the inner portion of the joint at the base of the big toe. The enlargement actually represents a misalignment of the big toe joint and, in some cases, additional bone formation.
Symptoms include the joint becoming inflamed with redness, tenderness, and pain. The pain of bunions and the difficulty finding comfortable footwear impacts on people’s ability to exercise.
A recent Australian study found a surprising 36% of participants had the condition, with older people and women more likely to be affected.
There are a number of surgical procedures being practised. Newer minimally invasive surgical techniques are showing positive results for mild to moderate bunions. Healing time is minimised and scarring is decreased.
Other forms of bunion treatment are:
Choice of footwear: your choice of footwear is important. Shoes that are flat, supportive and give you plenty of width for your toes are the best choice.
Exercises: a podiatrist can recommend exercises to treat your bunion symptoms. For example going barefoot around the house as this activates the muscles in your big toe joints.
Medication: anti-inflammatory medication may help, and some people receive steroid injections, such as cortisone. These injections reduce the inflammation, and may relieve pain temporarily.
Maintain a healthy weight: this reduces the pressure on your foot joints.
Pads: use of over-the-counter pads can relieve the pressure on your bunions.