Information for Patients

Below, we have provided information sheets for patients and healthcare professionals. These can be opened by clicking the relevant link.

You will need Adobe Acrobat in order to view the pages – this can be downloaded here.

The sheets are designed in a clear, standardised format and can be printed out on a single side of A4 paper. If you require any information that is not provided on the sheets, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you have any difficulty obtaining the information sheets, please contact Kris or Debbie, via the contacts page, who will be happy to send you the relevant sheet.

 

The human foot and ankle is one of the most amazing examples of biomechanical engineering in nature.

Comprising 26 bones, over 30 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, it is a highly complex and specialised structure very similar to our hands but much stronger and less flexible. Our feet enable us to stand, balance, walk, run, jump, climb and swim and are constantly subjected to very high loads, stresses and demands, not to mention being forced into a variety of different shaped footwear. Given the daily abuse suffered by our feet, there are numerous problems they can suffer, and because of the time we spend on our feet and the loads they are constantly bearing, even the most minor foot problem can be severely painful or debilitating.

I treat all Foot & Ankle conditions from the simple to the very complex. The most commonly encountered problems which I am asked to treat are listed here:

Ankle Conditions

Achilles Tendon Disorders
Ankle Arthritis
Ankle Sprains

Foot Conditions

Cavus Foot
Flat Feet
Foot Arthritis
Foot Swellings
Heel Pain
Metatarsalgia
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Toe Conditions

Bunions
Freiberg’s Disease
Hallux Rigidus
Ingrowing Toenails
Lesser Toe Problems
Morton’s Neuroma
Sesamoid Pain

Fractures

Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

About Your Operation

Ankle arthroscopy
Ankle fusion
Scarf osteotomy
Total ankle replacement

Other Information Sheets Available

Potential complications of foot & ankle surgery
Post-op instructions for foot & ankle surgery
Anaesthesia & pain relief.pdf
Recovery planning