Common Conditions

Foot Problems
The average person can walk up to about 8 kilometres per day and the foot accepts at least 120% of the body weight. Over a life time this is over 200 000 kilometres. The faster you move the more force passes through the foot. A simple 5 kilometre run produces over 4500 foot strikes each with a force of 3 to 4 times the body weight. The foot is a complex structure, a masterpiece of engineering. It has numerous amounts of bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nails, nerves and blood vessels etc. These structures are subjected to a variety of demands and diseases. An estimated 40% of Australians will develop painful foot problems at some stage requiring advice and treatment. Dr Nick Marino can assist with your foot concern.

Diagnosis is required to facilitate foot care and treatment plan. This may involve clinical tests, x-rays, ultrasound, MRI, pathology and/or referral to other specialist practitioners for investigation. Treatment strategies and modalities will be employed upon assessment. Some conditions may require surgical intervention if conservative and non-surgical management has not assisted.

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