The foot and ankle are complex parts of the body where muscles, tendons, joints and ligaments all work together in order for you to be comfortable standing, walking running and playing sports. Often small changes in the balance or function of these structures can cause pain in your foot or ankle.
It is important to try to establish the exact location of your foot pain as this is helpful in deciding how to treat your foot.
Most patients we see have had an X-ray at some stage in their treatment. X-rays are very useful in finding many foot problems, but when they are normal there are still many other ways to demonstrate the cause of your foot pain. These include MRI scans, CT scans or CT SPECT scans, Ultrasound assessments and Nerve conduction studies.
Several common conditions affecting the foot are described in the drop-down menu 'Foot and Ankle Conditions' , but there are many, many, more. You can discuss your diagnosis with MR Dawe at your consultation.
Where there is doubt about the diagnosis Mr Dawe will often recommend further investigations (scans) to ensure you are receiving the correct treatment.