Rheumatoid Arthritis is one of many destructive inflammatory joint diseases that can affect people of any age. Unlike the more common Osteoarthritis, which increases in prevalence with age and is primarily “wear and tear” on joints, inflammatory arthritis can present due to genetic predisposition, following viral infection, or in some cases a cause cannot be…

Fungal infections of the nail are a type of Tinea, and are also known as “onychomycoses”. These nail infections are very common in people over 30 years, and particularly in tropical climates. Onychomycoses are common and generally mild (mostly an aesthetic problem), however, in some cases in causes and pain and permanent toe disfigurement. Classification…

Ingrown toenails or onychocryptosis, is a commonly encountered problem in podiatry practice. Patients usually present with moderate pain in the affected toe, however, with progression, infection, severe pain and even difficulty walking or playing sports can occur. A lot of people tolerate chronically ingrowing nails, but this should be a thing of the past.  Modern…

The forefoot (or ball of the foot) is made up of many small bones, muscles ligaments, tendons and other body tissues. This makes pain in this area complex to diagnose. In fact, it is well know that condition in the forefoot are often poorly diagnosed, and therefore inappropriate management provided. A diagnosis must be carefully…

This condition affects the anterior knee joint which consists of the knee cap (patella) and the lower end of the thigh bone (femur bone).  Patellofemoral Syndrome occurs when the patella does not glide properly on the lower end of the femur. This can cause acute to chronic pain in all age groups. The patella glides…

Bunions are a common foot disorder seen in podiatry.  The term itself is used by patients describing the bony lump found near the base of the big toe, which is usually an adaptation of the positional change of the big toe. Hallux abducto valgus (HAV) is a medical term, which describes the position of the…

 The term shin splints refer to a painful condition that develops along the inside (medial edge) of the shin (tibia). The usual location is along the lower half of the tibia, anywhere from a few centimetres above the ankle to about halfway up the shin. It can however, effect just about any part of the…

Probably the most common complaint presenting at our practice, pain in the arch orheel often indicates inflammation of the long band of tissue under the foot (the plantar fascia). It can cause sharp pain and discomfort in either the mid arch region or at the inside heel, and less commonly the outside heel. It frequently…

Lever & Amler Podiatrists have been in existence for 33 years. We strive to keep abreast with the newest and latest technology relating to worldwide Podiatric trends. Our Podiatrists are among the nation’s most informed and experienced in the use of advanced foot orthotics therapies to treat problems that are too often treated surgically. In…

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