Foot problems

Mr Shah treats a wide range of persistent foot problems with the latest surgical techniques, including Achilles tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, metatarsalgia, ganglions and bunions.

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Achilles tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is a condition that affects your Achilles tendon, causing it to become inflamed and painful. It can affect anyone, although it is more common in adults, particularly athletes.

It often occurs from overuse of the tendon, but can be caused by poor technique or using the wrong equipment during exercise. Certain antibiotics can also make your tendons more susceptible to the condition.

Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition that occurs when your plantar fascia becomes inflamed and thickened, causing pain and discomfort. This thick band of tissue connects your heel bone to the other bones in your foot, and it’s responsible for supporting your foot and absorbing the impact of everyday activities such as walking and exercise.

Plantar fasciitis affects all ages, but it’s more common amongst over 40s, women and athletes. It usually occurs as a result of small reoccurring injuries to your plantar fascia. These injuries can be caused by shoes that don’t offer enough support or cushioning, excess weight, a tight Achilles tendon and overuse, amongst other things.

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Metatarsalgia is a term used to describe any pain experienced in the ball of your foot – just underneath your metatarsal bones. You can experience metatarsalgia as a result of a number of different conditions, but usually it’s triggered by excess pressure on a particular area, causing damage to your bone and soft tissue.

Common culprits of this increased pressure include high heels, excess weight, high-impact exercise and overuse. Underlying medical conditions that can also lead to metatarsalgia include arthritis, bunions, metatarsal fracture, nerve damage and previous surgery.


A ganglion is a type of cyst that forms near a joint or tendon, often on your hands or feet. These cysts are made up of synovial fluid, which usually lubricates your joints and reduces friction. Often ganglion cysts will feel smooth and vary in size, with some cysts growing as large as a plum.

The exact cause of ganglions is unknown, but we suspect that they are caused by injury or a leaking of synovial fluid, which then collects under the skin.


A bunion – also known as a hallux valgus – is a condition that causes the big toe to point inwards toward the little toe. It is caused by a deformity of the joint at the base of the big toe, which can result from arthritis or a weakness of the joint – although often there is no apparent cause.
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