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Foot And Leg Pain Centre

Podiatry Hornsby

A happy life starts with healthy feet. 

Dr Angus Chard PhD

The “Foot and Leg Pain Centre” has been established for 20 years and is about restoring your “Physical Freedom”.

Dr Angus Chard, PhD, has distinguished himself among his colleagues with 30 years of clinical experience and a doctorate in Podiatric Musculoskeletal Medicine with an emphasis in children’s foot and leg dynamics.

He leads a passionate team of highly skilled Podiatrists near Hornsby who are anchored by our shared values of credibility, integrity and delivering world-class outcomes. We specialise in the diagnosis, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic foot, leg, and lower back pain.

Our goal is to offer instant relief followed by long term symptom resolution.

Common Podiatry Conditions

Given its complex structure, various regions of the foot including the toes, sole, forefoot, rearfoot, and ankle can be susceptible to pain. 

The onset of knee pain can occur for multiple reasons and is not restricted by age. 

The feet can be impacted by skin and nail disorders such as ingrown toenails, plantar warts, corns and calluses, among others. 

Just because they have tiny legs and feet doesn’t mean children are immune to pain! Recognising the reasons for pain as soon as possible is essential for their progress and growth. 

Complications with the feet and legs can cause effects that extend beyond, impacting areas like the hips and lower back. 

People with diabetes and certain other medical conditions may be more at risk of developing problems with their feet than others. 

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What To Expect From Podiatry

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1. Assessment

The Hornsby podiatrist should inspect the area you’re worried about, be it on the sole of your foot, around a toenail, or in your ankles, knees, or hips. They might observe and manipulate the area, as well as observe your gait to identify the potential source of your problem. 

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2. Diagnosis

Using these observations, your podiatrist should deduce and deliver a diagnosis of your condition. If required, X-Rays, ultrasound and MRI scans might be prescribed to aid in confirming your diagnosis. 

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3. Treatment

Upon the diagnosis of your condition, your podiatrist will identify and suggest the most optimal treatment strategy for you. 

The Complete Guide to Podiatry

Focusing on the feet and lower limbs, podiatry is a medical domain dedicated to their assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Despite being primarily linked with feet, the reach of podiatry also covers the lower legs, and the potential benefits can resonate from your toes to your head.

Seeing a podiatrist near Hornsby may be necessary if you are encountering problems with your feet such as plantar fasciitis (heel pain), arthritis, flat feet, sprains, or any other issues impacting your feet or lower legs. If a healthcare professional believes your feet or legs might be the root of a problem, they may refer you to a podiatrist. An experienced podiatrist, well-informed about all aspects of feet, ankles, and legs, strives to ensure you regain your mobility as swiftly and freely as possible. 

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How We Treat Your Feet

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Posture And Biomechanics

Your body's posture during movement and at rest can significantly influence any pain or discomfort you might be feeling.

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Rehabilitation

A variety of rehabilitation methods for feet are available, such as dry needling, joint mobilisation, stretching, strengthening, and shockwave.

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Walking Running And Falls Assessment

Evaluating your gait— your walking and running style— can be beneficial in warding off injuries and unnecessary falls.

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Footwear And Orthotics

Having the right footwear is crucial, and orthotics can be adapted to various types of shoes to assist you and your children in moving without pain and more effectively.

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Ingrown Toenail Treatment

Approaches to ingrown toenail treatment span from conservative techniques to surgical interventions, with a focus on making each as pain-free as possible.

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Painless Cosmetic Toenail Surgery

At times, it may be advised to extract a part of an ingrown toenail. We ensure utmost care to do this without pain and in a cosmetically pleasing manner. Local anesthetic can be provided if required.

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Why Foot and Leg Pain Centre?

30+ Years Of Experience

Dr Angus Chard, PhD, is a second generation podiatrist with over 30 years of clinical experience.

Wide Range Of Treatments

We present an array of treatment alternatives and will explore all potential options with you.

Evidence-Based Treatments

With the knowledge backed by a Doctorate and a wealth of clinical exposure, Dr Angus Chard, PhD, understands the necessity of integrating evidence with clinical practice.

Referrals From Practitioners

Practitioners: We are dedicated to assisting your patients in maintaining their independent activity levels through podiatry treatment. Do you think any of your patients could benefit from podiatry treatment? If so, we gladly welcome your referrals. With a special focus on addressing complex and chronic foot and leg pain, we can provide high-quality care in a welcoming setting. We are also open to collaboration and accepting patients under the Enhanced Primary Care Plan arrangement. Contact our team today to find out more! 

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Your General Podiatry Questions Answered

A podiatrist assesses your feet and lower legs to determine if there are any issues and, if so, how they may be able to help. At Foot and Leg Pain Centre, our focus is on restoring your physical freedom. 

Podiatrists frequently deal with issues like flat or high-arched feet, plantar fasciitis, ankle sprains, skin and nail problems, and individuals suffering from conditions like arthritis and diabetes. 

Regular foot hygiene involves good cleansing and drying of your feet, managing clean toenails, and resorting to a podiatrist if any potential issues are detected. 

Many people decide to visit a podiatrist if they face pain or discomfort in their feet or ankles or suffer with conditions like plantar warts, bunions, or troublesome corns or calluses. Plus, people diagnosed with diabetes should see a podiatrist routinely due to their escalated risk of foot issues. 

No, a referral is not necessary to see a podiatrist.

Yes you will. It is anchored in our values to get you hip hop happy before walking out the door so that you may leave your pain behind. 

Indeed, our treatments are founded on evidence, experience, and the unique needs and goals of each patient. Some of the studies referenced in this page include: 

Blair, S. N. (2009). “Physical inactivity: the biggest public health problem of the 21st century.” British Journal of Sports Medicine 43(1): 1-2. 

At the Foot and Leg Pain Centre, we regularly treat patients in Dural, NSW and the surrounding suburbs including Arcadia, Baulkham Hills, Beecroft, Bella Vista, Carlingford, Castle Hill, Cheltenham, Cherrybrook, Galston, Glenhaven, Hornsby, Kellyville, Norwest, Pennant Hills, Rouse Hill, Seven Hills, Thornleigh, Wahroonga, Westleigh & Winston Hills.

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Step Up Your Foot Health

At Foot and Leg Pain Centre, we’re committed to addressing all your foot and leg concerns. Whether you’re a student, athlete, senior, or all of the above (congratulations!), you deserve to enjoy the physical freedom that podiatry treatment can provide. Our objective is to restore your physical freedom and have you back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible. To begin, schedule your initial assessment.