What is Chronic Pain?
Chronic pain is pain which has been present for longer than just a few days. Acute pain or injury is that which occurs in the first 72 hours. Most injuries will go though a normal healing process where the pain is most intense in the first few days. Painful injuries will normally heal naturally and pain normally subsides as healing progresses. If acute injuries fail to heal normally, chronic pain, disability and long term injury may occur.
“When all you know is pain, you don’t know that that is not normal.” – Susan Sarandon
The problem with chronic pain is it is so easy to become accustomed to it. There are many people who live with chronic pain unnecessarily. At first it may be agonising, but after a while your body will work out ways to avoid it or compensate for it. You become accustomed to your limp, your inability to perform certain tasks and the chronic pain slowly robs you of your normal mobility and every day life.
While there are many causes of chronic pain, the podiatrists at Posture Podiatry understand that the body is trying its best to function without pain, but is falling short of what it really needs to do.
Can Podiatrists help my Chronic Pain?
The podiatrists at Posture podiatry use simple, effective techniques and devices to encourage the body to effectively manage daily demands and increase its capacity to do more. It all starts with thorough, personalised, individual assessment and analysis. Following a thorough examination, a personalised treatment plan to address the chronic pain can be devised to address any long standing injury or disability.
How is Chronic Pain Treated?
Long term painful injuries can be treated using a variety of treatment modalities. These may include exercises, extracorporeal shock wave therapy, mobilisation, manipulation, dry needling, orthotic therapy or even mild surgery in the case of chronic painful ingrown toenails. The treatment used will be personalised following a complete examination.
If you have any questions about your pain, please feel free to call us to speak with one of our experienced Adelaide Podiatrists at Posture Podiatry and see how we can help you enjoy life again without the restriction of chronic foot pain.
You can call 08 8362 5900 or simply book an appointment online here.
What to expect in your consult?
On arrival, you’ll be greeted with a smile and invited to enjoy a complimentary foot massage or a nice cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. (Say yes when offered… we love spoiling our clients!)
You’ll meet your podiatrist, who will listen to your history, work with you to perform a thorough assessment and begin treatment to get to the bottom of your concerns.
Your time is valuable, so you can complete your client forms either in person or online before your appointment to make things run smoothly. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to ask. We’re here to help!
We’ll stay in touch by sending personal emails or SMS (not bulk spam), and also ask for feedback after your appointments so we can continue to improve our service to you.
• Heel pain, arch pain and forefoot pain
• Plantar Fasciitis and Severs Pain
• Neuromas and nerve entrapment conditions
• Shin Splints and Shin pain
• Skin and Nail care (Yes, we can cut your toenails for you!)
• Removal of Corns and Calluses
• Ingrown Toenail removal
• Gait and posture problems
• Child and Adolescent injuries
• Overuse injuries
• Ankle Sprains
We do our best work finding the true cause of your foot pain, and treating problems that have been around for a while.
No, you do not need a referral to see a Podiatrist. You can call and book in right away!
Our podiatrists are popular, however in most cases we can help you see a podiatrist today. You can check availability by selecting a service below, and if nothing suits give us a call and we’ll make something work.
We allocate 45 minutes for all initial podiatry appointments to allow us the time to adequately assess, diagnose, develop a management plan and treat your condition or injury. Once we get to know each other, the subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration. Once we get to know each other the subsequent appointments are generally 30 minutes in duration.
Yes, podiatrists can refer you for X-Rays, Ultrasounds, and MRI imaging, (and we also know who the good radiologists are, so you won’t miss a thing!)
Yes, we provide on the spot claims with your health fund with our Hicaps machine, or directly to your phone with Hicaps Go at the time of your appointment.
Yes, we accept Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) gold card holders, and WorkCover clients. Just bring details from your GP about your claim.
Yes, we accept American Express cards.
No, however we are registered with Medicare who will contribute $52.95 towards your appointment fee if you have a GP referral under the Enhanced Primary Care (EPC) plan. You just pay the difference, that’s all. Your doctor (GP) can refer you for up to 5 sessions in a year for chronic conditions such as Diabetes.
What can we help you with? Give us a call or chat with us here online and we’ll be happy to talk about the fees with you.