Adelaide Foot Conditions


This page contains an alphabetical listing of many of the foot and ankle related conditions that may be sucessfully treated at the Surgicentre, along with several remedial sugical procedures. Following the links associated with each item will lead to more information on that topic.

Bunions (Hallux Valgus)

Hallux Valgus is a condition which affects the joint at the base of the big toe. The capsule of the joint is subluxed (displaced), thickened and enlarged, and the cartilage of the joint is damaged.

Hammer Toe

The toe is retracted at one or any of the three joints that exist in the toe. There is often pain (or a corn) on or in the toe. Pain may also exist under the ball of the foot. One or all five toes may be affected.


The nerve between the base of two toes (usually the 3rd and 4th toes) is thickend and this causes pain in the toes and ball of the foot. The pain is usually shooting, burning, cramping and aching in nature.


Unstable Feet and Painful Feet

Some conditions such as flatfeet and high arched feet can cause pain and instability and therefore may require one of the following procedures to provide relief.

Talonavicular Fusion

Triple Arthrodesis

Subtalar joint fusion

Midfoot joint fusion

Flatfoot correction

Cole osteotomy