Our consultants are highly specialised and internationally renowned, focusing entirely on foot and ankle treatments.
Why Choose The London Foot and Ankle Centre?
LFAC boasts a breadth of treatment options and depth of expertise that is unmatched by most other treatment providers. It is why we are the preferred treatment centre for many Premier League football clubs, international athletes and many other elite sportspeople. Our integrated team of surgeons, podiatrists and physiotherapists work closely together to ensure that each patient receives the optimum care and recovery solution.
Foot and Ankle Conditions
Foot and ankle problems affect three out of four people at some stage of their lives. LFAC attracts patients from all over the world, who turn to us to find solutions to foot and ankle problems where previous treatment providers have failed. For every condition, our focus is on finding a solution that is the least intrusive and provides the best possible results.
The Achilles tendon is located just behind and above the heel. Its role is to help the foot to bend downwards at the ankle. A rupture is a serious injury which needs to be diagnosed and treated as soon as possible.
Tendonitis is a term which means inflammation or swelling, and it occurs often in and around the Achilles. There are two areas of the Achilles prone to this problem: in the middle of the tendon and at its insertion into the heel bone.
Ankle osteoarthritis is a joint condition which results from damage and loss of the cartilage in a joint. Loss of, or damage to the cartilage can result in inflammation of the joint and sometimes leads to deformity.
The term bunion refers to a swelling on the side of the big toe joint, a condition which occurs when the big toe leans too much into the second toe. The swollen area is prone to rubbing from shoes, causing inflammation and pain.
Ankle instability is a condition characterised by the ankle ‘giving way’ or feeling wobbly and unreliable. It usually develops following an ankle sprain that was not diagnosed properly or has not healed.
There are many types of lesser toe deformities, including hammer, claw, mallet and cross-over toe deformities. Treatment can be non-operative or operative but it is important to understand the underlying mechanism that has led to the deformity.
A person with a flat foot has little or no arch, the heel tilts outwards. While most adults who have flat feel rarely experience difficulties, those who experience problems require a timely referral to a specialist if long term difficulties are to be avoided.
A common problem which affects the big toe is called hallux rigidus or stiff big toe. It is a form of osteoarthritis which occurs when the cartilage within the joint wears out. LFAC can offer hallux rigidus surgery as a minimally invasive procedure.
Metatarsalgia means pain in the metatarsals of the foot, or forefoot pain. There are many possible causes of forefoot pain and your surgeon will make a careful assessment to decide upon the correct diagnosis and treatment.
Patients with midfoot arthritis usually suffer pain and swelling. It is sometimes overlooked by non-specialists because there are so many small joints in the midfoot. A careful clinical assessment needs to be supplemented with special x-ray views.
One in ten people will experience heel pain and for many, the problem will have a very significant impact upon their lives. LFAC has a dedicated Heel Pain Clinic for the rapid assessment and effective treatment of plantar fasciitis.
LFAC is renowned for the treatment of sports injuries. Our experience includes work with Premiership footballers, major rugby clubs and many other sportspeople competing at an elite level.
Tendinopathy is the term used for damage to the tendons, causing pain and if left untreated, serious problems and deformity. Patients with tendinopathy can normally be seen within our dedicated Heel Pain Clinic.
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