Achilles tendon 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.

Ankle osteoarthritis, sometimes simply referred to as ankle arthritis, is a joint condition which results from damage and loss of the cartilage in a joint.

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.

Ankle instability is a condition characterised by the ankle ‘giving way’ or feeling wobbly and unreliable, particularly on uneven surfaces.

There are many types of lesser toe deformities, including hammer, claw, mallet and cross-over toe deformities. The big toe is known as the hallux and all the others are referred to as the lesser toes.

An estimated one in five adults in the UK has some degree of flat feet and for the majority, this causes no difficulties in any way.

A common problem which affects the big toe is called hallux rigidus or stiff big toe. ‘Hallux’ is the Greek word for big toe and ‘rigidus’ indicates the joint is stiff and inflexible.

The pain is commonly on the sole of the foot and often sharp, described as similar to walking on pebbles or like having a stone in the shoe

Patients with midfoot arthritis usually suffer pain and swelling, with a change in the shape of the foot developing later.

Our dedicated Heel Pain Clinic provides rapid assessment and effective treatment of heel pain or plantar fasciitis.

We are renowned for the treatment of sports injuries. Our experience includes working with many elite sportspeople.

Tendinopathy is the term used for damage to the tendons, causing pain and if left untreated, serious problems and deformity.



The London Foot & Ankle Centre is NOW OPEN for foot and ankle treatments at The Shard and The New Victoria Hospital from Monday 1st June.
Call 0207 403 4162 for appointments with Martin Klinke
The St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is NOW OPEN fully for foot and ankle appointments – call 0207 078 3800 for appointments with Mark Davies, David Redfern and Matthew Solan
We are also offering telephone and video appointments for all of our Consultants.
Our two Podiatrists – Anthony Kontos and Nicolas Ivanoff – have clinics at The St John & St Elizabeth Hospital and The Shard.
Please CLICK HERE for our new clinic opening times for all of our Consultants and Podiatrists
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