M Maddocks Inc
Where YOUR FEET are our PRIORITY because your
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HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?
CORNS • CALLUS • CRACKS
Skin thickens as a protective mechanism against high pressure/friction/sheer forces.
We will thin the skin and manage the discomfort with creams, products and perhaps suggest devices or even insoles to address the high pressure.
FUNGAL INFECTION • ATHLETE’S FOOT
Fungal infection can affect the toenails and/or skin. Management is focused on addressing the specific area as well as socks, shoes and the environment using antifungal creams, products and detergents.
(Unfortunately, we do not offer laser therapy at this point)
Warts needs to be differentiated from corns. They can be painful, or go unnoticed, and there can be one or many. There are many treatment options from conservative applications to surgical procedures.
Diabetes affects the foot in many ways, most notably blood flow and sensation. The mainstay of management is preventing complications with regular monitoring. Podiatrists also assist in early identification of complications as well as managing complications through a team effort involving other professionals.
PAIN & INJURY
Ankle, heel, Achilles, arch, toes, foot, knees, lower back.
One leg longer than the other.
May or may not be sports related.
May or may not have started after an accident or an event.
Bunions can cause much discomfort. Conservative management is focused on footwear and biomechanics, and often require custom insoles, to reduce discomfort, delay progression and surgery. Insoles are also prescribed after bunion correction surgery.
INGROWING & DIFFICULT TOENAILS
Conservative care: for those who are not keen for surgical options. Every 6-8 weeks to maintain nails.
Surgical options to permanently* remove the section of nail from the deep base. Can be done in-rooms, under sedation or in theatre.
GAIT & BIOMECHANICS
Computerised gait analysis includes high-speed video as well as pressure-mapping. We look at how your feet, legs and body move, and consider the forces and loads acting on them, which may be contributing to discomfort or dysfunction. The information gained is used in management planning and footwear and insole prescription.
INSOLES / ORTHOSES
Prescription, custom insoles are an important part of the management plan for many things, from pain, flat and high arch feet, clawing toes, knee pain to running injuries, corns, bunions and deformity, as well as before and after foot surgery.
They can be made for sports shoes, formal shoes and some sandals.
They are designed from the information gained from the Gait & Biomechanical assessment.
CHILDREN & TEENS
Our youngsters can have many concerns regarding their feet and legs such as skin and toenail issues, flat feet, foot, ankle, knee pain that can be managed with various options.
Effective wound care is focused on creating the optimal environment in which a wound can heal. This is always done with a team approach including specialist wound nurses and vascular surgeons. Podiatrists play an important role in preventing wounds, identifying high risk areas early, improving wound environment, and offloading pressure that may be contributing.
Running, dancing, cycling, tennis, golf, soccer, cricket, bowls, hiking…
Sports may be associated with skin and nail issues as well as pain and injury.
Please see other sections for more detail.
“My GP referred me to Megan Maddocks after ongoing issues with Plantar Fasciitis were preventing me from running and causing a lot of pain. Megan is fantastic to consult with – she is very passionate about her work, highly thorough and professional and we managed to resolve everything such that I am running pain-free and back to decent times. My daughter has also benefitted from appointments with Megan and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for a professional podiatrist who brings the latest research to her field.”
“We met Megan when we sought assistance for my elderly Mom who was on a short visit to Jhb. Megan did a thorough assessment of Mom’s feet and quickly determined a course of action which has had a significant impact on her levels of comfort and quality of life. Apart from her obvious competence and professionalism, what struck me most about Megan was the kindness, patience and empathy with which she treated Mom. I would recommend Megan to anyone having trouble with their feet. She has since also treated my daughter and successfully refined the solutions she implemented for Mom. We wish Megan all of the very best as she grows and develops her practice.”
“If you want to have a reassuring and cathartic experience during which you are treated with kindness and respect, you should choose Megan Maddocks as your podiatrist. Her professionalism and warmth exceeds my expectations every time. She is genuinely concerned about relieving my pain and discomfort. She takes great care during the treatments and tests and in making me feel at ease. She is very proficient in her field of healthcare and I feel free to ask any question without fear of judgement. She always has workable suggestions and solutions to enable me, as a diabetic, to take care of my feet. I do walk away from my appointments with happy feet and heart:-)...”
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