Areas of Expertise

Under 18’s

I manage ankle and foot problems in all age groups with the exception of newborns. Please be aware that each of the facilities I work from has different rules regarding consultations and treatments for under 18 and under 16 year old patients.  Please check carefully when you make your appointment.  Thank you.


A&E not quite sure about you injury?
Long wait for Fracture Clinic appointment?
Do you really need to be in plaster?

These questions are common after an injury, and expert assessment by a specialist dedicated to hastening your recovery is essential to minimise the frustration of time spent recovering.


Key-hole surgery (arthroscopy) and other minimally invasive procedures allow operations to be done through small scars. Sometimes there are advantages in terms of healing of the bone or tendon – but not always. Beneath the small scars there is still a lot of work done, and so some swelling is inevitable and rest followed by physiotherapy is important. The advantages of minimally invasive surgery should not lead you to believe that your recovery will be miraculously fast.


Pain and stiffness in the heel, typically when taking first steps first in the morning, is probably from plantar fasciitis (policeman’s heel) or your Achilles tendon. Frequently these conditions recover gradually by themselves – but a proportion of patients suffer for years. A proper assessment of your condition, and your biomechanics, allows a precise treatment plan to be formulated so that your recovery is as quick and complete as possible.


Is an operation really needed?
How soon do I need to get this fixed?
Is there an alternative way to improve my problem?

You may have already seen a specialist, but have you been helped to understand all the available options? There are very few conditions or injuries where there is only one way to deal with it.