Experts in Non-Invasive Lower Limb Care

East Coast Podiatry is an outpatient specialist clinic that provides care of the foot, ankle, and associated structures of the lower limb.

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Conditions We Care For

Knee

The knee is a vital joint connecting the thigh to the lower leg, susceptible to injuries like ACL tears, meniscus issues, and arthritis. Essential for bending and walking, it is important for its contribution to overall health and mobility.

In order to ensure that overall health and quality of life remains as good as possible, knee pain needs excellent management, and preventive measures. Taking action to minimise the issues associated with it is vital.

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Elderly

Although Singapore’s average life expectancy has increased by 8.7 years between 1990 and 2017, the healthy life expectancy at birth, the number of years spent in a good quality of health, has only risen by 7.2 years.1 This suggests that while our lifespans are getting longer, there is an increased likelihood of us suffering from poor health conditions. This is most evident with increasing numbers of older people being inflicted by chronic diseases and disabilities such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and/or musculoskeletal disorders.

What Are the Risk Factors Associated with Ageing?

Ageing is an inherent process associated with physiological and biological changes that affect everyday function. For instance, Sarcopenia, which is the gradual loss of muscle mass and strength, starts to affect people around their 30s and accelerates around the age of 65. This muscle weakness and loss of mobility can interfere with one’s level of physical activity, which in turn further reduces muscle mass and contributes to an increased risk of falls and fractures in the elderly.

Alongside muscle degeneration, an individual’s bone mineral density tends to decrease from the age of 50 onwards as bone breakdown (resorption) occurs at a faster rate than bone formation. As a result, older individuals would be more susceptible to developing osteoporosis and become more prone to fractures.

Other factors that are likely to increase the risk of injury and disability include impaired vision, proprioception, and vestibular function, which can contribute to poorer balance and increase the likelihood of falls.

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Children

We concentrate on pediatric foot health, including congenital issues, growth-related problems, and gait abnormalities. Pediatric foot health is necessary for ensuring the proper development and function of children’s feet. By addressing any concerns at an earlier age, parents can help set the foundation for lifelong foot health and mobility for their children.

Developmental Milestones: Children’s feet go through significant changes when they’re growing up. Understanding the regular developmental milestones, such as crawling, standing, and walking, helps identify any abnormalities earlier on.

Footwear Selection: Choosing the right footwear is important for supporting growing feet. Shoes that are comfortable, and provide enough room for movement and growth, with sturdy soles and proper arch support. Ill-fitting shoes can cause discomfort, blisters, and even deformities.

Foot Hygiene: Teaching children good foot hygiene is necessary for preventing infections and maintaining overall foot health. Regularly washing and drying feet, especially after activities that cause sweating or lead to dirt exposure.

Foot Conditions and Disorders: Children may experience various foot conditions, such as flat feet, toe-walking, in-toeing, and out-toeing. While some of these issues are common and resolve with time, others may require intervention from a healthcare professional.

Sports and Activities: Participation in sports and physical activities is beneficial for children's overall health and development. Proper footwear is essential to prevent injuries during these activities, and children should be encouraged to warm up, stretch, and take breaks as needed.

Read more

Diabetics

Covers foot complications arising from diabetes, like neuropathy, ulcers, and poor circulation. Regular check-ups are vital.

Diabetic ulcers describe wounds that do not heal normally and are at high risk of deterioration and infection due to a multitude of interrelated diabetic complications.

Diabetic foot ulcers typically form due to:

  • Overloading of a particular area of the foot
  • A small abrasion or blister from unsuitable footwear choices
  • Ingrown toenails

Diabetes can cause many complications such as blindness, kidney failure, and foot ulcerations. Although all these examples are serious, foot ulcerations are likely the most severe complication as they can lead to gangrene or tissue death, or even result in eventual amputation of the limb or death if sepsis develops.

Read more

Nails

Concerns related to toenail health, including fungal infections, ingrowths, and other abnormalities should be addressed in a timely manner. This helps maintain overall foot health, prevent complications, and also keeps you comfortable and confident in your everyday life.

Ingrown toenails: These occur when the edge of the nail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, swelling, and infection. Causes include improper nail trimming, tight footwear, or injury.

Fungal nail infections: This causes discoloration, thickening, and brittleness of the nails. A tough condition to treat, these may require oral or topical antifungal medications.

Nail psoriasis: Psoriasis can cause pitting, discoloration, and abnormal nail growth. It may also be associated with other symptoms of psoriasis, such as skin plaques.

Brittle nails: Weak, brittle, or easily breakable nails are caused by frequent water exposure, harsh chemicals, or deficiencies in nutrition.

Beau's lines: These are horizontal ridges or grooves that appear across the nails. These can be caused by injury, illness, or nutritional deficiencies and may indicate a temporary disruption in nail growth.

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Skin

Our holistic treatments address foot skin conditions like athlete's foot, calluses, warts, and also showcase proper skin care techniques. Skin conditions constitute a wide variety of disorders that affect the skin and its appendages, such as hair and nails. These conditions can range from mild and temporary to chronic and debilitating, and can affect people of varying ages and backgrounds. They can show up in various forms, such as rashes, lesions, bumps, discolouration, and changes in appearance or texture. They can be attributed to multiple factors, such as genetics, environmental influences, infections, immune system abnormalities, hormonal changes, and underlying medical conditions.

Acne: A common skin condition which is associated with hormonal changes, excessive oil production, bacteria, and inflammation. Characterised by the formation of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts, which typically occur on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders.

Eczema: A chronic, inflammatory skin condition which is characterised by red, itchy, and inflamed skin patches. It starts in infancy and persists into adulthood, and is triggered by irritants, allergens, stress, and dry skin. 

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells, leading to thick, red, scaly patches on the skin. It can occur anywhere on the body, and may also affect the nails and joints. It is often triggered by factors such as stress, infections, and certain medications.

Rosacea: A chronic inflammatory skin condition that primarily affects the face, causing redness, flushing, visible blood vessels, and acne-like bumps. Triggers for this condition can include sunlight, hot or spicy foods, alcohol, and certain skincare products.

Dermatitis: This refers to inflammation of the skin, which can result from various causes such as irritants, allergens, infections, as well as underlying medical conditions. The commonly-known types of dermatitis include contact dermatitis (caused by contact with irritants or allergens), seborrheic dermatitis (affecting oily areas like the scalp and face), and nummular dermatitis (characterized by coin-shaped patches of irritated skin).

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Lower Leg

The lower leg area between the knee and ankle addresses issues like shin splints, calf strains, and circulation problems. Lower legs are essential for overall health and wellbeing for various reasons. These include mobility, physical activity, weight bearing and support, balance and stability, venous return and circulation, lymphatic drainage, foot health, posture and alignment, and psychological well-being.

Shin Splints: These refer to pain along the shinbone caused by inflammation of the muscles, tendons, or bone tissue surrounding the tibia. These result from overuse, improper footwear, or biomechanical issues during periods of physical activity.

Calf Strain or Tear: A calf strain involves stretching or tearing of the calf muscles, usually the gastrocnemius or soleus muscles. It can occur due to sudden movements, overexertion, or inadequate warm-up before exercise, which can lead to pain, swelling, and decreased mobility.

Achilles Tendonitis: This is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Resulting from overuse, sudden activity increases, or improper footwear, this leads to pain, stiffness, and swelling in the back of the lower leg.

Stress Fractures: Classified as small cracks or breaks in the lower leg bones, these are caused by repetitive stress or overuse. They often occur in athletes or individuals engaging in high-impact activities, and cause localized pain, swelling, and tenderness.

Compartment Syndrome: This is a painful condition characterised by increased pressure within the muscle compartments of the lower leg, which leads to reduced blood flow and nerve function. It can be acute, due to trauma, or chronic, related to overuse, and cause intense pain, numbness, and weakness.

Read more

Joints

Joint health focuses on the health and function of connections between foot bones, looking at arthritis, dislocations, and other joint problems. Treatment for specific joint conditions varies, depending on the specific diagnosis, and may include medication, physical therapy, joint injections, surgery, and lifestyle modifications.

Osteoarthritis (OA): This is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones wears down with time. It commonly affects weight-bearing joints such as the knees, hips, and spine, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): RA is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the joints (synovium), leading to inflammation, joint pain, swelling, and eventually joint damage. It can affect multiple joints symmetrically and may also cause systemic symptoms such as fatigue and fever.

Gout: Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints, most commonly in the big toe. It typically presents with sudden and severe pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the affected joint.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA): Formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, JIA is a group of chronic arthritis conditions that affect children under the age of 16. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased range of motion, which can vary in severity and may persist into adulthood.

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS): AS is a type of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine, causing pain and stiffness, particularly in the lower back and sacroiliac joints. Over time, it can lead to fusion of the vertebrae, resulting in decreased mobility and posture changes.

Read more

Foot

The foot covers the entire structure from heel to toe. We address a range of conditions from flat feet to bunions and emphasize overall foot health. By preventing complications, quality of life can be vastly improved.

Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation of the plantar fascia, which connects the heel bone to the toes causes heel pain. This is especially with the first steps in the morning or after resting for prolonged periods.

Bunions: A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe and makes the toe deviate towards the other toes. These can be painful and may lead to corns or calluses.

Ingrown Toenails: This condition occurs when the edge of a toenail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, redness, swelling, and at times, infection.

Flat Feet (Pes Planus): These occur when the arches of the feet collapse, causing the entire sole to come into contact with the ground. These may be asymptomatic or cause foot pain, stiffness, or difficulty standing for longer periods.

Hammertoes: These are a deformity of the toe joints, causing one or more toes to bend abnormally downward, similar to a hammer. These can be flexible or rigid and may cause pain, corns, or calluses.

Read more
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Knee

The knee is a vital joint connecting the thigh to the lower leg, susceptible to injuries like ACL tears, meniscus issues, and arthritis. Essential for bending and walking, it is important for its contribution to overall health and mobility.

In order to ensure that overall health and quality of life remains as good as possible, knee pain needs excellent management, and preventive measures. Taking action to minimise the issues associated with it is vital.

Read more

Elderly

Although Singapore’s average life expectancy has increased by 8.7 years between 1990 and 2017, the healthy life expectancy at birth, the number of years spent in a good quality of health, has only risen by 7.2 years.1 This suggests that while our lifespans are getting longer, there is an increased likelihood of us suffering from poor health conditions. This is most evident with increasing numbers of older people being inflicted by chronic diseases and disabilities such as diabetes, stroke, heart disease, and/or musculoskeletal disorders.

What Are the Risk Factors Associated with Ageing?

Ageing is an inherent process associated with physiological and biological changes that affect everyday function. For instance, Sarcopenia, which is the gradual loss of muscle mass and strength, starts to affect people around their 30s and accelerates around the age of 65. This muscle weakness and loss of mobility can interfere with one’s level of physical activity, which in turn further reduces muscle mass and contributes to an increased risk of falls and fractures in the elderly.

Alongside muscle degeneration, an individual’s bone mineral density tends to decrease from the age of 50 onwards as bone breakdown (resorption) occurs at a faster rate than bone formation. As a result, older individuals would be more susceptible to developing osteoporosis and become more prone to fractures.

Other factors that are likely to increase the risk of injury and disability include impaired vision, proprioception, and vestibular function, which can contribute to poorer balance and increase the likelihood of falls.

Read more

Children

We concentrate on pediatric foot health, including congenital issues, growth-related problems, and gait abnormalities. Pediatric foot health is necessary for ensuring the proper development and function of children’s feet. By addressing any concerns at an earlier age, parents can help set the foundation for lifelong foot health and mobility for their children.

Developmental Milestones: Children’s feet go through significant changes when they’re growing up. Understanding the regular developmental milestones, such as crawling, standing, and walking, helps identify any abnormalities earlier on.

Footwear Selection: Choosing the right footwear is important for supporting growing feet. Shoes that are comfortable, and provide enough room for movement and growth, with sturdy soles and proper arch support. Ill-fitting shoes can cause discomfort, blisters, and even deformities.

Foot Hygiene: Teaching children good foot hygiene is necessary for preventing infections and maintaining overall foot health. Regularly washing and drying feet, especially after activities that cause sweating or lead to dirt exposure.

Foot Conditions and Disorders: Children may experience various foot conditions, such as flat feet, toe-walking, in-toeing, and out-toeing. While some of these issues are common and resolve with time, others may require intervention from a healthcare professional.

Sports and Activities: Participation in sports and physical activities is beneficial for children's overall health and development. Proper footwear is essential to prevent injuries during these activities, and children should be encouraged to warm up, stretch, and take breaks as needed.

Read more

Diabetics

Covers foot complications arising from diabetes, like neuropathy, ulcers, and poor circulation. Regular check-ups are vital.

Diabetic ulcers describe wounds that do not heal normally and are at high risk of deterioration and infection due to a multitude of interrelated diabetic complications.

Diabetic foot ulcers typically form due to:

  • Overloading of a particular area of the foot
  • A small abrasion or blister from unsuitable footwear choices
  • Ingrown toenails

Diabetes can cause many complications such as blindness, kidney failure, and foot ulcerations. Although all these examples are serious, foot ulcerations are likely the most severe complication as they can lead to gangrene or tissue death, or even result in eventual amputation of the limb or death if sepsis develops.

Read more

Nails

Concerns related to toenail health, including fungal infections, ingrowths, and other abnormalities should be addressed in a timely manner. This helps maintain overall foot health, prevent complications, and also keeps you comfortable and confident in your everyday life.

Ingrown toenails: These occur when the edge of the nail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, swelling, and infection. Causes include improper nail trimming, tight footwear, or injury.

Fungal nail infections: This causes discoloration, thickening, and brittleness of the nails. A tough condition to treat, these may require oral or topical antifungal medications.

Nail psoriasis: Psoriasis can cause pitting, discoloration, and abnormal nail growth. It may also be associated with other symptoms of psoriasis, such as skin plaques.

Brittle nails: Weak, brittle, or easily breakable nails are caused by frequent water exposure, harsh chemicals, or deficiencies in nutrition.

Beau's lines: These are horizontal ridges or grooves that appear across the nails. These can be caused by injury, illness, or nutritional deficiencies and may indicate a temporary disruption in nail growth.

Read more

Skin

Our holistic treatments address foot skin conditions like athlete's foot, calluses, warts, and also showcase proper skin care techniques. Skin conditions constitute a wide variety of disorders that affect the skin and its appendages, such as hair and nails. These conditions can range from mild and temporary to chronic and debilitating, and can affect people of varying ages and backgrounds. They can show up in various forms, such as rashes, lesions, bumps, discolouration, and changes in appearance or texture. They can be attributed to multiple factors, such as genetics, environmental influences, infections, immune system abnormalities, hormonal changes, and underlying medical conditions.

Acne: A common skin condition which is associated with hormonal changes, excessive oil production, bacteria, and inflammation. Characterised by the formation of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts, which typically occur on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders.

Eczema: A chronic, inflammatory skin condition which is characterised by red, itchy, and inflamed skin patches. It starts in infancy and persists into adulthood, and is triggered by irritants, allergens, stress, and dry skin. 

Psoriasis: Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes the rapid buildup of skin cells, leading to thick, red, scaly patches on the skin. It can occur anywhere on the body, and may also affect the nails and joints. It is often triggered by factors such as stress, infections, and certain medications.

Rosacea: A chronic inflammatory skin condition that primarily affects the face, causing redness, flushing, visible blood vessels, and acne-like bumps. Triggers for this condition can include sunlight, hot or spicy foods, alcohol, and certain skincare products.

Dermatitis: This refers to inflammation of the skin, which can result from various causes such as irritants, allergens, infections, as well as underlying medical conditions. The commonly-known types of dermatitis include contact dermatitis (caused by contact with irritants or allergens), seborrheic dermatitis (affecting oily areas like the scalp and face), and nummular dermatitis (characterized by coin-shaped patches of irritated skin).

Read more

Lower Leg

The lower leg area between the knee and ankle addresses issues like shin splints, calf strains, and circulation problems. Lower legs are essential for overall health and wellbeing for various reasons. These include mobility, physical activity, weight bearing and support, balance and stability, venous return and circulation, lymphatic drainage, foot health, posture and alignment, and psychological well-being.

Shin Splints: These refer to pain along the shinbone caused by inflammation of the muscles, tendons, or bone tissue surrounding the tibia. These result from overuse, improper footwear, or biomechanical issues during periods of physical activity.

Calf Strain or Tear: A calf strain involves stretching or tearing of the calf muscles, usually the gastrocnemius or soleus muscles. It can occur due to sudden movements, overexertion, or inadequate warm-up before exercise, which can lead to pain, swelling, and decreased mobility.

Achilles Tendonitis: This is the inflammation of the Achilles tendon, which connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. Resulting from overuse, sudden activity increases, or improper footwear, this leads to pain, stiffness, and swelling in the back of the lower leg.

Stress Fractures: Classified as small cracks or breaks in the lower leg bones, these are caused by repetitive stress or overuse. They often occur in athletes or individuals engaging in high-impact activities, and cause localized pain, swelling, and tenderness.

Compartment Syndrome: This is a painful condition characterised by increased pressure within the muscle compartments of the lower leg, which leads to reduced blood flow and nerve function. It can be acute, due to trauma, or chronic, related to overuse, and cause intense pain, numbness, and weakness.

Read more

Joints

Joint health focuses on the health and function of connections between foot bones, looking at arthritis, dislocations, and other joint problems. Treatment for specific joint conditions varies, depending on the specific diagnosis, and may include medication, physical therapy, joint injections, surgery, and lifestyle modifications.

Osteoarthritis (OA): This is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of bones wears down with time. It commonly affects weight-bearing joints such as the knees, hips, and spine, causing pain, stiffness, and reduced range of motion.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): RA is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the lining of the joints (synovium), leading to inflammation, joint pain, swelling, and eventually joint damage. It can affect multiple joints symmetrically and may also cause systemic symptoms such as fatigue and fever.

Gout: Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis caused by the buildup of uric acid crystals in the joints, most commonly in the big toe. It typically presents with sudden and severe pain, redness, swelling, and warmth in the affected joint.

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA): Formerly known as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, JIA is a group of chronic arthritis conditions that affect children under the age of 16. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and decreased range of motion, which can vary in severity and may persist into adulthood.

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS): AS is a type of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine, causing pain and stiffness, particularly in the lower back and sacroiliac joints. Over time, it can lead to fusion of the vertebrae, resulting in decreased mobility and posture changes.

Read more

Foot

The foot covers the entire structure from heel to toe. We address a range of conditions from flat feet to bunions and emphasize overall foot health. By preventing complications, quality of life can be vastly improved.

Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation of the plantar fascia, which connects the heel bone to the toes causes heel pain. This is especially with the first steps in the morning or after resting for prolonged periods.

Bunions: A bunion is a bony bump that forms at the base of the big toe and makes the toe deviate towards the other toes. These can be painful and may lead to corns or calluses.

Ingrown Toenails: This condition occurs when the edge of a toenail grows into the surrounding skin, causing pain, redness, swelling, and at times, infection.

Flat Feet (Pes Planus): These occur when the arches of the feet collapse, causing the entire sole to come into contact with the ground. These may be asymptomatic or cause foot pain, stiffness, or difficulty standing for longer periods.

Hammertoes: These are a deformity of the toe joints, causing one or more toes to bend abnormally downward, similar to a hammer. These can be flexible or rigid and may cause pain, corns, or calluses.

Read more

About Us

A World Class Podiatry Clinic

Our international team of experts are known to provide outstanding patient care at our four, full-scale podiatric clinics located in Orchard, Novena, Kembangan, and Bukit Timah.

“I visited East Coast Podiatry to solve some nail issues and found out I needed insoles. Since the first visit through the last year they have taken very well care of me and I feel much better and comfortable while walking and going through the day. They are highly trained professional and take care of their patients end to end. Highly recommended!”

Abel K.
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