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Toronto’s #1 Foot Care Clinic and Orthotics Provider
Put Your Feet in the Hands of The Foot Clinic
Reliable Foot Care Services Toronto
Whether you have arch pain or sprain in your ankle, The Foot Clinic can help you feel better. We offer a wide range of foot care services at our Toronto clinic. Our staff is dedicated to providing you and your loved ones with personalized foot care in a warm and relaxing environment. No matter what conditions you have, we can help. Our broad spectrum of services includes:
We treat the following conditions:
- Achilles Tendonitis
If you are experiencing pain in your tendons, the part that connects your leg to your foot, we can help. This may be caused by wearing improper shoes while running or exercising.
- Strain/Arch Pain
Caused by prolonged or repetitive movements, inflammation or a burning sensation occurs under the arch of your foot. We recommend taking breaks and resting your muscles between workouts.
Stretching or tearing of your muscle or tendon may lead to pain, swelling or loss of function in the affected area. Our podiatrists will provide customized treatment for your unique situation.
A sprain occurs when your ligament tears or stretches. The injury will jolt the joints out of position or overstretches the ligaments. You might hear a pop or tear during the injury.
- High Arch Foot (Pes Cavus)
A pes cavus foot is a condition in which the foot has a very high arch. This causes an excessive force on the ball and heel of the foot when walking or standing, and can cause pain and instability.
- Fallen Arches /Flat Feet/(ie. Pes Planus)
When the arch of your feet touch the ground and doesn’t support your feet entirely, you may have fallen arches. This can lead to a lack of support of your bodyweight, major joint pressure, lower back pain and formation of bunions.
- Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
Plantar fasciitis can occur if you tear your ligament located along the bottom of your foot. This creates burning, aching and even stabbing pain in the heel(s) of your feet. One of the common causes is inadequate support from your shoes.
- Heel Spur
A heel spur is a bony protrusion located on the bottom of the heel. The heel spur grows in the direction of the pulling from the plantar fascia. Heel spurs are only painful if you also have plantar fasciitis.
- Bunion/Hallux Valgus
Bunions are protrusions at the side of the big toe joint that can be caused by a form of degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) or improper foot alignment. This condition can make it painful to walk or wear footwear.
- Tailor's Bunions
Tailor’s bunions are caused by continued pressure on the outside of the baby toe, often from a poorly fitting shoe. This issue can often be treated by using padding or wider shoes.
- Ingrown Toenail
Excessively curved toenails or toenails that are wider than their actual toe can cause ingrown toenails. The sharp edge of your nail digs into your skin, causing pain and infection. You can choose from several treatment options, including surgery.
- Hammer Toe/Claw Toe
All of your toes, except for the big toe, can develop a common foot problem called hammer toe. Hammer/claw toes are bent and appear retracted. They can cause embarrassment, problems with footwear, skin irritation, pain, nail deformity, corns and calluses. The bending of one or both joints in a toe causes many painful problems that treatment from a chiropodist can alleviate.
Calluses are actually your body’s way of protecting itself from repeated pressure and friction by forming thick, protective patches of skin. They can become problematic, painful, rough or unsightly.
Much like calluses, corns form as your body attempts to protect itself against friction and pressure. These are thick, hardened layers of skin that are typically found on the tops or sides of your toes.
Warts are non-cancerous growths that often occur on the sole, heel or ball of the foot, but can also be found on or between your toes. We offer several different conservative treatments for warts, including surgery.
- Plantar Warts (Verruca)
Plantar warts are a contagious viral infection of the skin that occurs when the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) enters the body through a cut or break in your skin. The virus may be contracted in damp communal areas such as locker rooms or showers.
- Children’s Foot/Lower Leg Problems
We treat a range of children’s foot or leg problems such as Sever’s disease (heel pain), knee pain, ingrown toenails, warts, flat feet, pigeon toes, bow legs and knock knees.
- Stiff Big Toe (Hallux Rigidus)
A form of degenerative arthritis (osteoarthritis) or caused by improper foot alignment. Hallux rigidus is the stiffness in the big toe joint severe enough that it may not be able to bend at all. Along with pain, your toe’s stiffness may increase with outdoor activities in cold and damp weather.
Tendonitis occurs due to the overuse of the tendon, which can cause inflammation, pain and trouble moving. Often associated with athletes, it can also be caused due to poor anatomical alignment and general ageing.
- Fungal Nails (Onychomycosis)
Onychomycosis causes thickened, discoloured, disfigured and split nails. Consult with our chiropodists in Toronto about diagnosis and treatment options for your condition.
- Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Some allergens can cause a reaction to the skin of our feet in the form of rashes, dry or scaly skin. Our podiatrist can help you find the cause and take steps to alleviate the symptoms.
- Athlete’s Foot
Athlete’s foot, a highly contagious fungal growth on the feet, can be easily contracted in public places such as locker rooms, showers, pools and damp environments. This condition is most commonly found between the toes but can be present anywhere on foot.
Xerosis is a common dry skin condition that is treatable with moisturizing creams and lotions. Itchy or scaly skin is called pruritus, which can also be treated with creams or lotions. However, if the condition lasts for over two weeks, you might have an infection.
If you have foot infections, we suggest you be proactive and avoid subjecting your feet to dirt and moisture. Our podiatrist can take a look at your infection and offer a proper course of action.
- Haglund’s Deformity
Caused by genetics or repeated external irritation, Haglund’s deformity is a painful Inflammation accompanied by a bony growth at the back of your heel. Women know this condition more commonly as “pump bump” caused by their pump-style shoes.
- Morton’s Neuroma (Nerve Impingement)
A neuroma is the thickening of nerve tissues due to constant pressure from footwear such as high heels and pointy-toed shoes. If untreated, a neuroma will grow and can cause permanent nerve damage. Morton’s neuroma is the most common nerve entrapment in the foot, leading to numbness and shooting pain under the ball of the foot and between the toes.
- Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD)
PTTD affects the tendon that serves as a major supporting structure for walking. Inflammation of the tendon can lead to pain, swelling, an inward rolling of the ankle and flattening of your arches. PTTD and adult-acquired flat foot are progressive ailments – it’s very important to get treated before the symptoms worsen and lead to arthritis.
The repeated impact on the ball of your foot due to activities like running and jumping can cause metatarsalgia. It causes pain in the long bones of your foot, the metatarsals. It is often thought of as a symptom of other conditions, rather than as a specific disease.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the lining of the joints and causes swelling in the synovial lining of your joints. This eventually causes damage to the bone and cartilage. While there is no cure for RA, early detection and treatment can help soften the symptoms.
- Ganglion Cysts
Ganglion cysts are fluid-filled swellings occurring in your foot joints or tendon that put pressure on sensitive nerves. It can lead to bone spurs, tingling, numbness or pain in your foot.
Sesamoids are the bones connected by tendons or embedded in muscle. The two sesamoid bones found just behind the big toe are important to how humans walk. Walking barefoot or in unsupported shoes can cause pain in that area.
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) is the compression of the tibial nerve as it travels along the inner leg. This causes pain and tingling in the ankles, pain radiating up the leg and into the foot, swelling of the heel and more.
- Arthritis in Toe Joints
Inflammation in the toe joint may cause arthritis. To decrease the pain and increase the joint’s range of motion, a surgical clean up may be required. Our podiatrist can discuss the procedure with you.
- Hip Stress Fracture
Due to long-term stress on the ball-and-socket hip joint, it sometimes might get fractured. This condition is common with long-distance runners and associated with constant, repetitive motion.
- Pulled Hamstring
The hamstring muscles are present between your hip and knee and used in walking, running and other physical activities. An injury to these muscles can cause mild to severe pain.
- Shin Splints
Shin splints can be caused by a tear in the lining of the shin bone, the area between your knee and ankle. Foot imbalance or weakness is the general cause for the tear to occur.
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