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Foot Pain Assessment

An initial foot assessment, together with your medical history, will help determine the cause of your foot pain.

General Foot Care

Calluses
Calluses are a thickening of the skin. They are diffuse, flattened areas of hard skin that have developed in response to repeated friction or pressure. They are often painful when they form on weight-bearing areas.

Corns
A corn, on the other hand, is a small area of skin which has become thickened due to direct pressure on it. It is typically round in shape and has a very hard, dense core. They are often very painful and can develop on the tops and sides of the toes, between the toes or on the ball of the foot.

Both corns and calluses are treated through painless debridement, often giving immediate relief. There are also options available to decrease the excess pressure from the affected area including padding, footwear advice, orthotics or other inserts.

Plantar Warts
Unlike corns, warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus. They are contagious and can be particularly painful when they form on weight-bearing areas. They can be successfully treated using a variety of topical medications.

Thickened, Ingrown or Discoloured Toe Nails
These toenails are often a direct result of trauma to the nail bed, fungus, toe deformity or poor self-care. Treatment is painless and may involve the use of a specialized hand drill to reduce the thickness.

Dermatological Conditions
Athlete’s Foot and dry, cracked skin can be treated in the office and with the use of various topical applications.

If you need help with any of these conditions, give us a call today.

Specialized Foot Care

Diabetes and its associated foot-related risks make it particularly important that the patient receive appropriate foot care, foot health education and regular monitoring.

Neuropathy and impaired blood circulation can result in ulceration, infection and possibly hospitalization.

Other conditions including neurological, arthritic and circulatory impairment also require special attention. Schedule an appointment to learn more.

Custom-Made Orthotics

We make custom-made orthotics from the impressions of your feet. Visit our products page for more information about our custom-made orthotics.