NAILS: THICK, LONG, CURVED, BRITTLE
As we age our nails harden, get thick, curl and change dramatically which can make them very difficult to manage. Without the right tools, cutting problems toenails may actually make matters worst or cause additional problems. We have the right tools and resources to cut your toenails better and fast.
Doing a good job at looking after your toenails will result with increased comfort, help with foot odor (bacteria under toenail,) a better fit in your shoes and "over all" optimal foot health. Who knew cutting my toe nails helps with all that?!?
CALLUS AND CORNS
A callus is an especially toughened area of skin which has become relatively thick and hard in response to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation usually found on the bottom of the foot. Calluses are generally harmless. Corns are specially-shaped calluses of dead skin that usually occur on thin skin surfaces and form when the pressure point rubs. Calluses and corns are debrided and enucleated, then sanded down to reduce irritation.
TOENAIL FUNGUS (YELLOW)
Fungal infections are common in toenails. Symptoms range from mild to severe. In more severe conditions, the affected nails can have a yellowish or brownish discoloration, thicken or become brittle and painful over time. We offer laser treatments for toenail fungus.
Custom made orthotics are designed to put your feet in their most efficient alignment. Therefore, allowing the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments to work at 100% efficiency, prevent injury, relieve pain and increase efficiency.
PLANTAR FASCIITIS/HEEL PAIN
The plantar fascia is a ligament which stretches from the heel to the base of the toes. When the ligament is stretched too far, it may become inflamed and cause pain even specifically your heels. This condition is called Plantar Fasciitis. Patients experience discomfort in the heel and arch of the foot usually worst when getting up after sitting or lying down. We provide a comprehensive list of treatments for heel pain. Heel pain treatment can be addressed many ways, your specific treatment will depend on your unique set of symptoms. Treatments may include laser therapy, shockwave treatment, relentless stretching/strengthening, orthotics or other types of treatment.
Compression socks help reduce the symptoms of painful varicose veins and when worn faithfully, they slow the progression of vein disease. Properly designed and fitted compression legwear prevent venous blood pooling in the legs and feet, improve leg symptoms, and decrease the risk of blood clots. We offer a variety of compression stockings for both men and women.
Ingrown toenails are are a common condition in which the corner or side of a toenail grows into the soft flesh which causes pain and swelling. We offer nail avuslion surgery done under local anaesthetic to remove the ingrowing portions of the nail permanently.
CARE FOR KIDS
When children have pain in their feet it is never normal. Kids should be evaluated immediately if they have pain that lasts more than a few days, or that is severe enough to limit the their walking, Paying special attention to the concerns that you or your child has with their feet or legs is vital to their overall health, activity, and behaviour.
The Chiropodist will perform a thorough examination of your child's feet. Then they will provide you with advice regarding the proper care and treatment for your child by preventing and correcting problems that could potentially be bothersome and painful into adulthood.