At Feet First Clinic, we treat a lot of patients in the summertime who want to feel comfortable in bare feet. When people are suffering from bunions, warts or ingrown toenails, they tend to be a bit timid about getting help. Of course, foot conditions go much deeper than mere appearance: your feet are your primary mode of transportation, the parts of your body that keep you upright day in and day out, so if there’s a problem developing with your feet, it’s important to sort it promptly. As a top tier Toronto foot clinic with a focus on customer service and cutting-edge treatment, we can definitely help you with all of your foot care needs, whether the problem is superficial or serious.
Some people find foot conditions embarrassing, but there is no need to: everyone suffers from a foot condition that manifests itself visibly within their lifetimes. Bunions and warts are, like heartbreak, a natural but painful part of life. If you keep this in mind, then when you need a foot wart removed this summer, you might not be so hesitant. Our chiropodists are the best in the city, and they will certainly make you feel comfortable when you come in for treatment. Often, if it is a small issue, a patient only needs to visit once or twice. If, on the other hand, there is a gait issue, or a more serious matter such as loss of sensation due to diabetes, repeat visits may be necessary. In the end, however, it will be worth it. Not only are your feet important for practical reasons, when serious conditions evolve in your lower legs and feet it can lead to a lot of pain and, in extreme cases, debilitation that’s tough to bounce back from.
In the remainder of the post, we’re going to go through some of the less grave foot conditions that are extremely prevalent, but often go undiagnosed and ignored for long periods of time:
Plantar fasciitis is an extremely painful condition that can sneak up on people suddenly, and if you don’t know what it is, it can be extremely alarming. The plantar fascia is a band that runs through the heel to the ball of your feet. If you walk long distances in poor footwear, small tears can occur, causing a tremendous amount of pain in the heel. If you have intense heel pain, you should make an appointment with us to get help with your plantar fasciitis immediately.
Those with flat feet are prime candidates for our custom orthotic inserts. Our 3-D video gait analysis can help you understand why your primal movement pattern is causing you harm. Getting shoes with solid arch support and having orthotics crafted from a mold of your feet are the best way to avoid chronic hip, knee and back pain associated with this condition.
Hammertoe typically occurs when a patient has been wearing tight footwear too often and the toe has become bent or curled in a painful fashion. With better footwear, this condition can be managed, offering hammertoe sufferers sweet relief.