If you’re experiencing foot pain, schedule a meeting as soon as possible for a proper diagnosis and suggested treatment plan.
Heel or arch pain on the bottom of the foot is most commonly caused by an inflammation of the connective tissues between the heels and toes (plantar fascia), a condition called Plantar Fasciitis. The pain is most noticeable after getting out of bed in the morning.
Achilles Tendinitis is an irritation or inflammation of the tendon that attaches to the back of the heel bone. The condition can be caused by poor biomechanics, injury, over-training or improper warm ups.
Haglund’s deformity is a bone enlargement at the back of the heel in the area where the Achilles Tendon inserts in the heel bone. The deformity generally is caused by poor biomechanics, which increases friction of the heel bone against the back of the shoe.
Heel spurs are growths of bone that develop on the underside of the heel bone, usually diagnose through radiographs. Heel spurs can occur with or without pain.
Causes of foot pain
(arch or heel pain)
- Improper Footwear
- Excessive weight gain
- Over-training or improper warm ups
- Poor Biomechanics (often this is genetically related)
- Injury or Trauma from repetitive damage to bones, muscles, ligaments or tendons over time
- Muscle imbalance or tightness of the muscles on the back of the leg
- Over-stretching the long band of tissue that connects the heel and the ball of the foot
WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Avoid injury or trauma
Wear appropriate shoe gear
Maintain your ideal body weight
RICE – rest, ice, compression, and elevation
Warm up and stretch properly before and after exercise
WHAT CAN CHIROPODIST DO?
Perform a physical examination to diagnose your problem
Prescribe appropriate medications, if necessary
Administer injections, if necessary
Advise proper footwear for you
16 Winchester Rd. E., Unit 3
Whitby, ON L1M 1B3
Ample parking available
Monday 9am - 7pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Wednesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 9am - 7pm
Friday 10am - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
CONNECT WITH US
The Brooklin Foot Clinic offers the following Chiropody Services to the Durham region, including Ajax, Brock, Brooklin,
Clarington, Oshawa, Pickering, Scugog, Uxbridge and Whitby.
Custom Made Orthotics | Swift Microwave Therapy For Plantar Wart | Theralase®: Cold Laser Therapy | Onyfix non-surgical nail correction |
Foot Mobilisation Therapy (FMT) | Diabetic Foot Care | Orthopedic Footwear | Surgical Procedures/Injections | Compression Stockings |
Skin and Nail Conditions | Clear Toe Therapy – Toe Fx