Conditions 2017-06-22T09:26:06+00:00

Treatment for All Types of Foot Conditions

The Foot Clinic in Toronto treats what ails your Feet. Please select from the various Conditions listed below to read more. Our skilled Team of Chiropodists will give you a comprehensive evaluation to determine the cause of your Symptoms. We will provide a Treatment plan Customized to your unique needs.
Conditions We Treat:

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)

Plantar Fasciitis can occur if you tear your Plantar Fascia Ligament (located along the bottom of your Foot). This creates Burning, Aching and even Stabbing Pain in the Heel of your Feet. Because your Body tries to Heal the Inflammation in the Ligament at night, many people with Plantar Fasciitis feel the most Pain in the morning, with the Pain decreasing as the tissues get stretched throughout the day. Your Heels can hurt and disrupt your ability to Walk. Long periods of standing and physical activity can also exacerbate the Condition. One of the common causes of Plantar Fasciitis is inadequate support from your Shoes – the Team at The Foot Clinic can help you decide if a change of Shoes will help the problem. Inflammation and Pain on the bottom of your Heel can have many causes: Stress Fractures, Arthritis, Cysts, Inflamed Tissues and more. Flat Feet, extremely High Arches, long-term wearing of Shoes with bad support and being Overweight also make you prone to Plantar Fasciitis. Consult a Podiatry Specialist for a range of possible Treatments that include:

  • Stretching exercises.
  • Modifying your Footwear choices.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication.
  • Weight loss to reduce Pressure on your Feet.
  • Custom-Made Foot Orthotics

Heel Spurs

A Heel Spur is Bony protrusion located on the bottom of the Heel. The Heel Spur grows in the direction of the pulling from the Plantar Fascia. On an X-ray, the Heel Spur can be seen growing towards your Toes. However, it is the Plantar Fasciitis itself that causes the Pain – Heel Spurs in the absence of Plantar Fasciitis won’t be Painful.

Achilles Tendonitis

The Achilles Tendon connects your Calf to your Foot, allowing you to Walk normally by rising up on your Toes. If you have Painful Swelling at the Back of your Foot just above the Heel, you probably have Achilles Tendonitis. Achilles Tendonitis develops gradually, but call for a Consultation with a Podiatry Professional at The Foot Clinic before the Condition goes through its 3 Stages, which are:
  • Localized Pain during or after activity.
  • A nodule or Swelling on your Achilles Tendon.
  • Rupture of your Achilles Tendon with Pain and Swelling.

Tendonitis

Tendonitis is the overuse of the Tendon, causing Inflammation, Pain and trouble moving. While it often associated with athletes and other physically active Patients, other causes of Tendonitis include poor anatomical Alignment and general aging. There are several Treatment options available for those suffering from Tendonitis, so call today to Schedule your Appointment.

Flat Feet (Fallen Arches)

If your entire Foot presses the ground as you Walk because your Arch can’t properly support your Foot, you have Fallen Arches, also called Flatfoot. With a range of Custom-Made Foot Orthotics, you can stand and Walk with proper Alignment. See one of our Podiatry Professionals to help alleviate the problems associated with fallen Arches, including:
  • Improper support of your Body weight
  • Extreme Pressure on major Joints – Ankles, Knees and Hips.
  • Pain in your lower Body and lower Back.
  • Formation of Bunions on your Feet

Toe Deformities

The term “Toe Deformity” can encompass various common ailments of the Foot that don’t fit into other categories. Claw Toe, for instance, happens when the middle Bone curves downward. Hammertoe happens when the outer two Joints bend downward thanks to problems in the Proximal Phalanx. These sorts of ailments can worsen without Treatment and can lead to other Foot problems, so seek Treatment immediately.

Hammertoes

All of your Toes, except for the big Toe, can develop a common Foot problem: Hammertoe. The bending of one or both Joints in a Toe causes many Painful problems that Treatment from a Chiropodist can alleviate. Consult with a Podiatry Professional at The Foot Clinic in Toronto if you have these Symptoms before they become worse over time:
  • Corns from friction between, on top of or on the end of your Toes.
  • Calluses on the bottom of your Toes or ball of your Foot.
  • Difficulty and Pain wearing Shoes.
  • Bent and rigid Toes.

Haglund’s Deformity

Caused by Genetics or repeated external Irritation, Haglund’s Deformity is a Painful Inflammation and Bony growth at the Back of your Heel. Women know this Condition as “pump bump” caused by their pump-style shoes. Consult with us at The Foot Clinic to discuss several non-surgical options that can relieve your Condition, including:
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medications or application of ice.
  • Heel lifts, Pads or Shoe Modifications.
  • Physical Therapy, Orthotics or Immobilization.

Hallux Rigidus

A Form of degenerative Arthritis (Osteoarthritis) or caused by improper Foot Alignment, Hallux Rigidus is a Latin medical term for stiffness in the big Toe Joint to the point that it may not be able to bend at all. Along with Pain, your Toe’s stiffness increases with outdoor activities in cold and damp weather. Treatments may include:
  • Shoe Modifications or Custom-Made Foot Orthotics.
  • Anti-Inflammatory Medication.
  • Physical Therapy.

Bunions

A Bunion exists when your big Toe gets angled towards your second Toe. Do you have a Bunion with sensitivity and redness on your big Toe Joint? Don’t wait until your Bunions push your Toes out of Alignment, making Walking Painful or your Foot so wide that finding Footwear is difficult. The Chiropodists of The Foot Clinic in Toronto offer Treatment options for Bunions that fit your individual Condition.

Tailor’s Bunions

A variation of the traditional Bunion, Tailor’s Bunions are caused by continued Pressure on the outside of the fifth Toe, often from a poorly fitting shoe. This issue can often be treated simply by using padding on the fifth Toe or switching to a wider, less pointy shoe. Book an Appointment at The Foot Clinic with one of our Foot Specialists to investigate your Treatment options.

Posterior Tibial Dysfunction

Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction (PTTD) affects the Tendon serving as a major supporting structure for Walking. When your Tendon gets Inflamed (often from a physical activity like hiking or climbing stairs), there can be Pain, Swelling, inward rolling of the Ankle and flattening of your Arch. PTTD and Adult-Acquired Flatfoot are progressive Ailments – it’s very important to get treated before the Symptoms worsen and can lead to Arthritis.

Metatarsalgia

If your active life includes lots of Running and jumping, you can develop a Condition caused by repeated impact on the ball of your Foot: Metatarsalgia or Pain in the long Bones of your Foot, the Metatarsals. Call for a Consultation at The Foot Clinic if your persistent Symptoms include:
  • Sharp Pain or dull ache on the ball of your Foot.
  • Pain worsens while Running, Walking or jumping.
  • Pain decreases when you are at rest.
  • Numb or Painful Toes.
  • Foot Pain that worsens when you are Barefoot.

Morton’s Neuroma

Do you wear your high Heels and Pointy-Toed shoes a lot? Do you also notice that your Feet have begun to Tingle, Burn, Hurt or go Numb? Massaging your Feet may not relieve those Symptoms if you are developing thickened Nerve tissue – a Neuroma – in your Feet. Running, Tennis and other Foot Conditions are also risk factors. Whatever the cause, if untreated and further irritated, a Neuroma will grow and can cause permanent Nerve damage. Lessen your risk. Consult your Podiatry Professional for a Diagnosis and Treatment earlier rather than later.

Onychomycosis

You know the unappealing Symptoms already if you have Onychomycosis – a Fungal Infection of your Toenails: Thickened, Discoloured, Disfigured and Split Nails. Consult with the Chiropodists at The Foot Clinic in Toronto about Diagnosis and Treatment options for your individual Condition, especially if you have these risk factors:
  • Family history of Onychomycosis
  • Advancing age.
  • Poor Health.
  • Trauma to your Toenails.
  • Showering / Walking Barefoot in public places.
  • Consistently wearing Shoes that don’t allow proper airflow.

Ganglion Cysts

Do you wear shoes that put Pressure on your Feet? Do you have Bone spurs? If you also experience Tingling, Numbness or Pain in your Foot, you may have Ganglion Cysts – fluid-filled swellings in your Foot’s Joint or Tendon that press on sensitive Nerves. See a Foot Specialist at The Foot Clinic for Treatment options, including:
  • Pads to reduce Pressure.
  • Fluid removal.
  • Icing or Surgery.

Osteoarthritis

Commonly known as Degenerative Joint Disease, Osteoarthritis is a common type of Arthritis that affects the weight-bearing Joints. Symptoms include Soreness and Pain after periods of overuse or inactivity, Joint Swelling, fluid accumulation and Bony enlargements at your Joints. While it tends to be found in women more than men, your chances of developing the Condition also depend on your family’s Health history, your weight and any overuse of your Joints. Often athletic Injuries to your Joints can put you at higher risk for Osteoarthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis

A Chronic Inflammatory Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) affects the lining of the Joints. First causing Swelling in the Synovial Lining of your Joints, RA is Painful and creates a warning sensation, Stiffness and redness to the area. The second stage of RA thickens the Synovial Lining. Eventually, the Cells become Inflamed and produce enzymes that damage Bone and Cartilage, which causes more Pain and deforms the Joints. While there is no cure for Rheumatoid Arthritis, early detection and Treatment can greatly help limit the damage of the Disease. Thanks to a variety of Treatments and exercises your Chiropodist at The Foot Clinic can prescribe, you can still lead a happy, active life with RA.

Sesamoiditis

While most Bones are connected by Joints, there are a few in the human Body called Sesamoids that are connected by Tendons or embedded in Muscle. Two Sesamoid Bones can be found just behind the big Toe and are important factors in how humans Walk. Sesamoiditis can cause Pain to that area when Walking barefoot or in unsupported Shoes. The Pain can become constant in the later Stages of the ailment, so early Treatment is crucial.

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome compresses the Tibial nerve as it travels along the inner Leg. This Foot Condition creates Pain and tingling in the Ankles, Pain radiating up the Leg and into the Foot, Swelling of the Heel, electric-like shocks, hot and cold sensations and even a Burning sensation starting at the bottom of the Foot and going upward. Often Patients will feel like their Feet don’t have enough padding but they don’t know why. TTS can be caused by a variety of issues (including benign Cysts, Varicose Veins or Tendon sheath Inflammation), but it’s important for you to come in to The Foot Clinic and have the problem properly diagnosed.