Flat Feet — How A Chiropodist Can Help
- Do you have a very low arch or no arch?
- Are your shoes more worn out on the inside of the soles or the heel?
- Do your footprints look like pancakes in the sand?
It sounds like you may have flat feet. Whether caused by a congenital situation or the result of excessive exercise or extra body weight, the foot’s arch is not functioning because of weak muscles and ligaments in the arch area, causing pain and fatigue.
Many shoes produced for the standard foot, lack support. Flat feet as an underlying issue often contribute to overuse syndromes such as plantar fasciitis, neuromas, metatarsalgia and tendinitis. We do a complete analysis of your feet and may prescribe orthotics.
Orthotics stabilize the overall bony and joint structure of your foot, therefore eliminating the extra stress on the muscles, tendons, fascia and ligaments that cause pain.
I am a Registered Chiropodist and Foot Specialist who has been helping patients for over 20 years.
Did you know there are 600 Registered Chiropodists in Ontario and only 60 Podiatrists? Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only regulated health professionals that specialize in treating conditions of the foot.
Chiropodists today must complete 7 years of post-secondary education before they get their professional designation. We do complete case management of foot problems, assessing and treating the entire foot and its complications.
Chiropodist Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCh treating a patient with foot pain — for proper foot functioning and overall well-being.
I provide a full assessment, biomechanical exams and gait analysis. I will be able to help address your foot discomfort with a variety of techniques including foot care treatment, custom orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, medication, laser or physical therapy.
I can help get your feet functioning better so you can feel better. Contact me today.