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.
Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCh, is a Registered Chiropodist and Foot Specialist who has been helping patients for over 20 years.
Chiropodists and Podiatrists are the only regulated health professionals who specialize in treating conditions of the foot. In Ontario, there are 600 Registered Chiropodists and only 60 Podiatrists.
Chiropodists today must complete 7 years of post-secondary education before they get their professional designation. Chiropodists do complete case management of foot problems, including assessment, treatment and ongoing care.
Chiropodist Trina Scarrow, BSc, DCh treating a patient with foot pain.
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 to help you feel better. Contact me today.