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 care specialist and have been helping patients for over 20 years.
Are you uncertain about whether you should choose a chiropodist vs. podiatrist? Chiropodists and podiatrists provide the same care. There are 600 registered chiropodists in Ontario and only 60 podiatrists. The College of Chiropodists of Ontario stopped using the name podiatrist in Ontario in 1993, over 26 years ago — but the name is still used in other provinces in Canada, also USA and UK.
Chiropodists today must complete 7 years of post-secondary education. 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 full biomechanical exams and gait analysis — I will be able to help address your foot discomfort by foot care treatment, custom orthotics and orthopaedic shoes, surgery, medication, laser or physical therapy.
Chiropodists and podiatrists are the only regulated health professions who have the ability to prescribe and provide custom orthotics as defined in the Regulated Health Profession Act of Ontario.
I want to help get your feet functioning better so you can feel better.