Foot Pain — How A Chiropodist Can Help
- Do you have sore feet? Are your ankles sore?
- Do your arches ache? Are your feet burning?
- Do your heels hurt? Are your toes tingling?
Foot pain can be anywhere from a minor annoyance to crippling and debilitating. It is a common complaint and can have many causes. Pain in the foot can be due to a problem in any part of the foot: bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, joints, fascia, toenails, nerves, blood vessels, or skin can all be the source of foot pain. Learn more about all the foot problems we treat.
Foot pain is never normal. Since your fee bear the brunt of your entire body weight, when your feet ache, your entire body aches. With the proper assessment and treatment, most foot problems can be treated successfully.
Chiropodists are foot care specialists that assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb disorders. We are regulated by the Regulated Health Professionals Act (RHPA of Ontario). This is the same governing body for medicine, pharmacy, nurses and physiotherapists; a total of 26 professions. Health regulatory colleges are responsible for ensuring professionals provide their services in a safe, professional and ethical manner.
We treat the cause of the symptoms. Chiropodists and podiatrists treat and prevent diseases, disorders or dysfunctions of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic or palliative means. Chiropodists are allowed to prescribe custom orthotics, cut into the subcutaneous tissues of the foot, prescribe drugs designated in the regulations and inject into the feet a substance set out in the regulations. We also prescribe exercise plans and physical therapy to help you get better.
Our Guelph clinic offers the latest technology in the treatment of musculoskeletal syndromes within the Central Health Care Clinic. We offer a full range of physical therapies including laser, ultrasound, interferential current, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and shockwave treatment for stubborn injuries.
Do you have aching pain along your ankles and legs? Learn more about what might be causing ankle pain >
Do you have pain in your arches? Are your feet burning? Are your feet sore when standing on hard floors for long periods of time? Do you feel like your arches are ripping? Learn more about what might be causing pain in your arches >
Ball of Foot Pain
Do your socks scrunch up inside your shoes? Is it tender to walk on the ball of your foot? This could be a condition called metatarsalgia.
Do you have pain in your forefoot localized to a joint? This could be bursitis or capsulitis.
Do you have a sharp stabbing pain in your foot? Or numbness, tingling or burning toes when you walk? This could be a neuroma.
Learn more about what might be causing ball of foot pain >
Big Toe Pain
Do your heels hurt? Do you think you might have plantar fasciitis? Learn more about what might be causing your heel to hurt >
Top of Foot Pain
Is the top of your foot sore, red, burning or swollen? Do you have sharp or stabbing pain? Does it hurt to walk? Learn more about what might be causing pain on the top of your foot >
Treatment of Foot Pain
With the proper assessment and treatment of a registered chiropodist, most foot problems can be treated successfully.
We will evaluate your symptoms and provide you with an individualized treatment plan. Whatever the cause of your foot pain, we will assess, treat and prevent foot problems.
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.