Foot Pain Treatment in Guelph & Milton
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.
Foot pain is never normal. Since your feet bear the brunt of your entire body weight and are so critical to functioning, foot problems are difficult to deal with. With the proper assessment and treatment, most foot problems can be treated successfully.
Chiropodists are regulated foot specialists who assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb disorders. We are regulated by the Regulated Health Professionals Act of Ontario. This is the same governing body for doctors, nurses and physiotherapists. We provide chiropody and foot care services in a safe, professional and ethical manner. Learn more about all the foot problems we treat.
We treat the cause of the symptoms. Chiropodists treat and prevent diseases, disorders or dysfunctions of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic or palliative means.
- Chiropodists can prescribe topical (creams, lotions, ointments), oral (pills, tablets) and injectable medications to treat a variety of foot conditions using antibiotics, anti-fungals, anti-inflammatories, cortisones, anaesthetics, etc.
- Chiropodists can perform minor surgeries including nail, skin and soft tissue surgical procedures.
- Chiropodists (and podiatrists) are the only regulated health professionals in Ontario whose legislated scope of practice includes the provision of orthotics.
- Chiropodists can prescribe exercise plans and physical therapy to help you get better.
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 treatment for arch pain >
Ball of Foot Pain
Do your socks scrunch up inside your shoes?
Is it tender to walk on the ball of your foot?
Do you have pain in your forefoot localized to a joint? T
Do you have a sharp stabbing pain in your foot? Or numbness, tingling or burning toes when you walk?
Learn more about treatment for ball of foot pain >
Big Toe Pain
Do your heels hurt? Do you think you might have plantar fasciitis? Learn more about treatment for heel pain >
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 treatment for top of foot pain >
Treatment of Foot Pain
We will provide a thorough assessment of your foot pain and treatment. Most foot problems can be treated successfully. Our goal is to help you feel better.
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 so you can feel better. Contact me today.