Our Chiropodist, Jacky Fu D. Ch., provides general foot treatments to our patients addressing issues with nails, corns, and calluses. Patients require these treatments due to diabetes, difficult to perform self-care due to back problems, painful nails, arthritic conditions or fungal infection.
We will help our patients with optimal care to get back on their feet. We follow full sterilization procedures and policies according to the college guideline set out by the College of Chiropodists of Ontario
We carry a wide variety of orthopaedic footwear to help meet the needs of our patients who have difficulty finding footwear that fit properly. These includes extremely large sizes, stretchable footwear, extra width or extra depth. Also, they contain removable insoles that accomodates custom made orthotics.
Plantar Fasciitis is a common injury that chiropodists deal with on a regular basis.
Plantar fasciitis occurs from overuse of the foot, more specifically heel. People typically experience a “stabbing” heel pain in their foot, which can be triggered by long bouts of standing.
Heel pain treatment typically consists of stretching, exercises, footwear, and topical medications.
Toenail fungus is an infection that gets in through cracks in your nail or cuts in your skin. It can make your toenail change color or get thicker. It can also hurt.
When a toenail is ingrown, it is usually growing in the sides of the nail often creating pain, redness, swelling and warmth in the toe and bacteria may enter and cause an infection in the area.
Calluses and corns are caused by repeated pressure or friction on an area of skin. The pressure causes the skin to die and form a hard, protective surface.
A soft corn is formed in the same way, except that when sweat is trapped where the corn develops, the hard core softens. This typically occurs between toes.
Dry, cracked heels can not only be unsightly, but can often be a source of pain and embarrassment. The good news is that most minor cracked heels are able to be treated and our Chiropodist can remove the dead skin from your feet in just 30mins leaving them soft and smooth foot care in Oshawa.