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About Foundation Chiropody - Foot Clinic

Gentle and comprehensive foot care. At Foundation Chiropody we use best practices with the latest medical technology to help patients to take care of their feet. Your feet are your foundation. Poor foot function can cause leg, knee, hip, back and even neck pain. Our services include; treatment of foot pain, ingrown toenails, prescription custom foot orthotics, podiatric nail care, warts and other lesions, fungal infections, calluses and corns, bunions, diabetic foot care, wound care, soft tissue and nail surgery, corticosteroid injections, podopediatrics (care for children), podogeriatrics (care for the elderly), treatment of injuries from trauma, treatment of sports injuries

Why a Chiropodist

If you or loved ones are experiencing difficulty in balancing and walking, then you might be at risk of falling and foot injuries. Normally, the older or elderly are most highly in danger of having injury problems. Through the years, … Continue reading

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Knee Pain, Osteoarthritis and Prescription Custom Foot Orthotics (PCFOs)

We have all heard about the epidemic of diabetes but what about the epidemic of knee and hip surgery? Lately, during new patient intakes, I am seeing many elderly patients (50-80 years of age) with recent knee arthroscopy surgery or … Continue reading

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Is one leg longer than the other?

Most people are slightly asymmetrical. In fact it is estimated that 90% of people have a leg length discrepancy (LLD). Studies haves shown that the right leg is usually longer than the left. The difference is often negligible and does … Continue reading

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What’s that on your foot?

Seeing skin conditions or skin irritation on the toes, toenails or foot is a daily event for those practicing podiatric medicine.   The most common irritations are caused by pressure, immune reactions, fungus, viruses, bacteria or parasites. It is important … Continue reading

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Things you should know before having an ingrown toenail procedure

If you have ingrown toenails and this has been causing pain, swelling and infection for some time, then you may have decided to have a partial or full nail removal. The most common procedure we perform is the PNA w/matricectomy … Continue reading

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Why do orthotics seem to cost so much?

Chiropodists are often asked this question. Here are some things you should know about PCFOs; In Ontario, the business of selling PCFOs (which are medical devices) is NOT regulated. So anyone can sell them. Chiropodists ARE however regulated by the … Continue reading

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What about Orthotics?

Orthotics (or orthoses), are medical devices inserted into footwear in order to correct abnormal or irregular foot function. Since these are medical devices, they should be prescribed by a qualified foot specialist (a chiropodist or podiatrist in Ontario).  Sometimes called arch supports, … Continue reading

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