How to take care of YOUR feet.

Basic Foot Care Guidelines

Foot pain is not normal. If you experience any type of persistent pain in the foot or ankle, please contact your local foot specialist of family doctor.

  1. Inspect your feet regularly. Pay attention to changes in color and temperature. Look for any changes in your toenails, cracks or cuts in the skin, peeling skin or blistering on the soles of feet or any growth on the foot
  2. Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes, and be sure to dry them completely.
  3. Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides; this can lead to ingrown toenails. Persons with diabetes, poor circulation, or heart problems should NOT treat their own feet, because they are more prone to infection.
  4. Make sure that your shoes fit properly. Purchase new shoes later in the day when feet tend to be at their largest, and replace worn out shoes as soon as possible.
  5. Select and wear the right shoe for each sport or activity that you are engaged in (e.g., running shoes for running).
  6. Alternate shoes—don’t wear the same pair of shoes every day.
  7. Avoid walking in barefeet. Your feet will be more prone to injury and infection. At the beach or when wearing sandals always use sunblock on your feet.
  8. Be cautious when using home remedies for foot ailments. Self-treatment may turn a minor problem into a major one.
  9. If you are a diabetic, please contact your local foot specialist of family doctor  and schedule a regular check-up.
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What’s in YOUR foot?

Foot Anatomy

The foot is made up of 26 bones, 33 joints, 107 ligaments, 19 muscles, and numerous tendons.  All these parts are kept in the right position and moving together by a complex, individual system of biomechanics. Given this complexity, it is not surprising that most people experience some problem with their feet at some time in their lives.

Within each foot you have:

  • Seven short tarsal bones which make up the heel and back of the instep
  • Five metatarsal bones spread from the back of the foot toward front and make up the structure for the ball of the foot. Each metatarsal is associated with one of the toes
  • Fourteen phalanges, small bones, form the toe structure
  • Tarsal and metatarsal bones provide the structure for the arch of the foot
  • Bands of ligaments connect and hold all the bones in place
  • A thick layer of fatty tissue under the sole helps absorb the pressure and shock that comes from walking and everyday movements
  • A vast array of neurovascular bundles travel through the foot to support all these structures 
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Welcome to Foundation Chiropody

Welcome to Foundation Chiropody. 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.

Some of our services include; treatment of foot pain, ingrown toenails, biomechanical assessment, 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.

Our goal is to help patients improve their foot health by providing thorough foot assessments and developing comprehensive patient centred treatment plans using and evidence based medical practices.

We believe in inter-professional collaborative care which means that we work with your family doctor, other physicians, chiropractor, physiotherapist, diabetes educator and many other health professionals serving your personal health needs.

We hope you find this blog useful.

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