Tuesday, 31 January 2023 00:00

The toenails are a seemingly small and insignificant part of the feet. However, they are, in fact, incredibly important and play a significant role in daily human activity. The toenails serve a variety of different functions. Importantly, the nails help humans protect their toes against injury. The toes, since they are engaged in so much constant motion, are susceptible to injuries like scrapes and cuts. However, the toenails essentially guard the tips of the toes against these injuries. Also, the toenails improve the extent to which humans are able to feel sensations in their feet. In other words, the toenails provide more sensory input to the toes so that nerve endings in the toes can feel different sensations. If you are someone who is interested in learning more about the biomechanics of the feet, contact a chiropodist today. 

The biomechanics of your feet play an important role in your foot health. To learn more, please consult with one of the chiropodists from The Footcare Centre. Our chiropodists can help you maintain the health of your lower limbs and your mobility. 

Foot biomechanics refers to the study of the structure, function, and motion of the feet. The feet and ankles are a complex system consisting of many bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons that work together to move your feet. Understanding the unique biomechanics of your own feet can help you and your chiropodist make informed decisions about your foot health care. This includes decisions about the best preventive measures to avoid foot pain, the best treatment options for various foot problems, and finding the best shoes for your feet. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Saturday, 28 January 2023 00:00

Have you noticed a bony protrusion on the side of your big toe? If so, you may have developed the foot condition known as a bunion. Don't let bunions interfere with your daily activities.

Tuesday, 24 January 2023 00:00

The goal of a chiropodist is to keep the feet healthy. This type of medical professional treats conditions of the feet including ailments such as bunions, hammertoe, and corns. People who decide to pursue this type of career will need to complete chiropody training. This involves completing five courses that are known as GCSE’s or General Certificate of Secondary Education, biological science, in addition to math and English courses. This is followed by receiving a diploma in foot health practice and registering with the Health and Care Professions Council also known as the HCPC. The hours may vary in a chiropodist's average day, and this may depend on where the visits take place. In private practice, the office may be open during the evening hours, which helps accommodate patients’ needs. If you would like more information about how to become a chiropodist, it is advised to confer with this type of professional who can address any questions you may have.

If you have any foot or ankle concerns, contact one of the chiropodists of The Footcare Centre. Our chiropodists can provide the care you need to keep you on your feet.

A chiropodist is a healthcare professional that specializes in the feet, ankles, and lower limbs. With the amount of work the feet do in a lifetime, the whole body works better if the feet are properly supported. Chiropodists must have a bachelor’s degree in science and complete a three to four-year chiropody program. They can then work independently or as part of a team. Chiropodists are like podiatrists, the only difference being the country they obtained where they obtained their degrees. The field can be called podiatry in the United States and chiropody elsewhere. A chiropodist is a popular term for this profession in the UK and Canada. Chiropodists treat a variety of foot problems from corns and calluses to fungal infections. Some also offer orthotics. They might provide a variety of foot therapies, injections, and surgical procedures. Normally one sees a chiropodist when they are experiencing pain but visiting one regularly, as one would a dentist, can help ensure the feet are in top form and help prevent future problems. If you suffer from foot or ankle pain or have questions about your lower extremities, book an appointment with a chiropodist today.

What Does a Chiropodist Do?

A chiropodist helps people with problems with their feet and ankles with the goal of making their lives more comfortable. A chiropodist takes care of blisters, corns, bunions, cracked heels, nail problems, and sprained ankles, just to mention a few things that can go wrong with our feet. A chiropodist will take your medical history and examine your feet for blood circulation and any other problems going on. They will watch you walk and how you move when you walk. They will discuss any findings they come up with and discuss a treatment plan with you.

What Does It Take to Become a Chiropodist?

Chiropodists must have seven to eight years of post-secondary school before beginning to practice. They must obtain a bachelor’s degree in science and complete a three-to-four-year chiropody program. Chiropodists work independently or as part of a team.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office located in Niagara Falls, ON . We offer the newest diagnostic tools and technology to treat your foot and ankle needs.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2023 00:00

Those who work in jobs that require standing for prolonged time periods are at risk for foot and leg pain. If body parts hurt from standing at your job, it is important to tend to them. Taking frequent breaks and moving around a lot can help. Elevating the feet, soaking them in an Epson salt solution, and wearing well-fitting supportive shoes also will all help take care of your feet as well as other body parts. If you work at such a job and want to understand how you can best care for your lower extremities, visit a chiropodist who can educate you on all you will want to pay attention to so that chronic pain does not develop.

If you stand all day, you may be at an increased risk of developing various foot conditions. If you are experiencing foot pain of any kind, please consult with one of the chiropodists from The Footcare Centre. Our chiropodists will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 

What Foot Problems Are Caused by Standing?

Standing all day at work may increase your risk of developing foot or ankle problems.

Some common foot conditions that may arise from spending all day on your feet include: 

  • Foot pain

  • Blisters

  • Corns and calluses

  • Arthritis

  • Flat feet

  • Bunions

  • Sprains 

  • Athlete’s foot

Prevention

If you stand for prolonged periods of time for work, taking preventative measures to preserve the health of your feet is strongly recommended. 

Measures you can implement to help prevent foot problems include: 

  • Wearing shoes that are comfortable and fit well - these shoes should be made of breathable materials and provide you with arch support and cushioning. It is best to avoid shoes that have heels or narrow toe boxes.

  • Taking breaks to rest, walk, and stretch your feet throughout the day

  • Maintaining good foot hygiene - wash and dry your feet thoroughly every day

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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