Posts for: April, 2022

By Podiatry Associates
April 26, 2022
Category: Foot Care
Tags: heel pain   Podiatrist  

If you’ve been on your feet all day, it’s common that you’ll experience soreness and maybe even some heel pain. However, when heel pain is persistent and continues for more than a few days, you may be dealing with something more serious. It’s important not to ignore your heel pain and instead find out how your podiatrist can help ease your heel pain. Your podiatrists at Podiatry Associates in Whitby, Mississauga, and Brantford, ON, can explain how to treat your heel pain and what seeing your podiatrist can do for your heel pain.

How Your Podiatrist Can Ease Your Heel Pain

If you are continuously dealing with heel pain and you notice that it’s difficult to function with persistent pain, it’s important that you talk to your podiatrist in Whitby, Mississauga, and Brantford, ON, about treatment. Persistent heel pain is usually a sign of a condition called plantar fasciitis. This will feel sore and stiff and make it difficult for you to comfortably walk after sitting for a long period of time.

One of the most common forms of treatment for plantar fasciitis is through doing stretching exercises to help strengthen the foot and ease some of the pain you experience. You may also want to ice your feet a few times a day for 10 minutes at a time. Your podiatrist may also recommend wearing custom orthotics in your shoes and night splints to help your feet while you sleep.

In severe cases, you may need surgery to help correct any issues you may have with the plantar fascia.

Contact Your Podiatrist Today

Don’t let your heel pain go untreated! Contact your podiatrists at Podiatry Associates in Whitby, Mississauga, and Brantford, ON, to learn about how you can start easing your heel pain and feel comfortable through the day again! Call for more information today at (905) 433-0200 for the office in Whitby, ON, (905) 568-3800 for the office in Mississauga, ON, and (519) 751-2900 for the office in Brantford, ON.

By Podiatry Associates
April 12, 2022
Category: Foot Care
Tags: orthotics   Custom Orthotics  

How orthotics from your podiatrists in Mississauga, Brantford, and Whitby, ON, can help your feet

Do your feet hurt? Do you spend a lot of time on your feet? Did you know that custom orthotics can help your feet and your body feel better? The truth is, your feet have a difficult job. They cushion the force of walking or running. They protect your back and the rest of your body from stress. When your feet feel bad, the rest of you feels bad too.

Fortunately, your podiatrist provides custom orthotics to help you and your feet feel better. The doctors at Podiatry Associates provide comprehensive foot and ankle care, including custom orthotics. They have three convenient office locations in Whitby, Mississauga, and Brantford, ON, to help your feet.

Let’s look at just a few of the reasons you should consider getting custom orthotics. Custom orthotics can help you get relief from the pain of:

  • Flat feet
  • Hammertoes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Diabetic peripheral neuropathy

If you play a sport, custom orthotics can also help protect your feet from sports related foot stress, or a traumatic injury to your feet.

If you have a gait issue, custom orthotics can help correct balance and postural issues.

There are several types of custom orthotics your podiatrist may recommend, including:

Soft orthotics made entirely of various densities of materials; they can used to improve balance problems; absorb stress and shock to your feet and are an excellent choice for diabetic or arthritic feet.

Semi-rigid orthotics made of both soft and rigid materials; they are used for pediatric foot problems, sports injuries, or sports-related stress on your feet.

Rigid orthotics made entirely of rigid materials; they can help relieve tendon and muscle pain in your feet and legs.

To learn more about how custom orthotics can help your feet, talk with the experts. Call the doctors at Podiatry Associates. You can reach them in Whitby, ON, at (905) 433-0200, Mississauga, ON, at (905) 568-3800 or in Brantford, ON, at (519) 751-2900, so call now.