At Aurora Newmarket Foot Clinic we provide an assessment and treatment of foot conditions including but not limited to:
- Fungal toenails
- Diabetic foot assessment/education/footcare
- Custom Orthotics
- Custom Birkenstocks
- Heel pain
- Plantar fasciitis
- Corns/callus care/nail care
- Ingrown toenails
- Wound care
- Flat feet/high arches
- Geriatric footcare
- Bunions/toe deformities
- Compression stockings
- Athletes foot
- Foot Infections
- Laser Therapy
- Ultrasound Therapy
- Ingrown nail surgeries
- Wart needling
- Wart excision
- Plantar fascia cortisone injection
- Neuroma injection
Nail fungus is a common condition, usually affecting the big toes. It starts as a nail yellow discoloured and can spread to the other toes if not treated. Eventually the fungus causes the nail to grow thick and can permanently damage the nail bed. Seek treatment before the condition progresses.
Diabetic Foot Assessments
Diabetes can cause many foot complications such as ulcers, infections, neuropathy and more. It is essential to be seen by a foot specialist for regular check-ups every three months to ensure proper foot health.
Custom Made Orthotics
Our foot specialists provide biomechanical assessments and gait analyses to determine whether prescribed orthotics are necessary for your feet. Orthotics, also known as custom insoles, are used to treat a variety of foot conditions including planar fasciitis, bunions, flat feet, high arches, in-toeing, out-toeing and more.
Heel pain is a common foot condition and can last for years. It is important to seek treatment immediately to start the healing process. There are many causes of heel pain including flat feet, high arches, plantar fasciitis, improper footwear, and more.
Warts are caused by the HPV virus and can spread to other parts of the feet as well as other people. There are painless treatment options available for warts and they should be treated immediately before becoming more resistant.
Fun fact: Warts are painful when you squeeze them, corns are painful when putting direct pressure on them.
Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot conditions causing pain in the heel and the arch. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue at the bottom of the foot. Often times it presents as a stabbing pain occurring with the first steps in the morning. Seek treatment before the pain progresses.
Calluses are a build up of hard skin caused by pressure points on the feet. Corns are more concentrated areas of hard skin often leading to extreme pain. Immediate treatment includes painless removal of the dead skin with a scalpel. Your Chiropodist will assess your feet and gait to determine the cause of the condition and educate you on how to prevent the issue from coming back.
Ingrown toenails can be caused by a variety of things such as genetics, tight footwear, improper nail cutting, and trauma. They start as irritation of the nail border and can develop into extreme pain and infection. It is important to get ingrown nails treated at the first sign of discomfort to prevent the condition from worsening. Conservative and surgical treatments are available depending on what you and your Chiropodist determine is the best course of action.
Our Chiropodist Bashar has a special interest in wound care. With plenty of experience working with diabetic ulcers in hospitals, he strives to ensure proper wound healing and prevention of infection. Wounds are common not only in diabetics, but in any condition that neuropathy presents. It is essential to have your feet checked to see how at risk you are for developing a wound.
Flat Feet/High Arches
Both flat feet and high arches can lead to different foot conditions. Plantar fasciitis, bunions, metatarsalgia, digital deformities, heel pain, arch pain, arthritis, knee pain, and back pain are common complications of flat feet and high arches. It is important to see treatment before the condition progresses, or preventing them from developing.
Morton’s neuroma is a painful condition that affects the balls of the feet usually between the third and fourth toes. Patients often describe pain as if they were stepping on a pebble. It is caused by the thickening of nerves between the bones of the foot leading to burning and numbness in the area and the toes. Conservative treatment options are available and successful in 80% of cases.
As we age, our nails may become difficult to cut. At Aurora Newmarket Foot Clinic, we provide routine nail care and/or callus debridement to ensure proper foot health. Our mobility is highly linked to the shape of our feet. We recommend seeking footcare every 4-8 weeks depending on the individual. Long nails and callus formation increases the risk of fungus, bacteria and other foot complications.
Bunions and toe deformities can be caused by a variety of factors such as the way you walk, genetics, improper footwear, trauma, etc. Conservative treatment is necessary to prevent the bunions and deformities from worsening. If the condition is severely impacting your mobility, a surgical consult may be necessary. An assessment by your Chiropodist/Foot Specialist will determine the etiology of the condition and therefore the treatment method best for you.
Compression socks or stockings are used for a variety of reasons including swelling in the legs, varicose veins, spider veins, feelings of heaviness, blood clot prevention and promoting blood flow back to the heart. They can also be used when travelling to prevent blood clots, prevention of varicose veins and swelling for individuals on their feet or sitting all day, and in pregnancy to reduce leg and ankle swelling. Ask your family doctor for a prescription and bring it into the clinic to get proper sizing with a variety of materials and colours.
Athlete’s Foot, also known as tinea pedis, is a fungal infection of the foot. It commonly occurs, on the bottom of the foot and between the toes. Individuals who have sweaty feet are more likely to contract a fungal infection. It starts as an itchy rash and the skin starts to peel. Fungus is contagious therefore it is important to seek treatment at the first signs.
Foot infections can be caused by bacteria and other pathogens. If you notice any redness, pain, or swelling in the feet, seek treatment before the infection spreads.
Arthritis is a common condition in the foot, most commonly affecting the big toe joints. It can be caused by an individual’s biomechanics, improper footwear, arthritic conditions, gout, infection, and trauma. An assessment is necessary to determine the cause of the arthritis and furthermore, what treatment option is best.
Blisters are often seen in runners but can also result from improper footwear. If you have a painful blister, it is best to seek treatment and have it resolved. If you are treating it at home, ensure to keep it protected and seek advice on an antibiotic cream to prevent infection. Correcting the cause of the blister is necessary to prevent recurrence.
Ultrasound therapy is a noninvasive treatment in which sound waves are used to penetrate soft tissues and increase blood flow to the area. This helps to improve circulation, relieve pain, and promote the tissues to heal. The treatment can range between 5-15 minutes depending on the injury. It is recommended to book a consultation to see if ultrasound therapy is a good option for you.
Laser therapy offers a quick, painless, non-invasive, side-effect free treatment option to relieve the debilitating pain of plantar fasciitis and other foot conditions. When applied to the injured area, low level laser light has been shown to stimulate the body’s healing response, and reduce pain by increasing the speed, quality and strength of tissue repair and decreasing inflammation. It is recommended to book a consultation to see if laser therapy is a good option for you.