Our Services - Ottawa, Ontario Podiatrist

By: Feetdocs  09-12-2011
Keywords: Arthritis, Foot Care, Routine Foot Care

From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, Feetdocs is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

Routine Foot Care
Corns, Calluses, Nails and Nail Disorders, Infections, Warts, Athlete's Foot

Arthritic Foot and Ankle Care
The arthritic foot can require any or all of the treatments necessary for comfort when no arthritis is present. Although there many causes of arthritis, the pain and inflammation will respond to treatment that will minimize pressure, cushion the feet, improve function, and lubricate joints. Other medical specialists may also be consulted on the appropriateness of anti-inflammatory medication.

Diabetic Foot Care
We offer routine foot care for persons with diabetes with an emphasis on watching for potentially serious foot complications such as peripheral neuropathy. In addition to routine foot care, we are prepared to deal with foot ulcers, poor circulation in the feet, skin rash, loss of sensation, and weight-bearing imbalances.

Geriatric (Seniors) Foot Care
In addition to routine foot care, we can assist you with arthritic problems, bony prominences, vascular-related disorders, loss of sensation, weight-bearing imbalance and skeletal deformities (which can have an effect on the back as well as ankles, knees, and hips), and diabetic foot care.

Injuries
A proper assessment and diagnosis leads to an appropriate treatment program, including prevention of recurrences.

Orthotics
We can assess your condition and prescribe orthotics that are specifically designed to fit only your feet and to treat your specific condition. As well, we can prescribe an orthotic design that will fit in your style of shoe so that you do not have to change your shoe to fit the orthotic.

Pediatric (Children) Foot Care
Children can have foot problems, too! Many problems that manifest themselves in adulthood begin in the early years. Common problems for children are Athlete's foot, warts, and ingrown nails. Children can also suffer from growth plate inflammation. Other conditions that can cause problems later in life are flat feet and in-toeing. these should be treated to establish a sound foundation.

Podiatric Sports Medicine
We treat heel spur problems, plantar fasciitis (arch or heel pain), Achilles tendonitis, muscle strain, high arches (pes cavus), flexible low arches (pronation), knee pain secondary to improper foot function, leg pain (shin splints), and related low back pain.

Surgery
Although surgery is not normally a first option for treating any foot condition, when desirable or necessary, we perform surgeries in our office under local anaesthetic. Some of the conditions that we can treat surgically are ingrown toenails, corns and/or calluses (usually caused by an underlying condition), hammertoes, bunions, bone spurs, cysts and tumors, warts, enlarged joints, misaligned metatarsals, and skin lesions. In many cases, surgical procedures are performed using minimal incision techniques. With very few exceptions, the patient is able to walk out of the office with no assistance.

Keywords: Arthritis, Foot Care, Routine Foot Care

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