FOOT CONDITIONS

Ingrown Nails

Ingrown toenails are common across all ages, and are often from the edge of the nail digging into the surrounding flesh. It is important to seek treatment from a Chiropodist to decrease the risks of lesions and infections.

Symptoms:

  • Pain around the nail’s edge or surrounding skin
  • Redness or swelling around the skin of the nail, may be tender to the touch

Treatment:

  • Nail cutting & filing services
  • Partial or total removal of the ingrown toenail

Our LMC Chiropodists are foot care specialists, and are able to treat ingrown toenails. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online booking form below, call 1-844-LMC-FOOT (1-844-562-3668), or email us at footcare@lmc.ca

Ingrown Nails

Ingrown toenails are common across all ages, and are often from the edge of the nail digging into the surrounding flesh. It is important to seek treatment from a Chiropodist to decrease the risks of lesions and infections.

Symptoms:

  • Pain around the nail’s edge or surrounding skin
  • Redness or swelling around the skin of the nail, may be tender to the touch

Treatment:

  • Nail cutting & filing services
  • Partial or total removal of the ingrown toenail

Our LMC Chiropodists are foot care specialists, and are able to treat ingrown toenails. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online booking form below, call 1-844-LMC-FOOT (1-844-562-3668), or email us at footcare@lmc.ca

 

Fungal Nails

Fungal nails (Onychomychosis) are caused from infections underneath, inside, or throughout the nail. The fungi likes to grow in areas with humidity and moisture and can be highly contagious.

Symptoms:

  • Discolouration of the nail
  • Thickening of the nail
  • Streaking and crumbling nail texture
  • Odour

Treatment:

  • Topical prescriptions that penetrate the nail with routine Chiropodist foot care

Our LMC Chiropodists are foot care specialists, and are able to offer treatments for fungal toenails. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online booking form below, call 1-844-LMC-FOOT (1-844-562-3668), or email us at footcare@lmc.ca

Calluses & Corns

Callouses and corns on the feet are thickened layers of skin that arise due to the body’s natural defence mechanism towards friction and pressure.

Symptoms:

  • Thickened, hardened area of skin
  • Sensitive, painful to the touch

Treatment:

  • Debridement of the callous/ corn
  • Topical medications
  • Emollients

Our LMC Chiropodists are foot care specialists, and are able to treat calluses and corns. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online booking form below, call 1-844-LMC-FOOT (1-844-562-3668), or email us at footcare@lmc.ca.

Plantar Warts

Warts on the bottoms of the feet (plantar warts) are commonly caused by the Human Papilloma virus (HPV) when in contact with the skin. This type of wart affects the outermost layer of the skin, and is commonly contracted when walking barefoot in areas where shoes are not required (e.g. pool decks, change rooms, public showers, saunas, etc.). It is not recommended to attempt to remove your own warts or use over-the-counter remedies without consulting with your chiropodist first.

Symptoms:

  • Small, bumpy, sometime clustering growths. May appear with dark spots
  • Area may feel tender with standing/walking pressures

Treatment:

  • Debridement in combination with topical medications
  • Needling/surgical procedures

Our LMC Chiropodists are foot care specialists, and are able to treat plantar warts. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online booking form below, call 1-844-LMC-FOOT (1-844-562-3668), or email us at footcare@lmc.ca

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot (Tinea Pedis) is a result from the fungi that thrives in humid and moist areas that affect areas of the skin. This condition often occurs between the toes or around the soles of the feet. Despite its name, this condition affects athletes and non-athletes alike and can be contagious from contaminated towels, socks, or surfaces where people are often barefoot-like gym locker rooms or public showers.

Symptoms:

  • Red, scaly, or rash on skin
  • Peeling or flaking of the skin
  • Itching, stinging, or burning sensation near affected area

Treatment:

  • Antifungal medications (creams, sprays, powders)

Our LMC Chiropodists are foot care specialists, and are able to offer treatments for Athlete’s foot. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online booking form below, call 1-844-LMC-FOOT (1-844-562-3668), or email us at footcare@lmc.ca

Athlete’s Foot

Athlete’s foot (Tinea Pedis) is a result from the fungi that thrives in humid and moist areas that affect areas of the skin. This condition often occurs between the toes or around the soles of the feet. Despite its name, this condition affects athletes and non-athletes alike and can be contagious from contaminated towels, socks, or surfaces where people are often barefoot-like gym locker rooms or public showers.

Symptoms:

  • Red, scaly, or rash on skin
  • Peeling or flaking of the skin
  • Itching, stinging, or burning sensation near affected area

Treatment:

  • Antifungal medications (creams, sprays, powders)

Our LMC Chiropodists are foot care specialists, and are able to offer treatments for Athlete’s foot. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online booking form below, call 1-844-LMC-FOOT (1-844-562-3668), or email us at footcare@lmc.ca

Cracked Heels

Excessive dryness and pressure around the heel may cause the skin to crack, and may even result in bleeding. It’s important to apply moisturizer daily to the tops and bottoms of our feet and around the heels, but not in between the toes as excess moisture in these areas may lead to a fungal infection.

Symptoms:

  • Skin around heel feels rough and thick, sometimes with callouses
  • Visible streaks or cracks on skin
  • Bleeding

Treatment:

  • Callous treatments
  • Urea based emollient
  • Custom-made orthotics

Our LMC Chiropodists are foot care specialists, and are able to offer treatments for cracked heels. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online booking form below, call 1-844-LMC-FOOT (1-844-562-3668), or email us at footcare@lmc.ca

Plantar Fasciitis

A bunion, medically known as hallux valgus, is a boney protrusion that forms on the joint, at the base of your first toe.A bunion can also form at the base of the fifth toe. This type of bunion is referred to as a Tailor’s bunion or a bunionette.

Symptoms:

  • The presence of a sharp or stabbing pain on the bottom of your heel when standing or walking

Treatment:

  • Custom-made orthotics
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises
  • Plantar Fascia sleeves
  • RICE therapy
  • Therapeutic taping

Our LMC Chiropodists are foot care specialists, and are able to treat plantar fasciitis. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online booking form below, call 1-844-LMC-FOOT (1-844-562-3668), or email us at footcare@lmc.ca

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis is a condition that occurs when the large Achilles tendon that runs down the back of your calf, becomes irritated and inflamed. This common condition can occur due to the overuse of the Achilles tendon through walking, jumping, running, going up stairs, and more.

Symptoms:

  • Tenderness or pain in the back of the calf or just above the heel
  • Swelling along the tendon
  • Limited range of motion of the ankle

Treatment:

  • Custom-made orthotics
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Rest or decrease in activities
  • Therapeutic taping
  • Anti-inflammatory medications

Our LMC Chiropodists are foot care specialists, and are able to treat Achilles tendonitis. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online booking form below, call 1-844-LMC-FOOT (1-844-562-3668), or email us at footcare@lmc.ca

High Arches/Flat Feet

Having high arches reduces the body’s ability to absorb shock, which creates extra pressure on the joints. In addition to causing discomfort and pain, having high arches make the feet more susceptible to other foot conditions – such as callouses, hammertoes and more.

Symptoms:

  • Pain at the heel and ball of the foot
  • Ankle and lower leg pain
  • Supination (feet roll excessively outward)

Treatment:

  • Custom-made orthotics
  • Shoes with extra shock-absorption
  • Stretching exercises
  • Therapeutic taping

Our LMC Chiropodists are foot care specialists, and are able to treat high arches. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online booking form below, call 1-844-LMC-FOOT (1-844-562-3668), or email us at footcare@lmc.ca

Bunions

A bunion, medically known as hallux valgus, is a boney protrusion that forms on the joint, at the base of your first toe.A bunion can also form at the base of the fifth toe. This type of bunion is referred to as a Tailor’s bunion or a bunionette.

Symptoms:

  • A prominent boney bump at the base of the first toe
  • Redness and inflammation at the site of enlargement
  • Pain when pressure is applied to the site, or upon walking

Treatment:

  • Custom-made orthotics
  • Footwear modifications
  • Bunion splints/aligners
  • Therapeutic taping
  • Padded shoe inserts
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Foot manipulations

Our LMC Chiropodists are foot care specialists, and are able to treat bunions. To schedule an appointment, please fill out our online booking form below, call 1-844-LMC-FOOT (1-844-562-3668), or email us at footcare@lmc.ca

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