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HEEL SPURS

ONE OF THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF HEEL PAIN IS HEEL SPURS AND PLANTAR FASCIITIS.  ONE OF THE MOST DISABLING FOOT CONDITIONS REGULARLY SEEN BY CHIROPODISTS AND PODIATRISTS IN THEIR CLINIC IS HEEL PAIN AND IT CAN BE A REAL CHALLENGE TO DEAL WITH IF NOT DONE QUICKLY.  ALSO FOR SUCH A COMMON PROBLEM, THERE ARE FEW MEDICAL INTERVENTIONS THAT WORK AS WELL AS CONSERVATIVE PHYSICAL THERAPY.

AT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WE HAVE A COMPLETE RANGE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY MODALITIES FOR OUR PATIENTS INCLUDING LASER, INTERFERENTIAL THERAPY, ULTRASOUND, MYOPERCUSSION, SHOCKWAVE THERAPY.  ALSO ALL OF OUR CLINICIANS ARE TRAINED IN ACTIVE RELEASE THERAPY.  WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR PATIENTS ARE PROPERLY EDUCATED IN HOME EXERCISES, REST, ICE APPLICATION,AND THE CORRECT FOOTWEAR.  MOST PATIENTS THAT PRESENT WITH HEEL OR SPUR PAIN REQUIRE CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.  THE USUAL CAUSE OF THIS CONDITION IS IMPROPER MECHANICS AS MOST PEOPLE ARE BORN WITH A GENETIC DEFICIENCY CALLED OVERPRONATION.  YOU CAN TREAT THE SYMPTOMS, BUT IF YOU DON'T CORRECT THE UNDERLYING MECHANICS, YOU ARE WASTING YOUR TIME.

WE ONLY USE MEDICATIONS OR STEROID INJECTIONS AS A LAST RESORT AND SURGERY IS AVOIDED AT ALL COSTS.  99% OF PATIENTS NEVER REQUIRE SURGERY AND WITH ALL SURGERIES THERE IS NO GUARANTEES AND IN MANY CASES THE PATIENT ENDS UP WORSE OFF.

HEEL SPURRING OCCURS WHEN THERE HAS BEEN LONG TERM INFLAMATION OF THE PLANTAR FASCIA WHERE IT CONNECTS TO THE CALCANEOUS (HEEL BONE) OR TEARING OF THE FASCIA.  WHEN YOU GET SECONDARY HEALING OFTEN YOU CAN END UP WITH ARTHRITIC CHANGES TAKING PLACE AND THE LAYING DOWN OF CALCIUM.  UNFORTUNATELY THE FORMATION OF CALCIUM RESULTS IN A BONY SPUR WHICH DIGS INTO THE TISSUE WITH EACH STEP.  HEEL SPURS ARE A RATHER COMMON OCCURANCE IN UNCHECKED PLANTAR FASCIITIS AND ONE OF THE REASONS TO HAVE HEEL PAIN ATTENDED TO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BY A FOOT SPECIALIST SUCH AS A CHIROPODIST OR PODIATRIST.  IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM HEEL PAIN, PLEASE CALL OUR CLINIC AT 416-465-8737 TO RECEIVE HONEST COMPETENT CARE BY FOOT SPECIALIST WHO LOVE THEIR PROFESSION AND ARE DEDICATED TO THEIR PATIENTS.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. HARDY AND MARZ HARDY, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE, TORONTO CHIROPODIST AND TORONTO FOOT SPECIALSIT AND THE TEAM FROM ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

 

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

Across from the Broadview Subway Professional  Family  Foot  Care

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