Podiatrist, Dr. Jennifer Sweet states, "if you’re experiencing heel pain, you can try any of a number of over-the-counter remedies. But often it’s a visit to your podiatrist that will provide the best answer to your questions and the real cure for your condition. Although plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain, if symptoms persist despite attempts at self-treatment, you should seek a specialist. Improper shoes are often the culprit, but faulty foot structure can also play a role. A podiatrist can ensure a proper diagnosis and suggest other treatment approaches."
One of the things that our Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics prides itself with is our effective treatment for heel pain and plantar fascitiis. We are completely equipped with an extensive aray of physical therapy modalities including interfential current, ultrasound, laser, shockwave therapy, cryotherapy, myopercussion as well we offer active release therapy (ART), acupuncture, mobilization, manipulation, stretches and exercise. The one essential ingredient is nearly always the addition of custom orthotics. We beleive very strongly that structure governs function and most problems with the fot can be traced back to improper biomechanics with can be corrected with custom orthotics.
If you or a loved one requires honest, competent, high quality advice, foot care or custom orthotics, look no further than our trusted foot clinic.
Remember, we always treat our beloved patients like family.
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.