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Pain and discomfort in your feet and lower legs can hinder your ability to perform simple daily activities like walking, standing, and even sleeping. Through a series of tests and assessments, a podiatrist can determine the cause of the pain and recommend treatment.

Need for physical exams

Persistent pain and discomfort in your feet, ankle, or lower legs is not a normal occurrence. It is important to undergo a physical examination not only to determine the underlying cause of the pain and discomfort, but also to find suitable treatment. Because some conditions can worsen if not properly treated, it is important to have a podiatric examination when you notice pain, discomfort, and other symptoms of foot and ankle disorders.

Overview of podiatric physical exam

During a routine podiatric physical examination, your chiropodist  will complete various checks of your feet and ankles. A basic routine will most likely include: 

  • Hands-on examination - The foot specialist will feel feet for abnormalities and tender areas. 
  • Movement assessment - Mobility of the feet and ankle will be checked. 
  • Muscle appraisal - Through various tests, the chiropodist will check for muscle strength. 
  • Pain and discomfort in your feet and lower legs can hinder your ability to perform simple daily activities like walking, standing, and even sleeping. Through a series of tests and assessments, a podiatrist can determine the cause of the pain and recommend treatment.

    Need for physical exams

    Persistent pain and discomfort in your feet, ankle, or lower legs is not a normal occurrence. It is important to undergo a physical examination not only to determine the underlying cause of the pain and discomfort, but also to find suitable treatment. Because some conditions can worsen if not properly treated, it is important to have a Chiropody examination when you notice pain, discomfort, and other symptoms of foot and ankle disorders.

    Overview of Chiropody physical exam

    During a routine Chiropody physical examination, the foot specialist will complete various checks of your feet and ankles. A basic routine will most likely include: 

    • Hands-on examination -  Your Foot Specialist will feel feet for abnormalities and tender areas. 
    • Movement assessment - Mobility of the feet and ankle will be checked. 
    • Muscle appraisal - Through various tests, your Foot specialist will check for muscle strength. 
    • Other tests - If the Chiropodist suspects a particular condition, additional condition-specific tests may be performed. 
    • Stability evaluation - The stability of the ankle will be tested.
    • Visual inspection of
      • Shoes for abnormal wear patterns. 
      • Walking gait to check for abnormal step patterns. 
      • Overall foot shape to look for deformity or other abnormality. 
      • Skin condition. 
      • Health of toe nails. 
      • Limb alignment.

    If you are suffering from continual pain or discomfort in your ankles, feet, or lower legs, schedule an appointment for a podiatric examination as soon as possible.

    For competent, honest advice or foot care, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hardy at 416-465-8737.

     

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416-465-8737

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Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

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