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Foot Pain Treatment

Heel Pain
Foot conditions that can cause heel pain include:
  • Plantar fasciitis
    Irritated and inflamed plantar fascia ligament
  • Achilles tendonitis
    Overuse injury of the tendon that connects your calf to your heel
  • Heel bursitis
    Inflammation where your Achilles tendon attaches to your heel bone
  • Cracked heels
    Skin fissures on the bottom of your heels
Toe Pain
Foot conditions that can cause toe pain include:
  • Bunions
    Angular boney protrusion that forms at the site of the large joint that connects your big toe to your foot
  • Hammertoe
    A toe deformity in which the  middle toe joint is abnormally contracted and permanently bent
  • Ingrown toenail
    Toenail curls down and pierces the flesh of the toe as the nail grows
  • Morton’s Neuroma
    Thickening of the tissue that surrounds the nerve between the third and fourth toes
  • Toe bursitis
    Inflammation at the base of the toe joints
  • Corns
    Build up of hard inflamed skin on top of or in between the toes
Ball Of Foot Pain
Foot conditions that can cause pain in the ball of your foot include:
  • Metatarsalgia
    Inflammation of the metatarsals, the long bones between your arch and toes
  • Plantar warts
    Viral skin infection
  • Calluses
    Thickened, hardened skin on the underside of the foot
  • Sesamoiditis
    Inflammation of the tendons that attach to the small sesamoid bones in your forefoot
Arch Pain

Foot conditions that can cause arch pain include:

  • Plantar fasciitis
    Irritated and inflamed plantar fascia ligament
  • Flat feet
    Very low or non-existent foot arches
  • High arches
    Abnormally high foot arches
  • Posterior tibial tendon dysfunction
    Changes in posterior tibial tendon impairing ability to support the arch of the foot
Ankle Pain
Foot conditions that can cause ankle pain include:
Top Of Foot Pain
Foot conditions that can cause pain on the top of your foot include:
  • Extensor Tendinitis
    Overuse injury of the tendons that extend from two muscles located at the front of the lower leg, cross the front of the ankle, and attach to the bones of the big toe and lesser toes. Usually results in inflammation and pain at the top of the foot.
  • Tibialis Anterior Tendonitis
    Inflammation of the main muslce that controls lifting of the foot upward (to facilitate ground clearance) during walking or running
  • Stress fracture
    Small, thin fracture most commonly seen on the 2nd, 3rd or 5th metatarsal bone due to overuse or repetitive forces
  • Bunion
    Angular boney protrusion that forms at the site of the large joint that connects your big toe to your foot
Causes
  • Poor foot mechanics, such as overpronation can be the start of a number of foot complications
  • Poor footwear
  • Improper footwear according to activity
  • Failing to stretch before and after an activity or sport
  • Failure to maintain good foot health habits, such as good hygiene and proper nail trimming routines
  • Genetics

Having your feet assessed by a foot care specialist is the best way to determine the underlying cause of your foot pain. Click here or call 416-769-FEET(3338) to schedule an appointment. You do not need a referral to become a patient at our clinic.

Prevention
The most important thing you can do to prevent foot pain is to wear shoes that fit properly. This means choosing shoes that best fit your unique foot shape and structure, arch type, gait, and support needs.
  • If you have flat feet
    • Avoid ballet flats and flip-flops
    • Choose shoes with interior arch support
    • Comfortable footwear that can accommodate orthotics are highly recommended
  • If you have high arches
    • Avoid ballet flats and flip-flops
    • Choose shoes that provide extra cushioning and shock absorption
  • If you have wide feet
    • Shoes that are available in wide or extra wide widths are helpful
    • Avoid narrow footwear
  • If you overpronate
    • Choose stability or motion control shoes
    • Talk to a licensed Chiropodist about custom orthotics
  • If you underpronate
    • Choose flexible shoes with maximum cushioning
    • Add cushioned insoles
    • Wear custom orthotics if indicated
  • If you have bunions or hammertoes
    • Avoid pointy-toed shoes
    • Avoid heels
    • Choose shoes with the upper made of a flexible material

If you need assistance choosing footwear, our staff can assist you in selecting supportive and accommodated sandals, shoes, and boots that conform to the unique physiology and biomechanical needs of your feet.

Our Toronto foot clinic is open Monday-Saturday. Drop-in shoe fitting service is also offered and is a complimentary service. No appointment required.

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Book an appointment for foot pain treatment

You do not need a referral to become a patient at our foot clinic. Schedule an appointment by using the Appointment Request form below or phoning the clinic at 416-769-FEET(3338).