|At CWG, we believe that many foot problems can be prevented.
We look for structural faults and habits that will have
a significant impact on long-term health.
for foot related problems means managing how people move. If
you don't move, can't move or don't want to move it produces
a vicious cycle. Too little motion increases body weight while
strength decreases, often resulting in injury that reduces motion
further. Too much activity or poor structure results in less
motion and the same spiral. We treat all the elements because
we have the training to break up the cycle.
As certified pedorthists in Canada, we offer complete Pedorthic
services. We strive to understand and identify the patient's
structure and pathology with a clinical and biomechanical assessment.
We believe this evaluation is the key to proper treatment, orthotics
design and footwear prescription.
pedorthists treat the mechanical causes of pressure, shear
and strain that lead to callusing and injury. It is common
to see calluses reduce or
disappear after using proper footwear and orthotics.
At CWG Footcare, the added profession of Athletic Therapy augments
assessment and treatment skills. Whether you are a runner, walker,
golfer, downhill skier or just having pain, we can advise you
on your activity and returning to it safely.
Here is a list of the most common conditions we treat. Any one
condition will have some common elements, but each individual
is often unique in how they are affected, which in turn determines
how they should be treated.
in and around the patella (kneecap). Often referred to
as P.F.S., called a syndrome because there is usually
more than one factor producing the symptoms. Feet that
hyperpronate, (the arches flatten out excessively) are
often the cause of part or all the malalignment that produces
the symptoms. The feet should be one of the first components
of any examination for P.F.S..
and/or arch pain. More than one version exists and that
changes everything; by far the most common foot problem.
non-specific term that relates to several conditions in
always the case, but you probably inherited your tendency
to have bunions. Although they cannot be eliminated, there
is no reason why they have to be painful or progress rapidly,
given the right advice. Surgery is controversial.
and Claw toes
to metatarsalgia, corns, and calluses,
hammer and claw toes may or may not be painful. Proper
footwear advice is critical and orthotics are often helpful.
See the CWG Newsletter "Metatarsalgia" and look
for future issues to cover these topics in detail.
of the great (big, or 1st) toe joint is common after the
age of 30. Symptoms can usually be controlled with orthotics,
footwear choices and footwear modifications. See our newsletter
another non-specific term for lower leg pain related to
causes and may occur in any part of the hip area, but
the feet are a common source of several types.
feet actually create spinal pain while others do not.
Hyperpronated feet usually increase spinal symptoms, even
when they are not the primary cause. Orthotics made without
consideration for leg length differences however, can
cause or augment spinal problems.
feet can actually cause a "jamming" of the soft
tissues and even the bones on the outside of the ankle.
A tendency to invert, or twist the ankle to the outside
on a regular basis (chronic inversion sprain) is also
more difficult to treat if the foot hyperpronates.
and underpronation (typical of a rigid foot that lands
too far to the outside, also known as supination) can
excessively strain the fibers of this debilitating condition,
causing the problem or preventing them from healing.
more information about these conditions click
We understand that healing is a process, and we support our
patients with aggressive follow-ups, education and encouragement.