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Foot care

Foot Care in St. John’s for All of Newfoundland and Labrador

Serving all Newfoundland and Labrador, East Coast Podiatry offers foot care based in St. John’s. Your experience with us will begin with a biomechanical assessment of your foot issues. This will either be a static assessment (screening, anatomical exam, posture or flexibility exam) and/or a dynamic assessment (muscle testing, weight bearing analysis). From there, we can determine the best treatment that fits your specific needs. 

Our treatments include:

  • General foot care

  • Diabetic foot care

  • Wound care

  • Soft total contact casting 

  • Recommendations and advice for footwear

  • Custom orthotics

  • Nail surgery

Orthotics for What Ails You

Come in for a consultation on what orthotics will work best for your feet. We can offer a customized fit that will support misaligned bones in your foot and/or ankle so that you can get back to living the life you love. Custom devices are created from a plaster mold of your feet, providing our lab with a 3D image of your natural foot shape. We create orthotics to fit a variety of footwear, including work boots, sneakers, casual dress wear, and even heels!

Orthotics can be used to treat a variety of conditions, such as:

  • Plantar Fasciitis/heel spurs

  • Metatarsalgia

  • Morton’s Neuroma

  • Arthritis

  • Low back, knee and/or ankle pain

  • Diabetic wounds

  • Achilles Tendonitis

  • Hammertoes

  • Bunions

Foot Care for Diabetes

The first external signs of complications caused by diabetes usually present in the feet. 1 in 4 individuals with diabetes will experience foot ulcerations in their life. Regular diabetic foot care will decrease the risk of developing complications and will provide you with consistent examination of the feet by a highly trained professional.

Diabetic foot care consists of:

  • Regular neurological and vascular testing

  • General foot care to prevent pressure points from occuring

  • Managing existing areas of pressure to ensure they will not result in ulcerations of the feet

  • Patient education on the best footwear, socks, etc. to provide proper support and shock absorption, based on the individual’s needs/lifestyle

General Foot Care

4 in 5 Canadians will suffer from a foot ailment in the lifetime. Such ailments can include:

  • Calluses/corns: occur at points of pressure and can be quite painful during activity.

  • Plantar warts: caused by a virus and can be very difficult to treat. We have numerous options for treatment, depending on what best suits your lifestyle.

  • Ingrown toenails: can be managed with routine care or removed permanently to prevent recurring pain/infection.

  • Fungal Nails: can be managed with routine care. They can be thinned or removed to help additional treatment plans.

  • Athletes Foot: can be managed and prevented through treatment and patient education. 

Contact us today to book your appointment

Both Feet on the Ground

We’ll help you stay grounded with our foot care services.

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