HERE IS SOME GOOD NEWS: WE CAN WRITE PRESCRIPTIONS FOR YOUR ORTHOTICS.  And we now also do 3-D Scans for getting more precise casts of your feet for Orthotics

Sudbury: 301-2009 Long Lake Rd, Sudbury, ON. P3E 6C3, 705-523-5658

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Plantar fasciitis is the term commonly used to refer to heel and arch pain traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. More specifically, plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the connective tissue, called plantar fascia, that stretches from the base of the toes, across the arch of the foot, to the point at which it inserts into the heel bone. Overpronation is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis. As the foot rolls inward excessively when walking, it flattens the foot, lengthens the arch, and puts added tension on the plantar fascia. Over time, this causes inflammation.

Also known as heel spur syndrome, the condition is often successfully treated with conservative measures, such as the use of anti-inflammatory medications, ice packs, stretching exercises, orthotic devices, and physical therapy. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications. In persistent cases, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) may be used to treat the heel pain.

More recently we have been getting fairly good results using a combination of deep tissue Laser Therapy combined with Orthotic Insoles. Why use two different modes?  The Orthotic Insoles address the cause of the problem ( known as 'etiology' in medicine, that is, why you developed the pain in the first place). The Laser speeds up the healing process within the tissues to get you back into regular routine in the shortest time possible. Sometimes, we may incorporate a Cortisone injection (at our clinic, we use a freezing mixture in combination with cortisone to minimize pain), but we try to stay away from cortisone unless we absolutely have to. We try the preferred method that has proved more successful using non-invasive methods...TLC...our good old friend ( tender-loving-care).

ESWT has also provided very good outcomes and has proved successful with many cases of persistent, chronic heel pain. We will advise you if you may need that as a sole (pun intended) treatment option or in combination with any of the above treatment methods. We will advise you all the way and make you a part of your own treatment.

In simpe terms, we treat heal pain (Heel Spurs, Plantar-fasciitis) via a combination of methods, or simply one method. We first review your medical history, how long you have had the pain, what is your occupation, what sports do you play, age, what you may have previously tried to help yourself, etc. After that, an option or a set of options may be decided. We expalin each method and make you a part of your management plan. Few methods that we may employ:

1. Orthotic Insoles

2. Laser/G-Pulse

3. Theralase ( Deep Tissue Laser )

4. Cortisone Injection

5. ESWT/Shock Wave Therapy/Radial Shockwave (shocking isn't it, as to how many methods there are?!)

6. Rx Medication

7. Ultrasound

8. FMT ( Foot Mobilization Techniques), etc.

 

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