Common Foot Problems

Contact Us


This condition causes inflammation of the joint and is used to describe rheumatic diseases or conditions that affect joints or tissues. There are two main types of arthritis. First, your wear and tear osteoarthritis and second, your inflammatory arthritis (Rheumatoid and Psoriatic).
Treatments include: Custom Foot orthotics, Cold Laser Therapy

Plantar Fasciitis

This condition is caused by inflammation or tearing of the thick band of tissue that runs under your foot. This band is called the Plantar Fascia, and it connects your heel bone to your toes. The tissue becomes irritated and inflamed and can produce painful symptoms.
Treatments include: Custom Foot orthotics, Shockwave Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, anti-inflammatory or topical medications.

Heel Spurs

These are calcium deposits that build up on the underside or back of your heel bone. Heel Spurs can become inflamed; potentially causing inflammation in your plantar fascia as well, and causing pain in your heel. This condition can be caused by excessive strain on the muscles and ligaments in your foot, or be due to an injury to the muscle which covers your heel bone.
Treatments include: Custom Foot Orthotics, Shockwave Therapy

Ankle Pain

This can occur for a variety of different reasons. It can be a result of a sprain or strain, tendonitis, trauma to your ankle or even overuse and arthritis.
Treatments include: Custom Foot Orthotics, Shockwave Therapy, Cold Laser Therapy, Strengthening and stretching exercises, oral medications, injectable cortisone, or topical medications


This diagnosis is used to describe pain in the ball of the foot and is typically aggravated with physical activity. This condition can be a result of some nerve entrapment, muscular pain, bunion formation, capsulitis or a cyst.
Treatments include: Custom Foot orthotics, Shockwave Therapy, Laser Therapy


These are bony, unnatural bump that forms on the side/base of your big toe. Your big toe may start to deviate towards your smaller toes due to this. The skin in the area can swell, become painful and be very irritated from constant rubbing in your footwear.
Treatments include: Custom Orthotics, Bunion splints, Cold Laser Therapy, mobilization and manipulation of the joints

Ingrown Toenails

This is caused when the corner/side of your toenail grows into the surrounding skin, usually causing pain, tenderness, swelling/redness and possible infection.
Treatments include: Wedge resection, routine nail care, prescription for antibiotics, (Partial)Nail Avulsion

Fungal Nails

White or yellow discoloration will appear on your nail and spread to other nails. If the fungus is left untreated, thickening of your nail and/or crumbling of the nail can occur. Toenail fungus can also spread to the surrounding skin, known as “athlete’s foot”. This is caused by bacteria/ fungus buildup in footwear or salons that reuse non-sterilized instruments, foot baths, and nail polish brushes.
Treatments include: Fungal Laser Therapy

Corns / Calluses

Thick, hardened layers of skin that occur from friction and pressure on your feet. Corns are smaller in size and usually raised, while calluses are more rough in texture and are larger than corns. Corns commonly appear on your feet and toes, while calluses are found under your heels or on the soles of your feet.
Treatments include: Custom Foot Orthotics, softening creams, debridement

Plantar’s Warts

Also known as verrucae, these are small growths on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by the Human Papilloma Virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but they typically appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. Plantar warts most commonly occur in children, adolescents and the elderly.
Treatments include: Debridements, Swift Microwave Therapy

Varicose Veins

This condition occurs when fluid starts to pool into one vein as your vein valves are not functioning at full capacity. The veins start to expand and you start to see them through the skin.
Treatments include: Compression Stockings

Dry & Cracked Heels

Dry, cracked heels are caused by the skin of the heel drying out and forming into a callus. Due to pressure on the heels, the area can break open, causing deep cracks or painful fissures. Further problems, such as skin infections, can develop if left untreated.
Treatments include: Custom Foot Orthotics, Prescription foot creams

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the Achilles tendon. The condition may progress to a degeneration of the tendon (Achilles tendonosis), in which the tendon loses its organized structure and is likely to develop microscopic tears and degeneration. In rare cases, chronic degeneration with or without pain may result in the tendon rupturing.
Treatments include: Custom Foot Orthotics, Shockwave Therapy

Hammer Toes

This condition is caused when your toe muscles weaken, and the imbalance puts pressure on the joints and tendons, forcing the toes to bend and curl under the foot.
Treatments include: Hammer toe pads, Cold Laser Therapy.