Progressive and opportunistic Onychomycosis deserves serious attention in Diabetic patients as it can lead to serious complications. The thickening of the nails compromises the integrity of the skin and surrounding tissues and can cause bacterial infections with a three times higher rate of ulcerations and gangrene in patients with Diabetes and Onychomycosis.
Please book your comprehensive foot examination today. Want to learn more about toenail fungus? Please Google '02 Nov 2016 The Show on Shaw" and advance to the 30 minute mark (out of 60 minutes) or click here to see Katia Langton's Interview.
Painful Peripheral Neuropathy can be frustrating and impair quality of life due to the progressing symptoms of burning, tingling, numbness and pain which disrupt sleep. An alternative to masking with medical therapies is Cold Laser Therapy. The treatment involves light therapy to stimulate microcirculation around the nerve fibres to increase blood flow to the nerves, and enhance both nerve regeneration and cellular oxygen consumption. The latest trial research has shown a significant reduction of pain with Cold Laser Therapy treatment for painful Neuropathy.
Please give us a call or contact us today to assess whether you are a candidate for conservative care.
Nerve damage can happen in your feet (Peripheral Neuropathy); most commonly from Diabetes, aging, alcoholism, and metabolic disorders. It causes numbing and tingling in the feet, sharp shooting pains down the legs and it is worse at night and worse at rest. This starts at the toes and toes upwards.
Often this is confused with degeneration in the low back, Neuorogenic Intermittent Claudication (stenosis). The degenerated areas in the low back can cause leg and foot problems as it compresses the part of the spinal cord that branches to the legs and feet. The symptoms are leg pain, leg weakness with walking, numbing in the feet and occasional bowel and bladder problems. Relief with sitting and bending forward–this will affect your lifestyle as it limits you from golfing, walking the dog, shopping and walking activities.
For more information on properly differentiating these two and properly treating them in order to keep you on your feet and moving; please contact us.
Plantar Fasciitis can sometimes be used as a catch-all diagnosis and sometimes another condition (Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction) is misdiagnosed as Plantar Fasciitis.
True Plantar Fasciitis presents with heel pain with the first few steps in the morning, and with standing after sitting for long periods of time. The Plantar Fascia is a ligament located on the bottom of the foot and maintains the arch height and provides stability when you walk.
When there are biomechanics problems (collapsed arches or stiff ankles); this causes increased stress on the fascia; causing injury, inflammation and pain.
At night and rest, the fascia will try to repair itself so when you stand again you will reinsure the fascia and start the painful cycle again which can repeat for months or even years.
Once you correct the biomechanics problems traumatizing the Plantar Fascia, the pain and inflammation will resolve.
To discuss your concerns; please give us a call (250) 585-5859 or contact us today!
Problems with our feet can be scary because the pain and difficulty walking may threaten our lifestyle and our livelihood. Often, problems can be corrected with simple, straight forward solutions.
Heel pain often falls into two categories; Heel Spur Syndrome or Plantar Fasciitis. If your pain is worse when your heel hits the ground, worse after long periods of standing and worse at the end of the day; you may have a traumatized heel fat pad and have the beginnings of a heel spur. If your pain is worse in the morning, worse when you lift the heel and worse when you stretch the plantar fascia ligament; you may have Plantar Fasciitis. These are treated differently; so ask questions, get explanations and understand your diagnosis.
At OceanWalk Pedorthic Clinic, our goal is to keep you on your feet, active and moving. Simple walking will help manage the five common causes of pain and suffering over the age of 50; Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Obesity, Osteoarthritis.
Lets fight these problems on the ground, standing and walking!
Give us a call today to take a step towards pain free living.
Katia Langton is trained as a doctor of Chiropractic. She is the owner and operator of Oceanwalk Pedorthic Footcare and is also the Secretary of the Diabetic Foot Stream Committee of the International Diabetes Federation and co-authored the latest IDF guidelines to protect The Diabetic foot from breakdown.