Welcome to Our Practice
Here at the Markham Foot Care Clinic and Orthotics we know two things for sure:
- Foot pain is never normal
- Your feet are not supposed to hurt
Welcome to our website.
You are probably here because you or someone you care about is suffering from pain or problems with their foot and ankles; or you may simply have some question or concerns about your feet and ankles. Whether it is a sore, painful heel in the morning, an ingrown toenail, or another foot problem we can help!!
We put together a website that will answer many of the concerns you may have about your feet and ankles. Please click on any of the buttons to get the information you need. The best way to prevent and treat foot problems or injuries is to understand them and why they happen. Our patient library is full of information for anyone looking to better understand an injury, deformity, or condition.
If you need an appointment right away please call our office or email us through our contact form on this website.
You can also visit us on our facebook or twitter page or you can find more information on foot care issues on our blogs.
People of all ages can experience heel pain for various reasons. Most patients experience the most pain in the arch of the foot, the bottom of the heel, or the back of the heel. This pain isn't something that you have to live with! The more heel pain is neglected, the worse it will get.
Call us today or visit our Heel Pain page to see what might be causing your heel pain and to see what we can do to fix it.
Diabetics have to be especially careful with their feet. Noting differences in your feet can be much more difficult because of conditions like neuropathy (losing feeling in your feet.) Even the smallest cuts can become very serious to a Diabetic's feet because of lack of circulation which causes delayed healing and leads to high risk of infection. Visit our Diabetic Care page for tips on how to take care of diabetic feet or call our office to set up an appointment.
Custom Foot Orthotics
Orthotics are beneficial to many people because they provide support that's customized for your feet. Patients with foot pain, imbalances, or who stand all day can benefit from the balance that orthotics provide. Athletic individuals experience increased endurance and performance by wearing orthotics. If you have Diabetes or are overweight, orthotics are great for your feet because they counteract the extra stress that's put on your feet and help to prevent future problems like blisters and ulcers.
Orthotics are made from a personalized cast of your foot. If you see a sign for custom orthotics in a grocery store or pharmacy, beware--if they don't make a mold of your foot, then they are NOT custom orthotics. Computerized platforms are deceitful, they may take an imprint of your foot, but they are not able to create a custom insert based on the three dimensional traits of your feet. If you'd like to know more about orthotics, visit our Orthotics page or call our office to schedule an appointment.
You might do things everyday without knowing that you're causing your ingrown toenails. Ingrown toenails occur when the nail on your toe starts to grow sharply into the tender skin on either side of the nail. The skin may get red, hot, or puffy indicating an infection and causing pain.
In some cases, ingrown toenails may require minor surgery. For more information about ingrown toenails, visit the Ingrown Toenails page. If you're concerned that your toenail may be infected or may require surgery, call our office to schedule an appointment.
Brian Cragg and your Markham Foot Care Team
Here in the communities of Markham, Unionville and Stouffville, Ontario we treat patients with heel pain, arch pain and general foot pain, heel spurs, Achilles tendonitis, thick fungal toenails, ingrown toenails, infected toes, foot infections, warts, corns, calluses, bunions, diabetic feet, and patients that need custom foot orthotics along with other foot related problems.
Foot problems get in the way of your daily life. They prevent you from enjoying the things you love. Here at the Markham Foot Care Clinic, we want to help you get back to life-as-usual by eliminating your foot pain. If you have any concerns or questions, please feel free to contact our office. We are dedicated to helping patients understand and prevent any foot-related problems.