Foot Health Tips2022-03-30T10:12:15-04:00

Health Tips By Elio’s Experts At Niagara’s Total Foot Care Clinic

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Elio’s team of experts at Niagara’s total foot care clinic are always glad to offer health tips to help make your feet happy. We take pride in showing our patients the many benefits of properly fitted orthotics, orthopedic footwear, bracing, and compression stockings. Patient education is an integral part of Elio’s commitment to foot health in Niagara.

This series of foot care tips is an ongoing contribution to this effort. If you have any questions or concerns about your foot health, please contact Elio’s to request an appointment. We are here to help!

Athletes Foot Feet Fungus

Athletes Foot and Feet Fungus can be relieved with support from Elio’s, Niagara’s total foot care clinic.
Athlete’s foot may also be called ringworm of the foot ortinea pedis. Either way, this foot condition is a fungal infection of the skin that causes scaling, flaking, and itch of problem areas. Read more …

Do you suffer from Achilles Tendinitis? The Achilles tendon connects the large calf muscles to the heel bone.Pain and inflammation can occur along this tendon, often just above the heel bone. Treatment is possible with ice, cold compression therapy, wearing heel pads to reduce the strain on the tendon, and an exercise routine designed to strengthen the tendon.  Read more …

Burning feet syndrome, also referred to Grierson-Gopalan syndrome, causes severe burning and aching of the feet, changes of the feet that leads to excessive sweating.  Treatments for burning feet syndrome include wearing open and comfortable shoes that have arch supports, along with cotton socks.  Read more ….

Bunions result from abnormal bone alignment of the 1st metatarsaophalangeal joint of the great toe. On occasion, bunions can occur on the 5th toe (Tailor’s Bunions or Bunionettes).

Bunions can cause pain, swelling and redness.  Non surgical treatment may include proper orthopedic footwear and / or foot orthotics.  Read more ….

What Causes Bunion Hallux Valgus?

A bunion is a common term for a foot medical condition known as Hallux Valgus. Hallux Valgus if the tilting of the toe away from the mid-line of the body. It is usually characterized by a lump or bump that is red, swollen or painful on the inside of the foot in and around the big toe joint.  Read more …

Need a local source for corns or calluses treatment in Niagara? This article offers information on a callus or callosity, known to be a toughened piece of skin which has thickened and become hard as a result to repeated friction, pressure, or other irritation. Read more …

One in four Canadians with diabetes will develop potentially serious foot problems related to the disease. However, proper orthopedic footwear from Elio’s can help diabetic patients avoid unnecessary complications. Read more …

Flat Foot Problems Relieved with Support from Elio’s

When the arch inside the foot is flat, we commonly call this flat feet. This painless disorder is common and is known to happen at birth or after pregnancy. Typically, flat feet do not cause problems but may in some cases cause the foot to rotate inwards. Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre offers solutions for flat feet including prosthetic shoe insoles that help correct flat feet. In general, surgery is not recommended as a correction for correct flat feet.  Read more …

Why Do People Need Annual Foot Assessments?

Only after a complete and thorough assessment of the feet and lower limbs can the most effective treatment solutions be determined and orthotic devices be designed. Such assessments are best conducted by a practitioner who has extensive training and expertise, such as a Canadian Certified Pedorthist. Read more …

Hammertoes are a deformity of the lesser toes in which the knuckle becomes permanently bent. The knuckle may be flexible and correctable or stiff and rigid. Hammertoes are caused by a muscle imbalance in the toes. Genetics, trauma, arthritis and wearing tight shoes can all lead to the formation of a hammertoe.  Read Elio’s tip on Hammer Toe Treatments …

Metatarsalgia is a term used to describe generalized pain in the forefoot usually on the bottom or ball of the foot. Pain in this area is usually around the base of the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th toes. It is usually caused by a collapse of the transverse arch that runs across the ball of the foot. Tight confining footwear can contribute to the problem as can twisting or shearing movements during toe-off.  Read Elio’s tip on Metatarsalgia Treatments

Looking for Morton’s Neuroma treatment?

Morton’s Neuroma is caused by an enlargement or entrapment of a nerve bundle at the base of the toes. Pain can usually be created by squeezing the forefoot or the space between the 3rd and 4th toes. Morton’s Neuroma commonly feels similar to standing on a marble and may cause numbness or tingling into the toes.  Read Elio’s tip on Morton’s Neuroma treatments …

Overpronation is the most common biomechanical foot problem. Normal pronation or tuning inward of the foot is necessary as the foot adapts to the ground, absorbing the shock from impact and transferring the bodies weight through the walking cycle.
In overpronation, the arch in a sense flattens or collapses and soft tissue stretches beyond their limits. With overpronation, joint surfaces must function at unnatural angles and become loose and flexible rather than stable. Read more ….

Plantar fasciitis is known to cause extreme pain and can be a chronic health condition, commonly connected with the degeneration, swelling or inflammation of the plantar fascia, located in the underside of the heel. The function of the plantar fascia is to provide overall shock absorption, and arch support.  Studies for Plantar Fasciitis  treatments show that obesity, weight gain, prolonged periods of weight-bearing and abrupt changes in physical activity with directional change can be the source.  Read more …

Post Tibial Tendonitis is a strain of the posterior tendon which runs along the inside of the ankle of foot. Pain and swelling at the inside of the ankle or at the arch can occur. Post tibial tendinitis is usually the result of overuse especially when the foot overpronates.  Read Elio’s tip on Post Tibial Tendonitis Treatments.

A bursa is a small fluid filled sac that protects a tendon or muscle where it slides over a bone. In this case it is between the Achilles tendon and the heel bone. Sudden overuse, compression and heel deformities are the usual cause of injury and inflammation.  Read Elio’s tip on Retrocalcaneal Bursitis …

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome can produce pain similar to Plantar Fasciitis. It is caused by an entrapment of the tibial nerve that runs through a groove on the inside of the ankle. It causes pain with burning and tingling on the sole of the foot. Usually pain increases as the day goes on and resolves with rest. Read more …

Looking for information on Scoliosis Spinal Stenosis Treatment?

Read this article which offers a success story on a local Scoliosis Spinal Stenosis Treatment. The article was written By Ashley Steele, Certified Canadian Pedorthist, Elio’s Foot Comfort Centre.  Published in Health, Safety and Wellness Magazine, June 2016.  Read more …

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