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    Neuromas: Learn About Pinched Nerves and How to Cure Them

    Dear Valued Customer,

    You're not alone. Neuromas, also known as a pinched nerve, is a common ailment. Learn more about this condition and how to treat it below.

    What is Neuroma?

    From the American Podiatric Medical Association, this common painful condition, also known as a pinched nerve, is a benign growth of nerve tissue frequently found between the third and fourth toes. It causes pain, a burning sensation, tingling, or numbness between the toes and in the ball of the foot. 

    What are the causes?
    The causes of neuromas range from: Biomechanical deformities and foot types
    (such as a high-arched or flat foot)

    • Improper footwear that causes toes to be squeezed together
      (such as high heels)
    • Repetitive stress
    • Trauma

     

    Diagnosis & Treatment
    Neuromas are often misdiagnosed because they can't be seen on an xray and don't always respond to conventional treatment methods and medications. They're usually diagnosed via clinical symptoms and palpation. Treatment options include injections, and if severe, surgical intervention. However, our most popular and effective methods include shockwave therapy and custom made orthotics. The former attacks the nerve impingement directly and makes it effectively smaller, while the latter opens up the interspace and prevents it from getting worse.

    See us today if you suffer from this condition!
     

     

    DON'T FORGET:  Most of our services are covered by extended healthcare plans.

    Compression Stockings - Keep Your Legs and Feet Healthy

    Dear Valued Customer,

    There are many ways to keep your legs and feet healthy. Find out how compression stockings can benefit you.


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    What do compression stockings do?
    Compression stockings help prevent venous disorders and minor varicosities such as:

    • Varicose veins
    • Spider Veins
    • Swelling in the legs and feet
    • Blood clots
    • Prevent lactic acid buildups in runners

     

    How do they work?

    Compression stockings are tightest around the toes and loose around the calf and legs to help push blood back to the heart. Due to gravity, blood often pools in our feet, especially with inactivity, leading to heavy, aching legs. Compression stockings provide an effective solution by increasing the efficiency of our venous system.

    Image shows VenoTrain® Performance by Bauerfeind

     

    WE CARRY

    Why get your next pair of compression stockings from us?
    The quality of our Bauerfeind stockings are second to none. No longer are compression stockings an embarrassment to your wardrobe. Our prescription grade models have a minimum pressure of 20-30 mmhg and: Are made in Germany

    • Come in a wide range of colours and styles
    • We have certified fitters who can fit you based on personalized measurements
    • Can be specially ordered for certain colours or knits can be ordered

      Come by and try on a pair of our compression socks today!
       

     

    DON'T FORGET:  Most of our services are covered by extended healthcare plans.

    Introducing K-Laser Therapy

    Dear Valued Customer,

    We’d like to introduce you to our newest pain-relieving therapeutic solution now available at our TD location.

    What is K-Laser?

    Class IV K-Lasers provide certain red and near-infrared wavelengths of laser light proven to help the body manage pain and inflammation while speeding up tissue regeneration. If you’re looking for a solution without drugs and surgery, ask your foot specialist about K-Laser! 

    It helps reduce:

     

     

     

     

     

    It can help with:

    Tendinopathies, heel spur pain, ligaments sprains, morton’s neuroma, repetitive stress injuries, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis, diabetic neuropathy, diabetic foot ulcers, burns, and sports injuries.


    For more information, talk to your foot specialist today!

    Contact our TD Location for this treatment: 

    77 King Street West
    TD North Tower Unit 52G, Concourse Level
    Toronto, ON M5K 1E7
    (647) 344-0691

     

    Relieve pain, reduce swelling, and increase range of motion
    image source: http://www.k-laser.com/

     

    DON'T FORGET:  Most of our services are covered by extended health care plans.

     

    Shockwave Therapy

    Available at both our locations, shockwave therapy is a relatively new treatment modality we have added to treat chronic foot pain such as heel pain and achilles tendonitis. It is a non invasive tool that is quite effective when other treatment plans have yielded unremarkable results. It works by sending energy through a single focal point concentrating on a damaged area. As a result, it triggers the body's immune response to repair the damaged tissue so that you may heal faster.
    So far, the results have been very promising with no long-term side effects in treating chronic pain - which is the hardest kind of pain to treat. This is because the body sometimes doesn't realize that chronic pain is an issue since it has been the status quo for so long. Typically, patients undergo at least 3 sessions separated a week apart to see if their body tolerates the machine well. Sometimes they may feel worse or better after a session, since we are triggering the body into realizing that there is something wrong.

    With this new technology, we can treat and possibly cure many foot conditions that don't respond to other conservative methods. We have had many success stories treating neuromas, achilles pain and plantar fasciitis among others using this modality. It is best utilized in conjunction with our other services and products including orthotic therapy.

    We invite you to book a consultation with one of our foot specialists to see if this device could benefit you today!

    Foot Mobilization Therapy

    Foot Mobilization Therapy

     

    At EC Orthotics, we are always at the forefront of new podiatric medicine techniques and innovations. This is what sets us apart from other foot clinics in Toronto. One of our newest treatment options is called Foot mobilization therapy, a gentle manual therapy for the treatment of foot, ankle, knee, and low back pain.

     

    Chronic pain is often associated with joint alignment issues and weakness in the surrounding muscles. Foot mobilization therapy works by returning your joints to a more proper alignment and strengthening the muscles of the foot. By doing this, the stress on the surrounding soft tissue structures is reduced and the foot pain is relieved.

     

    Relief of foot pain and other symptoms using foot mobilization therapy can often be achieved without the use of medications, braces, or more serious interventions, such as surgery. Please keep in mind that this treatment method is not the same as manipulations and does not involve any forceful cracking of the bones or joints. 

     

    Foot mobilization therapy can also be a great adjunctive therapy to custom foot orthotics. Through releasing pre-existing soft tissue restrictions, your foot will be perfectly prepared to accommodate your new orthotic.

    To learn more about this technique, please book an appointment with one of our foot specialists or chiropodists.