How to Relieve Foot Pain and Inflammation

Posted on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

Are you suffering with foot, arch or heel pain? Suffer no longer. Thanks to advances in technology, relief is available. Today we’re featuring two of the options we offer at Werkman, Boven & Associates at our Oakville Foot and Orthotic Clinic.

How do you know which therapy is right for you? Talk to your Chiropodist about your pain today!

Shock Wave Therapy

Shock Wave Therapy activates self-healing processes where pain occurs. Simply put: better blood circulation and the formation of new blood vessels results in improved metabolism. This in turn activates cell generation and helps dissolve calcium deposits.

Shock Wave Therapy using the Swiss DolorClast® method produces non-invasive, high-energy shock waves and delivers them to the tissue via the surface of the skin via a gel medium.

Shock Wave Therapy Treats These Conditions

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Arch/heel pain

Jump on over to our website to discover the science behind Shock Wave Therapy.

Magnetic Biostimulation (MBS)

Magnetic Biostimulation (MBS) is safe and proven method that increases blood flow and oxygenation to promote healing. The therapeutic effect of Magnetic Biostimulation is based on the stimulation of circulation and the exchange of ions between the inner and outer cell wall.

MBS Treats These Conditions

  • Fractures (especially non union)
  • Connective tissue repair
  • Delayed wound and bone healing
  • Sports injuries
  • Decubitus ulcers
  • Chronic and degenerative conditions
  • Acute and chronic inflammation

Hop on over to our website to read 3rd party articles and scientific white papers on the benefits of Magnetic Biostimulation. We want you to be informed!

Don’t let pain or the fear of pain negatively affect your quality of life. Talk to your Chiropodist about all the options suited for your unique needs. You’ll be glad you did!

Damaged, Infected or Unsightly Toenails?

Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Sandal season is a tough time to have unsightly toenails! It can affect your self-confidence and make you rethink your footwear choice from sensationally airy sandals to hot and stifling closed toe shoes.

It’s Not Your Fault!

Whether you have:

  • a fungal infection of the nail (onychomycosis)
  • diabetes, psoriasis, beau’s lines, koilonychia, chronic polyarthritis)
  • nail shape changes because of injury or trauma
  • brittle, ridged, or split nails
  • discoloured nails

The KeryFlex Nail Restoration System will restore the appearance of damaged toenails back to their natural state!

How you ask? The patented KeryFlex resin formula creates a flexible, non-porous nail that allows the remaining natural nail to grow, providing an immediate aesthetic improvement that complements laser fungal treatments.

Here are Before and After photos showing the results of the Keryflex Nail Restoration System

before and after photos of toenails

The KeryFlex Nail Restoration System was designed not to bond to the skin, thus allowing a natural edge to be created. It’s durable, flexible, moves with the foot, and is not affected by acetone, nail polishes, soaps or detergents. It also allows patients to use antimicrobial solutions to treat fungal nail infections at the same time.

See more Before and After KeryFlex photos. Then book your appointment with us today and put an end to sandal shame today!



How to Prepare Your Feet for Sandal Season!

Posted on Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

footcare for all members of the familySandal season is right around the corner. It’s (nearly) time to kick up your feet and surrender your shoes and boots to open toed footwear. Will you and your family be ready?

Taking Care of Your Feet

Routine Foot Care is more important than ever! Wondering what’s in it for you? At Werkman, Boven & Associates we’ll take care of your feet by:

  • cutting your toenails
  • thinning down thickened toenails
  • debriding (removing dead or damaged tissue) corns or calluses
  • exfoliating your skin, if needed
  • monitoring and mapping of moles and warts (existing and new)
  • applying a moisturizer, if you’d like

Your feet will then be polish-ready. We have a wonderful selection of Dr.’s REMEDY Nail Polish products in our Oakville Foot and Orthotic Clinic.

What’s so great about Dr.’s REMEDY?

Dr.’s REMEDY is organic vegan nail polish infused with tea tree oil, biotin, garlic extract, wheat protein, Vitamin C, and lavender. Dr.’s REMEDY offers 45 different shades of nail color along with base coats, top coats, and moisturizing nail treatments. Want to know what’s missing? Dr.’s REMEDY products do not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, TPHP or Phthalate.

How to Foil Fungal Nails

A fungal infection of the nail is called onychomycosis. Mild infections don’t always produce symptoms, that’s why routine foot care is so important. You may not recognize the signs of a fungal nail infection, but your Chiropodist will and they will educate you in terms of prevention and resolution.

Treatment Options for Fungal Nail Infections

  • Lunula Laser. The only touchless, painless solution for onychomycosis, that promises no pain, no downtime, and no risk! Learn more about Lunula Laser
  • Topical antifungal topical medication like Formula 3.  For your convenience, we stock Formula 3 in our clinic
  • Oral medication prescribed by your family physician

Don’t let sandal season pass you by! Get started by booking your routine foot care appointment today!