Pain Relief for Plantar Fasciitis, Achilles Tendinitis, Arch or Heel Pain

Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019

Shock Wave Therapy isn’t new but it is making waves when it comes to effective pain relief without drugs! Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is the application of shock waves to treat pain. When applied to injured tissues, shock wave therapy is clinically proven to stimulate these metabolic reactions naturally:

  • Reduction of pain felt by nerve fibers
  • Increase of blood circulation in surrounding soft tissues
  • Kick-start the healing process triggered by stem cells activation

Shock Wave Therapy is a non-invasive, fast and effective treatment with no prescription medications or anesthesia!

How Shock Wave Therapy Works

Simply put, better blood circulation and the formation of new blood vessels improves your metabolism and this activates cell generation and helps dissolve calcium deposits. As a result, shock wave therapy activates self-healing processes at the pain site. The underlying cause of chronic pain may be eliminated even in a short period of time.

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

plantar fasciitisShock Wave Therapy Effectively Treats:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Achilles Tendinitis (tendinopathy)
  • Arch pain
  • Heel pain

See how Radial Shock Wave Therapy is used in Sports Medicine.

Learn more about Shock Wave Therapy at our Oakville Foot Clinic, watch the video, and book your pain relief appointment with your family focused professional footcare team today! At Werkman, Boven & Associates we proudly provide caring hands for happy feet!

Treatment Options to Get Rid of Warts

Posted on Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

hiding feet and toesEven the word, “wart” sounds unpleasant! Having a wart can be a source of embarrassment, even if you don’t know what a wart actually is or looks like.

A wart is a small growth that can appear anywhere on the body. Plantar warts affect the feet.

Plantar warts are viral infections. On the bottom of the foot, they may appear flat. This is because of pressure on the foot when walking. Typically, they are hard and flat with a rough surface. Warts that appear on the top of the foot or toes are typically raised and are fleshier in appearance.

Treatment Options for Foot Warts

Warts can be removed with/by:

  • Topical chemicals, usually 40-60% salicylic acid. Over the counter products have a lower percentage of salicylic acid than what we offer in our Oakville Foot Clinic.
  • Freezing (cryotherapy), which is safe, but may be too painful for children to tolerate.
  • NEW! Microwave Therapy system called Swift.

Benefits of Swift Microwave Therapy for the Removal of Warts

  1. Shorter treatment times
  2. Precise targeting
  3. Thoroughly tested technology
  4. Disposable applicator tips

Watch a video to learn more about how Swift Microwave Therapy works. Book your wart removal and foot care check up appointment today.

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What to Expect at your First Chiropody Appointment

Posted on Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Professional Footcare – Initial Visit Consultation and Treatment.

let's get to know each other handshakeYour first appointment is a combination of a “let’s get to know each other”, consultation and treatment. Your Chiropodist wants to learn what’s important to you, your goals, and lifestyle.

A medical history and consent form is completed by the patient and you’ll review everything with your Chiropodist. You can download and complete the form before you arrive at your appointment if you wish. Werkman-Boven-New-Patient-Form

A complete examination and assessment of your feet is conducted, looking for and checking:

  • lesions – corns, calluses, warts, moles, wounds, ulcers
  • range of motion/gait analysis (foot function), circulation, sensation, colour
  • digital photos of both your feet are taken

Treatment options are then presented and discussed, along with your questions answered and next steps decided.

Routine footcare is most often covered by Extended Health Insurance– under the heading Paramedical Services. Most insurance policies allow for $500 per calendar or benefit year for chiropody or podiatry services. Check your coverage!

Why See a Chiropodist?

To keep your feet healthy it’s recommended that you book a Chiropody appointment every season! At Werkman, Boven & Associates, we’ll help you with:

Book your Oakville Chiropody appointment today. We’re looking forward to meeting you.