Chiropody

Jerzy Sapieha D.Ch., is a Registered Chiropodist who practices at The Family Chiropractic Centre, in Hamilton, Ontario.

Chiropody is a primary healthcare profession, which specializes in the assessment, treatment, and prevention of foot disorders. Chiropodists can help children, adults, and seniors with a variety of foot problems. In children, early detection of many foot problems (flat feet, in or out toeing) can prevent more serious complications from developing later in life including, but not limited to, knee, hip or lower back pain.

The geriatric population can benefit from chiropody service for treatment of painful lesions, resulting from the long-term effects of diabetes, rheumatoid osteoarthritis, or biomechanical anomalies.

Chiropodists are often called upon by physicians and other healthcare professionals for consultation and treatment of common foot problems such as:

  • Tick nails and conservative ingrown toenail treatment
  • Permanent ingrown toenail treatment by surgical management with local anesthetic and phenolization
  • Painful bunions, corns, or callous formations
  • Fungal nail or skin infections
  • Plantar warts or lesions
  • Localized heel or arch pain
  • Management of the diabetic foot, specializing in wound management
  • Rheumatoid foot
  • Custom prescription orthotics / footwear

What does a Chiropodist do? / What does a treatment involve?

Chiropody is the assessment of the foot and the treatment and prevention of diseases or disorders of the foot by therapeutic, orthotic, and palliative means.

Don’t underestimate the importance of healthy feet! Foot deformities, infections and injuries not only limit your mobility, but can detrimentally affect your knees, hips, and other parts of the body.

What does Chiropody involve?

Chiropodists specialize in the recognition, assessment, treatment, and ongoing care of the foot. An essential member of the health care team, the Chiropodist has many skills and techniques that help patients eliminate foot pain, gain mobility, and maintain healthy feet. Chiropodists treat:

  • Sports injuries
  • Common foot conditions such as corns, warts, ingrown toenails, or callouses
  • Foot infections caused by medical conditions such as diabetes
  • Foot deformities and misalignments both in adults and children

Our feet do not generally get the attention they deserve, usually due to the fact that most of the time, they are hidden in shoes and don’t contribute to our overall appearance. In societies where shoes are never worn, foot problems only affect 3% of the adult population but when footwear is worn, this rises to a staggering 80%. Neglecting the feet can cause pain and can have serious consequences and many cases of neglect are caused by wearing shoes that do not fit properly, as many styles are simply not designed to fit the natural shape of the foot.

The feet support the body and have to take considerable strain; In the average lifetime, your feet will carry you 70,000 miles! We tend to only notice our feet when we have a problem, however, they are the foundation of our body and are vital to our well-being.

Whether you have a problem now, or wish to prevent problems in the future, contact Jerzy at The Family Chiropractic Centre.