Cindy Chow Chiropody Professional Corporation
Village Foot & Orthotic Clinic
Our Services

What Sets Us Apart

We specialize in addressing foot pain, in providing gentle foot care treatments, and offer quality custom-made orthotics from precise 3-D plaster of Paris molds of the feet. We have state-of-the-art technology: ultrasound, low level (cold) laser, and shock-wave therapies to speed up foot pain. Nail braces are offered for ingrown toenails.

Here are a wide array of services to help you maintain healthy feet. You can read more on this page about specific services:

Services We Provide:

State of the Art Technology in:

  • Ultrasound Therapy
  • Laser (cold laser) Therapy
  • Shock Wave Therapy

We Treat the Following Conditions of the Feet:

 

Heel Pain
Heel pain commonly occurs on the bottom of the heel (called plantar fasciitis) or at the back of the heel (called Achilles tendonitis). Both are traced to injury and inflammation. Our clinic will evaluate the pain, and devise a treatment plan. This plan may include: Foot Mobilizations, Ultrasound Therapy, Low-Level Laser Therapy, Custom Orthotics, Padding & Strapping, Footwear Advice, etc. Read more on heel pain.

Flat Feet
Having flat feet is a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the inner long arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. But those who remain flat footed may develop common foot deformities, toe deformities, pain, tiredness and lack of strength. Read more on flat feet.

Corns and Calluses (hard dead skin)
Corns and calluses are layers of dense dead skin cells. Calluses are mainly flat and corns are mainly round areas of this dead skin. Their cause is repeated stress (friction and/or excessive pressure) on the skin. Poorly fitting shoes and inborn misaligned bones are the major contributors. At our clinic, we gently remove them and give you advice on how to stop or deal with their return. Read more on corns and calluses.

Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a hard piece of skin (like callus or a corn) may lead to a longstanding wound. Diabetes decreases blood flow and weakens the immune system, so injuries are slow to heal. Read more on diabetes and the feet.

Athlete's Foot
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. Athlete's foot can lead to Fungal Nails. Prevention of re-infection is key. Click Read more on athlete's foot

Bunions
A bunion is a misaligned 1st toe joint. It may become swollen and tender, causing the big toe joint to stick outwards and the great toe to slant inwards. Read more on bunions.

Hammertoes
A hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. This toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery. For comfort our clinic offers soft toe crest pads and straps availablefor purchase. Read more on hammertoes.

Dry, Scaly Skin
Cracked heels and scaly skin on the feet should be routinely but delicately removed. At our clinic we have many happy customers who come solely for this. Special creams are available to purchase at our clinic to maintain the restored skin.

Ingrown Nail
An ingrown nail is a nail whose sides dig into their neighbouring flesh, which may become very painful, may infect the flesh. They are sometimes created by improper or incomplete nail trimming.  They may also develop from wearing tight shoes, from injuries, or even fungus.  Some are present at birth, being very wide or highly curved.  If left untreated, they may cause sore, swollen, red, and infected skin which may grow over the ingrown toenail.  Treatment options depend on the severity and type of nail.  In most cases, treating ingrown toenails is simple: soak the foot in warm, salted water twice a day and visit your chiropodist to have the nails carefully trimmed and cleansed.  Antibiotics (topical cream or oral pills) may be advised.  For others, a long term solution of nail surgery is advised.  And for many a new alternative is nail bracing.  Nail bracing is a way of correcting the shape of a highly curved nail back into a flatter nail gently.  Ms. Chow is one of the few chiropodists who is medically trained to provide Onyfix resin or Ross-Fraser metal braces.  Please read more on Onyfix device Ingrown Nail Correction, and on Ross-Fraser Nail Brace Correction for Ingrown Nails.