Cindy Chow Chiropody Professional Corporation
Village Foot & Orthotic Clinic

Patient Education

Our team believes that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you from Our Services page. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire website, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided at the bottom.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.

Click here: Forms and Info Sheets and Our Services pages for useful information.

Informative Websites:

  • Ontario Society of Chiropodists (professional voluntary group for Chiropodists of Ontario) www.ontariochiropodist.com/
  • Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (professional voluntary group for Chiropodists and Podiatrists of Canada)   www.podiatryinfocanada.ca/
  • College of Chiropodists of Ontario (required licensing body for Chiropodists and Podiatrists of Ontario) www.cocoo.on.ca/
Search Results
Our Services
...) Calluses and Corns (hard skin) Bunions Toes Deformities (claw, hammer toes) Flat Feet, High Arched Feet Intoeing, Outtoeing Nails: Ingrown, Deformed, Thick, Infected Skin conditions: Dry, Thick, Cracked, Infected Malodorous/Sweaty Feet Infections: Plantar Warts, Athletes Foot, etc...

What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Overview of Foot and Ankle Problems
... Leading foot problems are: Bunions—misaligned big toe joints that swell and become tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward and the second joint to angle toward the other toes...

General Statistics
... The top foot problems are: Bunions - misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes...

Deformities
Amniotic Band Syndrome Bunions Claw Toe Clubfoot Dysplasia Enchondroma Flat Feet Gordon Syndrome Haglund's Deformity Hallux Limitus (Stiff Big Toe Joint) Hallux Varus Hammertoes Jackson Weiss Syndrome Mallet Toes Metatarsalgia Osteomyelitis Peroneal Tendon Dislocation/Dysfunction Posterior Tibial Tendon Dysfunction Sesamoiditis Spurs Tarsal Coalition

Diabetes and Your Feet
...Additionally, if you have common foot abnormalities such as flat feet, bunions, or hammertoes, prescription shoes or orthotics from your podiatrist may be necessary to further protect your feet from other damage...

Toe Problems
BunionsClaw ToeDigital DeformityHallux Limitus (stiff big toe joint)Hallux Rigidis (rigid big toe)Hallux VarusHammertoesIntoeingOverlapping, Underlapping ToesSubungal Exotosis (bone spur under toenail) Turf Toe

Bunions
...Bunions form when the toe moves out of place...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Pain Management for Conditions
Ankle Pain Arch Pain Arthritis Ball of the Foot Pain Bunions Heel Pain Metatarsalgia Top of the Foot Pain Note: For any foot condition, please consult your physician before taking any medication for pain management...

Bunions
...Bunions form when the toe moves out of place...

Diabetic Foot Care
... And never attempt to cut your own bunions or corns as this can lead to infection, as well...

Self-Assessment Quiz
... no 0   - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes...

Bunion Prevention
Because bunions develop slowly, taking care of your feet during childhood and early adulthood can pay off later in life...

General Information
... Bunions...

Bunion Surgery
Bunions are progressive bone deformities of the foot that often cause recurring or chronic inflammation, irritation, and pain that require surgical correction...

Metatarsal Surgery
... The most common metatarsal surgery is performed on the first metatarsal for the correction of bunions...

Toe Surgery
...These include removal of: Bunions, an enlargement of the bone and tissue around the joint of the big toe...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Getting a Proper Fit
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

Women's Shoes
...This uneven distribution of weight, coupled with the narrow toe box characteristic of most high heels, can lead to discomfort, bunions, hammertoes, and other deformities...