Orthopedic Shoes

Orthopedic shoes are designed to give you biomechanical advantage when you walk.  They tend to be wider, deeper and more accommodative for conditions such as bunions, hammer toes and flat feet. A supportive, proper fitting shoe should: Be firm at the back of the heel and only bend at the ball of the foot Have…

Arthritis/Joint Pain

While there are many types of arthritis the two most common forms affecting the feet are: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the major form of arthritis and is known as the “wear and tear” disorder. It can affect any joint. The big toe is especially susceptible due to the tremendous amounts of pressure that…

High Arches (Pes cavus)

Pes cavus is a medical term for an abnormally high arched foot. It is the opposite of a flat foot and somewhat less common. As with certain cases of flat feet, pes cavus may be painful due to metatarsal compression; however, high arches – particularly if they are flexible or properly cared-for – may be…

Thick & Fungal

Onychauxis What is it? Onychauxis is a thickening (hypertrophy) of the nail plate. Onychogryphosis is long-standing thickening, in which typically a curved hooked nail (ram’s horn nail) occurs. What does it look like? The nail appears thicker and more yellow. How do you treat it? A chiropodist can use a special hand drill, to reduce…

Sweaty Feet (Hyperhidrosis)

Onychauxis Your feet shed an average of 250 milliliters of sweat every day. The 250,000 sweat glands in your feet are so easily activated that the key is control. The technical term for foot odor is bromhidrosis. The odor is due to the accumulation of bacteria, fungi, molds and yeast on the foot, especially between…

Heel Fissures

Having our feet bare while wearing sandals or flip flops is a favorite past time during our relatively short summers. However, the skin and heels can get very dry causing fissures to develop. This can be particularly painful around the heel edge. It can also lead to potentially serious problems if you have diabetes. Fungal…

Heel/Arch/Knee/Foot Pain

Often when a person experiences heel, arch, knee or foot pain it is associated with complications of poor foot function. Typically, an orthotic is the prescribed medical device to address these issues. An orthotic is custom-made and is uniquely designed for a specific foot and NO ONE ELSE’S. For this reason, an orthotic is not…

Regular Foot Care

At McQuistan Chiropody we are happy to assist those who have difficulties taking care of their feet on a regular basis.  Often people have difficulties with cutting thick nails or nails that tend to grown in.  People also can benefit from having corns and calluses reduced in a safe, sterile environment by professionals who are…