What Does a “Foot Clinic” Do?

A foot clinic specializes in the care and health of feet and ankles. A foot doctor, professionally known as a chiropodist, treat a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions through both surgical and nonsurgical approaches. You should visit a foot clinic and chiropodist if you’re experiencing any long term or new issues with your…

Foot Care for Children: Buying Shoes

Back to school time is here, and with the new clothing, backpacks, school supplies, lunchboxes, and haircuts comes shoe shopping. For many parents and children alike, shoe shopping can be a nightmare of an experience. Ensuring your children are getting shoes that fit fight and offer the best support while still being stylish and trendy…

Athlete’s Foot FAQ

At McQuistan Chiropody, athlete’s foot is one of the most common foot conditions that we see. Easy to contract, many patients try to treat it with at-home remedies that are unsuccessful. Athlete’s foot is simple for a chiropodist to treat with the right medications and diagnosis. There can sometimes be different causes of athlete’s foot…

Happy Foot Health Month!

In Canada, the Ontario Society of Chiropodists have designated May as Foot Health Month! At McQuistan Chiropody Hamilton, we’re focusing on spreading education and awareness about foot health and chiropody this month. With the warm weather finally here, May is the perfect month to address some foot concerns that we previously hadn’t noticed or have…

Pain on Top of Foot

Experiencing foot pain makes everything feel more difficult. Getting out of bed, walking to your car, driving, standing up to cook dinner – all of these can aggravate foot pain. There are many causes of foot pain and many areas where we can feel pressure or discomfort. While plantar fasciitis and pain on the heel…

Podiatrist vs Chiropodist

At McQuistan Chiropody, we often get asked about the difference between a chiropodist and a podiatrist. Our patients aren’t sure what to look up, who to call, or which discipline will help them best with their foot conditions. So what is the difference between a podiatrist and chiropodist? Chiropodists and podiatrists both deal with the…

Chiropody Q & A

At McQuistan Chiropody, we get asked a variety of questions by new and old patients alike. Many people have inquiries and concerns about their foot health and about the healthcare practitioners that can help. Here are some of the most common questions we get asked at McQuistan Chiropody Hamilton. Have more of your own? Send…

Insoles vs Orthotics… What’s the Difference?

Insoles, inserts, arch supports, orthotics, custom orthotics – it seems like all of these terms are constantly being used interchangeably. We see packages at doctor’s offices, drug stores, athletic stores, even at dollar stores. What’s the difference between these products? Which one is right for your feet? Some terms are easier to distinguish than others.…