Richmond Chiropractic Centre


#5520-8181 Cambie Road
Richmond, BC
V6X 1J8

Phone number:

+1 (604) 270-1007


Consultation hours

Monday, Thursday and Saturday | 9am – 2pm
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday | 9am – 6pm

Posts Tagged: orthotics

Bunions – Pain in the Foot

 In many wardrobes, shoe style takes precedence over comfort. It feels good to look good.  However, this is not always the best for our bodies. Feet often bear the burden of choices in shoes.  Cramming your feet into a pair of size 9’s, when they should be 9.5s, can be detrimental – no matter how good the deal was.

 It is the same situation for tight-fitting shoes and high heels.  They look nice, but they’re harmful to the normal contour of the feet.  With prolonged usage, alterations to the normal foot pattern can lead to the formation of bony protrusions called bunions

 A bunion can be an eyesore, although the real sore is typically experienced on the great toe and sometimes the fifth toe (Taylor’s Bunion).  Many bunion sufferers refuse to wear revealing sandals or strappy heels in an effort to hide them.  For others, abrasion on bunions from their normal footwear is unbearably painful, so they search for larger/wider shoes that relieve pressure.

 Either way, men and women want them to vanish, immediately.

 For mild bunions, preventing the bunion from enlarging is key.  Prevention can be found with orthotics that relieve pressure on the bunion.  

Call to have your foot examined and a complementary gait analysis.  Correcting it early is just as important as getting your spine aligned.

Footmaxx Orthotics – How it works?

Check out the video from Footmaxx about their Metascan technology.  We provide individually designed, custom Footmaxx orthotics to help you “walk the walk”.

If you are interested in learning more, please call us at 604-270-1007 or email us at

Foot Pain

The Burning Pain of Metatarsalgia

Numbness, tingling, and burning pain – These are all symptoms that patients might experience as a result of metatarsalgia. This can make daily actions such as walking, standing, or wiggling the toes excruciatingly painful.

 The five metatarsal heads that control and balance the feet during normal gait undergo great pressure. As the metatarsals press against each other, pain is concentrated toward the ball of the foot. As a result, supportive nerves, ligaments, and muscles between the metatarsal heads become inflamed. It’s possible for these symptoms to develop suddenly, especially with patients involved in excessive amounts of running or jumping, however, the problem usually develops over time.

 Metatarsalgia occurs when there is a change in the mechanics of the foot. According to the American College of Foot & Ankle Orthopedics & Medicine (ACFAOM), while a single factor can sometimes lead to metatarsalgia, it’s more common for several factors to be involved , such as:

• Intense activity

• Hammertoes and bunions

• Excess weight

• Poorly fitting shoe