Your Brampton Custom Orthotics Specialist - Chiropodist
Precision Foot Care and Orthotic Centre provides the most advanced techniques and technology for the treatment and removal of pain and discomfort arising from a wide range of foot disorders and foot injuries. Vish Ramcharitar is our resident chiropodist with approximately 20 years experience in providing exceptional family foot care in Brampton. Some of the services we provide include laser treatments for foot/heel/arch pain, custom orthotics, computerised gait analysis, pediatric and diabetic foot care, ingrown nails and various skin conditions.
At Precision Foot Care and Orthotic Center, we take pride in providing the highest quality foot care in a warm and friendly environment. Our numerous clients that have been with us for 15 - 20 years attest to this commitment. Also, to serve you better, we maintain the highest levels of accreditation and training, always staying abreast of the latest trends in podiatry. Call us today to get back on track.
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Vish Ramcharitar B.Sc., D.Ch., Ph.D. – Chiropodist Vish Ramcharitar has been providing specialized Podiatric foot care since 1994. He graduated from of the Michener Institute Chiropody Program and also completed a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Toronto. As a true believer in continuous improvement and learning, he went on to complete a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Health Administration. He was the winner of the Julia Smith Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence in Chiropody (1994).
Foot Care Services - What We Treat:
From routine checkups to surgery, Precision Foot Care and Orthotic Centre is equipped to handle all your podiatric (foot care) needs. And with our highly trained chriopodist on staff there is no issue left untreated.
These treatments include sports podiatry, prescription orthotics, diabetic foot care and treatment of all foot and ankle problems. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.
- An orthotic is a shoe insert that has been custom casted to your foot to help your feet perform as efficiently as possible. Orthotics more correctly position the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments of the feet to help correct abnormal mechanics of the foot and ankle that can lead to injuries or problems. Wearing orthotics will eventually help to decrease or eliminate foot problems, as well as knee, hip and lower back problems that are the result of improper foot function and faulty foot mechanics. They will also help to alleviate fatigue of the legs and back that result from the use of using the wrong muscle at the wrong time. While over-the-counter "arch supports" help people with mild symptoms, they cannot address the more severe problems that prescription orthotics can.
- You should consider prescription orthotics as a solution if you suffer from bunions, hammertoes, heel or arch pain, Achilles tendonitis, shin splints, tired feet, or any pain in your feet, legs, knees, hips, or back during walking or exercise. An experienced foot specialist who is also an orthotic specialist can identify the solution that is best for your specific needs. Contact us to find out more about orthotics and if they are the right treatment for you. You may also visit our website www.precisionfootcare.ca for more information.
- Heel pain is most often caused by plantar fasciitis, which is also known as heel spur syndrome. Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of a ligament that extends from the heel to the toes. When this ligament becomes inflamed heel pain results. Inflammation of the achilles tendon often causes pain at the back of the heel. Heel pain can begin very intermittently, but can become progressive and can even spread to other parts of the foot. Therefore, it is best that heel pain be treated as early as possible, before the pain becomes worse. Abnormal mechanics and overpronation of the foot is the most common cause of plantar fasciitis and achilles tendinitis. Having flat feet or high-arched feet increases the possibility of developing plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is generally successfully treated with conservative non-surgical methods. These include stretching exercises, medications, padding and strapping, orthotic devices, injection therapy, night splints, and physical therapy. If conservative treatment fails, a small percentage of people will undergo surgical correction. Find out what is the best way to treat your heel pain by contacting us Precision Foot care and Orthotic Centre www.precisionfootcare.ca.
- At Precision Foot Care and Orthotic Centre we treat sports and fitness related injuries to the feet and lower extremities on a routine basis. We regularly work with runners, dancers, soccer, hockey, cricket, football, baseball, basketball, and tennis players.
- The treatment of sports injuries requires an understanding of the underlying biomechanics that gives rise to these injuries. At Precision Foot Care and Orthotic Centre we will perform a detailed biomechanical evaluation using state of the art equipment to determine how to best control any abnormal biomechanical forces, to allow for a quick recovery and to prevent further injury.
- Precision Footcare Service ImageHeel pain, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendinitis, shin splints, sprains/strains, stress/hairline fractures and capsulitis are some of the most common foot injuries found in runners. When untreated, recovery can be prolonged resulting in inactivity and loss of physical conditioning.
- Our advanced in-shoe gait analysis conducted in real time running is ideal to help isolate the cause of the foot injury along with determining the best possible solution to correct your running mechanics. Many athletes routinely attend our office for this evaluation to help prevent injuries and to use in-shoe gait analysis to determine which brand or model of running shoes is best suited for their foot type and activity level
Children are not excluded from having foot and ankle problems. These conditions often include severe flat feet, heel pain, Sever’s disease, congenital problems, in-toeing, out-toeing, sports injuries, plantar warts and ingrown toenails.
If left untreated, many of the conditions can have long-term developmental and physical implications on a child’s gait.
- With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal. When your wound is not healing, it's at risk for infection. As a diabetic, your infections spread quickly. If you have diabetes, you should inspect your feet every day. Look for puncture wounds, bruises, redness, warmth, blisters, ulcers, scratches, cuts and nail problems. Many times a chiropodist or podiatrist is the first to diagnose diabetes, due to an issue that arises in the feet.
TekScan Fscan Computerised Gait Analysis
- At Precision Foot Care and Orthotic Centre, the Tekscan Fscan computerized gait analysis system is used as an integral component of our advanced diagnostic approach. The system uses computerized sensors, which are placed in the patient's shoes. The patient then walks or runs, and a "movie" is generated that shows every detail of the foot function of the individual. Vish Ramcharitar B.Sc., D.Ch., Ph.D. is one of a handful of foot specialists in Ontario to utilize this state-of-the art approach. If you are suffering with foot, ankle, leg or back pain, or have difficulty walking, Precision Foot Care and Orthotic Centre can help. To learn more about computerized gait analysis and how it might benefit you, please contact us today. (See top right corner of this page).
Below are some of the other foot conditions that we treat. Please visit our website www.precisionfootcare.ca for additional information.
- Achilles Tendon Problems
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Sprains
- Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care
- Athletes Foot
- Calf pain
- Children’s Feet
- Crush Injuries
- Damaged Toenails
- Diabetic Foot
- Flat Feet
- Fungus Toenails
- Computerised Gait Analysis
- Geriatric Foot Care
- Heel Pain
- Heel Spurs
- Ingrown Toenails
- Orthopaedic Shoes
- Partial Surgical Nail Avulsion
- Patella Femoral Syndrome
- Pediatric Flat Foot
- Peripheral Neuropathy
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Poor Circulation (PVD)
- Running Injuries
- Shin Splints
- Soft Tissue Surgery
- Sports Injuries
- Synchronised Video Gait Analysis
- Total Surgical Nail Avulsion
Precision Foot Care Products
- The Aetrex Footwear Collection combines the highest standards in comfort, breathability, performance and fashion. These extraordinary shoes incorporate innovative features that allow the footwear to be customized to your individual footcare needs
- Gives intensive care for dry skin. It moisturizes and protects extremely callused, cracked skin, and is permeable allowing skin to return to its natural functions (important for diabetics).
- Biofreeze Pain Relieving Roll-On affords a unique feature that can enhance the convenience of this application process. The roller application allows the Health Care Professional or patient to apply the product without getting product on their hands.
Formula 3 Antifungal
- This is a Topical antifungal treatment that is safe and effective. It is odourless and will not stain. When applied to the affected are it is absorbed in seconds and is residue free. There is no removal or cleaning required by the patient. It is used to treat various fungal infections of the skin and nail.
- Silipos gels easily conform to the body ensuring a comfortable fit that cushions and protects. Made with mineral oil gels, these orthopaedic and foot care products provide cushioning protection with the added benefit of skin moisturizing and conditioning when the gel is applied directly to the skin.
- Peripheral neuropathy is a condition in which the nerves of the feet and/or legs do not function properly. Common symptoms include tingling, numbness, sharp pains and/or burning pains to the affected parts of the body. There are over one hundred known causes of peripheral neuropathy. Treatments for peripheral neuropathy vary depending on its cause. Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency is a well known cause of peripheral neuropathy. Diabetics and non-diabetics alike may be thiamine deficient.
About Precison Foot Care & Orthotic Centre
Precision Foot Care and Orthotic Centre provides the most advanced techniques and technology for the treatment and removal of pain and discomfort arising from a wide range of foot disorders, activity and sports-based foot injuries. All our professionals at Precision Foot Care and Orthotic Centre maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in podiatry.
Vish Ramcharitar B.Sc., D.Ch., Ph.D.
Chiropodist Vish Ramcharitar has been providing specialized Podiatric foot care since 1994. He graduated from of the Michener Institute Chiropody Program and also completed a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Toronto. As a true believer in continuous improvement and learning, he went on to complete a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Health Administration. He was the winner of the Julia Smith Memorial Award for Clinical Excellence in Chiropody (1994).
He has worked as staff Chiropodist at The Toronto East General Hospital along with two Community Health Centers (CHC) in Toronto and Rexdale under funding from the Ministry of Health of Ontario.He has also established multiple successful private practices having worked as consultant to Pediatricians, Dermatologists, Plastic Surgeons, Family Physicians, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Massage Therapists and Occupational Health.
He was formerly the Chiropodist Occupational Health Consultant for 3 major manufacturers within the automotive industry and at present remains the Podiatry biomechanics technical advisor for an international orthotic manufacturing laboratory. He has also served as a former director on the Board of The Ontario Society of Chiropodists (OSC) and is currently a Director with The Canadian Federation of Podiatric Medicine (CFPM). Mr. Ramcharitar continues to successfully treat hundreds of foot problems using conservative methods, podiatric surgery and prescription orthotics.
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. D...