Our Services

  • Biomechanics (custom-made orthotic appliances. Made from neutral position plaster cast)
  • Surgical Nail Procedures
  • Surgical Verrucas
  • Routine Nail Care
  • Diabetic Nail Care
  • Other minor surgical procedures

Call us at 250 868-FOOT (3668)

Dr. Richard F. Snowsell practices orthotics in Kelowna on a patient

Custom Orthotics in Kelowna

Dr. Snowsell has a special interest in custom made foot orthotics in Kelowna, and minor foot surgery such as Plantar warts and ingrown toe nails. Custom foot orthotics can eliminate foot pain, heel pain, and arch pain.

Common foot problems that custom made orthotics can help include:
o Plantar fasciitis
o Heel spurs
o Metatarsalgia
o Abnormal foot pronation and supination
o Pressure and pain in the balls of feet
o Painful calluses
o Diabetic foot ulcers

Orthotics can also be beneficial for:
o Low back pain
o Hip pain
o Knee pain

These types of pain can also be attributed to foot mechanics.

If the mechanics of the foot are treated early, such as in childhood, this can prevent hereditary biomechanical problems later on in life, like bunions and hammertoes and certain deformities.

Surgical Procedures

Ingrown Toenail
An ingrown toenail occurs when the sides of the nail cuts into the skin of the toe. This can cause pain, swelling, and redness, and if not treated can lead to infection. Treatment of an ingrown toenail can include a minor surgery that removes the part of the nail that is digging into the skin.

A verruca is a plantar wart, a hard painful lump often with multiple black specks in the center, and can be quite painful to walk on. Treatment can include excision of the wart under a local anesthetic.

A clavus is a thickening of the skin that is caused by friction and intermittent pressure. At times an ulcer can form, this can cause chronic pain in which it is difficult to walk or wear shoes. Other synonyms of clavus are corn, heloma, calcium buildup, callus, or lesions. Treatment of a clavus includes a minor surgical procedure using a local anesthetic.

Common Foot Problems We Treat

  • Athlete’s Foot
  • Bone Spurs
  • Bunions
  • Corns and Calluses
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Flat Feet
  • Foot Pain
  • Ganglioma
  • Hammer Toes
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Neuromas
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Warts (plantar verruca)
  • Stress Fractures