PiedRéseau Boisbriand

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Both Dr. Marilou Arsenault and Dr. Myriam Dion, podiatrists from the Clinique podiatrique PiedMed take pride in making themselves available to their patients. That’s why the two graduates of the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières’ doctor of podiatry program offer an extended schedule for their clients, who can then benefit more from the expertise offered by each team member.

What’s more, they do everything they can to ensure the family atmosphere of their clinic serves to calm their patients, just as if they were in the comfort of their own homes.

PiedRéseau Boisbriand

20845 Chemin de la Côte-Nord, office 303, Boisbriand, QC J7E 4H5

1-888 832-0292 Toll free

Business hours
Monday : 10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday : 08:45 - 20:00
Wednesday : 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday : 07:00 - 16:15
Friday : 08:30 - 14:00

PiedMed: Boisbriand’s multidisciplinary clinic

The owners of Clinique podiatrique PiedMed de Boisbriand PiedMed’s podiatric clinic in Boisbriand welcome you in a warm and dynamic environment. Concerned about the health of your feet, and also your whole body, Drs. Marilou Arsenault and Myriam Dion, podiatists offer you a multidisciplinary concept that brings together a team of health professionals that include physiotherapists, an acupuncturist, a kinesiologist, an orthotherapist and a massage therapist.

Frequent problems

Consulter : plantar fasciitis: causes, symptoms and treatments

Plantar fasciitis is a common foot condition. A strain or break in the plantar fascia, the fibrous band that supports the arch of the foot, is at the root of this condition.

Heel discomfort is the most prominent sign of this condition. It will be felt from the first steps in the morning or after a lengthy period of sitting.

You can find plantar fasciitis symptoms, causes, and remedies are listed below.

A person with plantar fasciitis will feel discomfort when they first walk in the morning, but it will subside over the day. They will also experience discomfort after sitting for an extended period of time.

Plantar fasciitis can also cause the following symptoms:

  • Pain when palpating your arch or when pressing on your heel;
  • Standing or walking causes pain, which might worsen over time;
  • Tension on the outside of the foot, which can cause compensating foot and leg discomfort;
  • A condition...

Consulter : foot bunion (hallux valgus)

Is it difficult to walk on your foot because of a deformity in the big toe area? Is your big toe extending from the base due to the same deformity? Do you have pain and inflammation in your joints?

If this is the case, consult a podiatrist right away because you most likely have a bunion (hallux valgus).

Don't be deceived if the bunion appears to be painless at first.

Hallux valgus can produce a variety of unpleasant symptoms, ranging from minor aches and pains to ingrown toenails and mobility issues.

Here's a rundown of the signs and symptoms of a bunion:

  • The appearance of a hump at the base of the big toe caused by a common joint displacement
  • Beginning of the displacement of the big toe towards the 2nd toe
  • Appearance of joint stiffness and pain when moving straight
  • Having trouble putting on shoes (widening of the forefoot)
  • Second toe deforms and becomes clawed or...

Consulter : metatarsalgia

Do you ever get a pain in the foot that makes you feel like you have needles or pebbles in your shoes? If so, you may have metatarsalgia.

This is what we call the pain in the area of ​​the foot sole, between the arch of the foot and the toes. If you have metatarsalgia, you may experience pain in a very localized area or on your entire forefoot.

Metatarsalgia is basically caused by inflammation. Often, the patient who suffers will feel that their socks are always bunched up at the base of the toes. Sometimes they will even feel like they are walking with a pebble or needles in their shoe.

  • Burning sensation at the front of the foot
  • Swelling of the front part of the foot
  • Swelling on the front and top of feet
  • Calluses on the front part of the feet
  • Difficulty crouching down on bent toes
  • Twinge in the foot phalanges

Metatarsalgia can be caused by a number of...

Consulter : morton’s neuroma

Do you suffer from foot pain that resembles electric shocks in the forefoot, followed by numbness in your toes? If you experience this, it can be symptoms caused by neuroma, also known as Morton’s neuroma.

This problem is due to a thickening of the nerves located between the toes, as a result of compression or friction. This leads to inflammation, numbness, burning or a sensation of small electrical discharges felt in the toes.

Although there is no outward sign of this condition, neuroma triggers several uncomfortable sensations in different areas of the foot.

  • Numbness and tingling in your toes
  • Sensation of burning in the forefoot
  • Sensation of having a bunched up sock under your toes
  • Sensation of small electrical shocks in your toes
  • Toe cramps

These symptoms are aggravated if you remain standing for long periods of time or if you wear narrow shoes that are not...

Consulter : ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis)

Ingrown toenails are a frequent nail issue that can be extremely painful and even incapacitating. It's identified by a toenail that grows into the flesh and punctures it.

Ingrown toenails cause irritation and, in the worst-case scenario, infection, resulting in painful toes.

As a result, it is critical to address the problem as soon as possible in order to prevent the situation from spiralling out of control.

Let's look at the causes, symptoms, and remedies for ingrown toenails.

An ingrown toenail can be identified by a variety of symptoms. Inflammatory redness, pain when squeezed, and, in some circumstances, blood or pus on the side of your nail are all possible symptoms.

However, keep in mind that an ingrown toenail has three stages;

  • First stage: there is a small inflammation and pain when pressed.
  • Second stage: we observe an infection and the wound becomes more visible.
  • Third stage:...

Consulter : plantar warts: causes, symptoms and treatment

A viral infection is what causes a plantar wart, which is a skin lesion. It can either stay dormant for years or develop and spread quickly. It's a contagious skin condition that affects you and those around you.

The HPV, or human papillomavirus, creates these lesions. Despite the fact that it is a harmless virus, it is recommended that you get treatment as soon as possible to get rid of it.

The plantar wart frequently appears as a tiny, rough, spherical, and flat lump. It will manifest itself in a variety of ways.

  • Appearance: it consists of spongy, brownish or yellowish tissue with small black dots;
  • Size: it can measure from a few millimeters to several centimeters in diameter;
  • Pain: plantar warts can be painful, even though they are uncommon. Friction or a pressure point can produce this type of pain, which can become severe;
  • Posture problem: the foot pain caused by the plantar wart can lead to a foot positioning...

Consulter : nail fungus (onychomycosis)

If you suffer from a nail infection like nail fungus (onychomycosis), don’t let this problem go untreated. Most often affecting the big toe, it is a fungal infection that causes pain and that is very difficult to treat.

However, if you take the time, it is possible to get rid of it. Read on for further information on nail fungus.

Onychomycosis is a fungal infection, that is, caused by fungi. It causes different symptoms in the affected individual. The main symptoms associated with this podiatric problem include:

  • Nail discoloration (it becomes white, yellow or brown)
  • Nail that grows thicker, curls up or changes shape
  • Nail that breaks more easily
  • Painful, infected nail
  • Residue under the nail

As mentioned below, it is very difficult to rid oneself of an infection like onychomycosis. So, as recommended by podiatrists, if you suffer from any of these symptoms, do not hesitate...

Consulter : corns, calluses and severe corns

Corns, calluses and severe corns are formations of dead flesh under the feet. They can be embarrassing for people when they walk or exercise.

Often, people with delicate feet tend to suffer more. However, this foot problem is easily treated.

It is common for an individual to develop skin problems. However, it is important to know the difference between the 3 pathologies described below.

  • Corn: this is a localized area of skin that thickens a lot. When a cluster forms, it bores into the skin and causes pain similar to that of a pebble in a shoe.
  • Callus: a corn has several names, like callosity or hyperkeratosis. It is characterized by an accumulation of excessive layers of skin and can form cracks in the heel if not treated.
  • Severe corn: these are also corns, but in their case, they are more advanced. They are painful, with a brownish center. They develop because of excessive pressure on the skin that has thickened,...

Consulter : heel spur (lenoir’s thorn)

When you place your foot on the ground, do you feel discomfort beneath your heel?

Seeing as calcification under the calcaneus is quite common, Lenoir's thorn might be the disease that affects you.

The heel spur, known as Lenoir's thorn, is a bony protrusion on the inside of your heel. This anatomical structure can be seen by X-ray.

People with this condition frequently experience pain in their heels while taking their first steps in the morning or after sitting for a long period. They may also notice a painful spot in their heel, such as a spur.

Imaging is usually used to detect this structure. It is very difficult to feel by touch.

Let's take a look at what makes heel spurs develop, as well as the therapies that can help you get rid of the discomfort they produce.

Heel spurs usually do not cause any symptoms.

When walking or standing for lengthy periods of time, the majority of persons with this...

Consulter : diabetic foot

Diabetic foot develops as a result of the neuropathy that comes with poorly managed diabetes. When blood sugar levels are excessively high for an extended length of time, it impairs a person's neurological system.

The injury results in a lack of sensation in the lower limbs, among other things. Peripheral neuropathy is the medical term for this condition.

Blood vessel constriction is also caused by poorly managed blood sugar levels. Wounds and ulcers form more easily and heal more slowly as a result of inadequate circulation.

If left untreated, these two factors explain the dangers of a diabetic foot. A diabetic foot sufferer may have trouble recognizing a wound or a temperature change. As a result, individuals may be unable to discern between discomfort that requires the attention of a podiatrist or other health care provider.

Diabetic foot is a severe disease that can lead to gangrene and, in the worst-case scenario, amputation. That's...

Treatments provided

Consulter : cortisone injections

Cortisone injections, sometimes referred to as “cortisone infiltration,” are often a beneficial podiatry treatment used to relieve acute or chronic pain related to various musculoskeletal issues. Actually, cortisone is a hormone frequently used as an anti-inflammatory to relieve certain joint pains, rashes, inflammation or swelling.

Learn more about cortisone injections, an effective treatment with numerous benefits, but which must generally be used in the short term, with care and discernment, by a healthcare professional.

Consulter : foot ultrasound imaging

A musculo-skeletal ultrasound of the foot is a medical imaging technique used to examine pathologies that affect soft tissues such as ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscles. Complementary to the clinical examination, a foot ultrasound provides an accurate diagnosis and is used to design a more structured treatment plan for patients.

A foot ultrasound is an imaging technique that does not use radiation, and is completely safe. Children, adults and seniors can all benefit from this service, regardless of their physical condition.

Easily administered, a foot ultrasound provides results almost equivalent to those of an MRI, ensuring rapid diagnosis and management of the condition.

Consulter : evaluating children’s feet

Children’s bone structure remains malleable until the growth process is complete. Having your children’s feet evaluated by a competent foot care professional will ensure proper management of any foot pathology that may worsen over the years.

Thus, when taken care of early enough, it is possible to improve your child’s postural development and correct any foot issues for the rest of their lives!

Consulter : biomechanical exam

Comprehensive biomechanical examinations are carried out in a podiatric clinic in order to make an accurate diagnosis of your condition. It is thus possible to establish the best possible treatment plan. During your visit, podiatric doctors who provide advanced expertise will evaluate you.

A complete examination done in a podiatric clinic includes:

Consulter : 2d and 3d digital imaging

Foot digitization consists of capturing the imprint of the feet using various devices to establish an accurate diagnosis. This technique is particularly useful when it comes to designing custom-made plantar orthotics. 

2D impressions are taken using a podograph. A kind of pressure-sensitive cushion, a scan or a mirror, the podograph detects and shows a perfect image of the foot's plantar surface. 

On the other hand, the 3D scanning method requires the contribution of a three-dimensional sensor. It can accurately reproduce the entire morphology of the foot.

These scanning methods make it possible to conceptualize the foot and determine the source of discomfort extremely rapidly.

For the podiatrist, taking an imprint is both a diagnostic measure and a solution for creating highly sophisticated foot orthotics.

In addition to creating high-precision orthotics, foot scanning plays a key role in understanding postural...

Consulter : ultrasound guided injection

Ultrasound-guided injection can be used to deliver treatment directly to the affected area.

It may contain an anti-inflammatory solution, similar to the cortisone injection in the foot.

Ultrasound-guided injections, however, are more typically utilized to guide a medical practitioner during surgery on minor foot structures.

This type of infiltration not only relieves pain in pathologies including osteoarthritis of the big toe, plantar fasciitis, Morton's neuroma, and other plantar ailments, but it also allows for viscosupplementation and hyaluronic acid injection into particular joints.

This treatment offers pain alleviation that is both effective and safe.

Discover what makes this modern process unique, as well as how it can be beneficial for you.

Podiatrists can work safely and efficiently with ultrasound injection.

Although such a guiding device is occasionally required for cortisone injection in the...

Consulter : nail culture

Nail culture consists of taking nail and skin fragments from under a nail that appears to be affected by a fungus.

The main purpose of this procedure is to rule out a diagnosis of various pathologies comparable to fungal toenail disease. 

Examples include eczema or psoriasis, which may have similar symptoms but do not require the same treatment as onychomycosis.

Minimally invasive, nail culture has many benefits. 

One of these is to facilitate the detection of a fungal foot infection that is difficult to treat if not treated early.

Learn how nail culture fits into the podiatrist's arsenal of diagnostic tools and how it can help in selecting the right treatment for you.

Some symptoms of nail fungus are similar to other skin infections such as  psoriasis and eczema when left untreated. 

The following symptoms are similar to those of nail fungus and are sometimes observed in patients with...

Consulter : therapeutic foot taping

Therapeutic taping consists of adhesive bandage that is strategically applied to specific areas in order to increase muscle tone or reduce pain associated with certain movements.

Contrary to popular belief, therapeutic taping helps more than just for athletes.

While its use is widespread among runners and tennis players, therapeutic taping is also suitable for the general population.

It is efficient for relieving very specific joint and muscle pain, however therapeutic taping cannot be applied just anywhere at random.

That's why it's important to trust a qualified professional such as a podiatrist to perform the taping.

If you have been struggling with muscle pain or tension for some time, therapeutic taping may be right for you.

Taping is often used in addition to physiotherapy and plays a therapeutic role for many people.

This comes in 3 types: athletic taping, neuro-proprioceptive taping and finally...

Consulter : foot orthotics

The primary goal of plantar orthotics is to improve the function of your foot in order to correct various biomechanical flaws or posture issues. They are used to compensate for certain deficiencies in your foot. Because they are custom designed specifically for your condition, the orthosis is perfectly adapted to the shape of your foot to optimize its function.

In addition to relieving any pain you may experience, a custom-made foot orthosis is adapted to the morphology of your feet, and redistributes the pressure exerted on them. It can therefore be used to treat many pathologies and deformities. Remember that the health of your feet is important to be able to perform your daily activities.  

To ensure your orthotics treatment provides effective results, the podiatrist will have to evaluate you and design a custom casting of your feet. You will be cared for during all stages of the process, to ensure you receive the correct orthosis, which you can...

Consulter : shockwave therapy

ShockWave therapy was first used to break up kidney stones.

This therapeutic technology, however, has been adapted to other medicinal purposes as well. Nowadays, podiatrists use it in the clinic to treat difficult-to-repair musculoskeletal injuries.Acoustic waves are at the core of the ShockWave therapy. Through a sequence of high-speed shocks, it strengthens the body and aids in the recovery of painful foot disorders. Most notably, it is used to treat plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, and heel spur.

In the case of ShockWave therapy, the podiatrist treats plantar conditions with a special device that includes an applicator.

When the applicator emits a high-intensity pulse, it is transmitted through the skin to the tissue that requires treatment.

By inducing microtrauma around the affected region, this technique aims to cause an inflammatory response in the body.

While it may appear counterproductive, it is a powerful...

Consulter : foot care – nails, corns and calluses treatment

Performed by a podiatrist, foot care includes many treatments and assessments aimed at preventing pain, reducing restrictions and promoting comfort. They can even be performed at home by a specialized caregiver.

A versatile professional, the podiatrist uses a variety of treatments to the benefit of your feet:

  • Physical treatments;
  • Pharmacological treatments;
  • Orthopedic treatments;
  • Surgical treatments.

A number of cases require foot care to be performed in a professional clinic. Therefore, the podiatrist and their team can provide you with a complete service to prevent and treat your foot pathologies. Naturally, all of this is done with clean, sterilized equipment.

Read on to learn more about the different treatment options.

Among the common foot treatments performed in podiatry you can find:

  • The application of special creams;
  • The prescription of medicines;
  • Foot...

Consulter : manual foot therapy

Podiatrists are trained to perform foot mobilizations. They are able to perform an articular evaluation of your feet as well as any symptoms felt. Following this evaluation, the podiatrist designs a personalized treatment plan to improve the articular architecture of your feet.

The podiatrist performs gentle and precise foot manipulations to help improve your feet’s functioning and alleviate your pain. You will thus benefit from optimal biomechanics. Your feet will be better adapted to your daily activities: walking, running, golf, etc.

Consulter : ingrown toenail treatment by a podiatrist

An ingrown toenail (onychocryptosis) is an inflammation caused by a portion of a nail (usually on the big toe) penetrating the surrounding skin.

While usually minor, it is nonetheless a common nail problem that can result in pain and inconvenience in your daily life. If the ingrown toenail is not treated, it may lead to inflammation and exacerbate the pain in the foot.

Do not worry, however, as there are a variety of useful therapies available to help you get rid of ingrown toenails and get your feet back on track. Learn more in this article. 

Medical nail clipping is one of the most traditional nail care procedures. Nail clipping is a common solution for ingrown toenail problems that is performed by a podiatrist or a specialized nurse (assistant). Professionals in the field of foot care can customize a cut to your nail's condition.

Nail care, on the other hand, is more than simple nail trimming, as antibiotic creams or baths can...

Consulter : a podiatrist’s treatment for plantar warts

Plantar warts are common skin lesions that can be quite unsightly. They are often harmless, although they can be infectious and unpleasant.

In reality, these growths on the foot might cause bleeding or create other issues such as irritation, pain, or infectious cellulitis in the long run.

Furthermore, if you are diabetic, elderly, or immunosuppressed, your plantar warts are more likely to cause problems.

Fortunately, plantar warts may be treated in a variety of ways to reduce the risk of infection and consequences. Let's have a look at those.

Your podiatrist can write you a prescription for painless wart treatment at home. The majority of these medicines are used topically.

Prescription medication care can:

  • Treat plantar warts at home;
  • Treat plantar warts completely painlessly.

However, this type of treatment...

  • Is usually longer lasting;
  • Must be...
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Dr. Myriam Dion podiatrist

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Dr. Marilou Arsenault podiatrist

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Myriam Grégoire podiatrist

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Ginette Bélanger administrative assistant

Séréna Lahaise administrative assistant

Louise Bolduc administrative assistant

Caroline Turgeon foot care auxiliary nurse

Dr. Myriam Dion podiatrist

Since 2013, podiatrist Myriam Dion has been offering medical treatments for feet. She worked as a surgical assistant to Dr. Lee, a podiatric surgeon, in Montreal and Brossard before opening the PiedMed podiatry clinic in Boisbriand. Myriam Dion, DPM, aims to offer empathetic treatment while keeping her technical knowledge up to date.

A training that is tailored to her patients’ needs

Myriam Dion, a podiatrist with a UQTR undergraduate degree in podiatric medicine, has both academic and clinical qualifications. In addition, she did a several-month internship at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine to hone her abilities.

The podiatrist is quite adaptable, and she is fast to gain qualifications that improve her therapeutic treatments. For example, shockwave therapy, which she employs to treat sports injuries and inflammatory disorders, is one of those qualifications.

She will also soon be educated in foot ultrasound imaging in order to give the most complete care possible.

Dr. Myriam Dion, podiatrist, is confident in acting in a variety of conditions because of her additional credentials and skills. She has a special interest in treating small children, the elderly, and athletes.

A podiatrist who is always willing to put her heart and soul into her work

Despite the fact that her obligations as a podiatrist keep her quite busy, Dr. Dion, podiatrist, recognizes the value of her practice in her community. This is why she participates in numerous races and athletic activities as a volunteer.

She also participates in a series of seminars aimed at promoting podiatry to general practitioners.

Myriam Dion is a podiatrist who is passionate about what she does and always chooses a compassionate approach centered on active listening to her patients.

Dr. Marilou Arsenault podiatrist

Podiatrist Dr. Marilou Arsenault is the co-founder of the PiedMed podiatry clinic, having been actively administering podiatric treatments since obtaining her diploma in 2013. Originally from Mont-Tremblant in the Laurentians, she began her practice in her hometown, then in Repentigny, before establishing her clinic in Boisbriand.

Welcoming the challenges of a podiatrist’s day-to-day work, Dr. Arsenault enjoys treating various kinds of plantar disorders, whether they are musculoskeletal, dermatological or toenail-specific.

A multidisciplinary training

Dr. Arsenault holds an undergraduate doctorate from the podiatric medicine program at the University of Quebec at Trois-Rivières. After completing her studies, she complemented her practical training with a 4-month internship at the reputed New York College of Podiatric Medicine.

Having an interest in the overall health of the human body, she also obtained a certificate in nutrition from McGill University.

Podiatrist Dr. Arsenault is licensed to practice radiology in addition to the knowledge acquired through her university studies. Furthermore, she will soon be certified in foot ultrasound in order to improve her ability to treat her patients even further. 

In her everyday work, Marilou Arsenault, DPM, defines herself as a multidisciplinary practitioner. Therefore, she takes pleasure in treating the various problems at the root of her patients’ foot pain. Elderly, young, athletic or in the process of getting back into shape, whatever their case may be, podiatrist Marilou Arsenault is happy to assist them.

A podiatrist who understands the nuisance of foot pain

While her podiatric practice may occupy a great deal of her time, podiatrist Dr. Arsenault remains a devoted athlete. Keeping in tune with an active lifestyle gives her the opportunity to better understand her patients’ inconveniences caused by plantar discomfort.

A proactive podiatrist, Dr. Marilou Arsenault makes sure to remain attentive to every particularity of your situation in order to provide the most personalized treatment.

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