What is Cancer Cavus Foot
A cavus foot means that the foot has a high arch. This is a form of muscular dystrophy called hereditary sensorimotor neuropathy. The foot can be divided into four main categories which include the forefoot (including the toes), midfoot (including the arch), hindfoot (including the heel), and the ankle. All four of these areas can be affected by the cavus deformity. Cancer cavus foot causes a permanent loss in the motion of the foot and ankle.
Symptoms of Cancer Cavus Foot
Symptoms of a cavus foot are likely to get worse over time with regards to pain and instability of the foot. These pains worsen during physical activities, and these symptoms occur at the Achilles tendon which is the area of the foot that is behind the ankle and near the heel bone. Areas that are also affected are those that bear the most weight, commonly found at the heel and the ball of the foot. There may also be pain in the knees, hips, and lower back as well.
Available Treatments for Cancer Cavus Foot
Pain and instability can be corrected with external orthopedic devices, however surgery is another form of treatment available. Cavus foot reconstruction involves correcting all the existing deformities of the toes, the high arch, the ankle, and the muscle imbalance. Its aim is to preserve as much motion as possible in the foot while adding stability to the ankle. It also rebalances the deformed muscles around the foot and ankle while preventing ankle arthritis. Arthritis can be caused as a result of the chronic deformity of the foot and the instability of the ankle.
Eligibility Criteria for Disability Tax Credit for Cancer Cavus Foot
To be eligible for this tax credit, a person must be impaired for over the period of one full year. They can also be eligible if they have difficulty in one of the following daily life activities, such as walking. For a walking impairment, the patient must be unable to walk 100m (a city block) or it must take them an inordinate amount of time (3 times longer than normal) to do so due to pain. This will likely apply to those with this disability, as the high arch causes mobility issues and pain in the feet.
How To Apply for Disability Tax Credit for Cancer Cavus Foot?
To apply for this tax credit Form 2201 entitled “Disability Tax Credit Certificate” must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. This tax credit is only available to those who have taxes payable. This form must be completed by a registered medical practitioner. Qualified registered medical practitioners include a medical doctor, physiotherapist, optometrist, psychologist, occupational therapist, speech-language pathologist, and audiologist.
It is this form which contains your disability information, such as requiring the date at which the disability began. This tax credit includes a Federal and Provincial component.