Bunion Pain

Bunion pain is caused by a bump on the outside of the big toe or the side of the little toe (Tailor’s bunion). The bump is the result of two bones going in opposite directions because of muscle and ligament instability. Often times, calluses, corns and ingrown nails will develop…

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Foot Odour

Foot odour can be embarrassing, however it is a common problem affecting people of all ages. Foot odour is the result of a mixture of sweat and the bacteria on your skin. Sweat itself is odourless, however when it comes into contact with bacteria, it can produce a foul smell.…

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Dry Needling for Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), and can be spread in moist environments such as public swimming pools and showers. Those with compromised immune systems are at a higher risk for developing warts. Warts are typically self-limiting, however many patients seek treatment for cosmetic reasons and…

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Chronic ankle instability

Do your feet "roll in", "twist" or "give away"? Chronic ankle instability or injury is extremely common in the general population. Ankle instability can derive from repetitive trauma to the ankle ligaments through sports injuries, poor footwear and/or genetic anomalies. Injuries to the ankles if not properly treated over time…

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Foot Mobilization Therapy (FMT)

Foot mobilization therapy (FMT) is a gentle manual therapy that effectively reduces pain without the need of medication or surgery. This therapy can be implemented in a variety of treatment plans for foot pain, arch pain, heel pain and ankle pain. The technique involves guiding the foot through its range…

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Onychomycosis (Fungal Nails)

What is onychomycosis? Onychomycosis (Fungal Nails) is an extremely commonly fungal infection caused by an organism called Trichophyton rubrum. This organism not only infects the nail plate, nail bed and nail matrix, but also the surrounding skin. Toenail infections are more common than fingernail infections because of the moist environment…

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Heel Fissures (Cracked Heel)

Heel Fissures (Cracked Heel) occur when the skin on the bottom, outer or inner edge of the heel become thick, hard, dry and flaky.  These hard skin eventually split as it loses its elasticity.  The split(s) or fissure(s) can be painful and can bleed and become a portal of entry…

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Athlete’s Foot

What is Athlete’s Foot? And no we do NOT mean Josh Donaldson, Michael Jordan or Wayne Gretzky’s feet. Is it Mushroom  on your feet? Close enough. Athlete’s foot is a skin disorder of a fungus infection that causes a scaly, cracked rash between the toes. Athlete’s foot mainly occurs in…

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What problems are typically associated with my foot type? Flat Foot (Pes planus) Diffuse Callus Corn Heel Pain Plantar Fasciitis Knee Pain Achy Feet Ingrown toenail   Normal Foot Rarely is a foot considered to be “normal” Feet may appear normal when sitting but can act as a flat or…

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Have your children’s feet examined by a licensed Chiropodist

Did you know a child’s foot contains more cartilage than bone, which overtime will harden into adult bones?  The structure of the foot develops fully by the first 2 years however, the bones themselves will not fully develop until around the age of 18. This is why it is important…

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Understanding Ingrown Toenails

We have been seeing a lot of ingrown toenail problems in our clinic lately so here is an article on understanding ingrown toenails. Let’s begin with what is an ingrown toenail? Ingrown toenail is the result of a nail growing into the skin that surrounds it. This often occurs at…

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Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis

Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis 1. While lying down, point your feet and toes toward your head and hold for 20-30 seconds. Repeat 3 times. 2. Place a towel on the floor. Curl the towel towards you using only your toes. Increase resistance by adding weight onto the end of the…

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Foot Care for Seniors

Reasons for Seeking the Help of a Chiropodist: With age comes serious systemic conditions that affect your daily lifestyle. Many of these conditions present with symptoms that are experienced in the extremities first, such as your legs. Such ailments include joint problems like osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, circulatory disorders, diabetes, vision…

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Are you suffering from sore, achy feet after this long winter?

Many people find wearing boots during Canada’s long and chilly winters to be quite challenging. These shoes tend to be stiff and constricting and our foot muscles become overworked when they try to move naturally inside them. This can lead to foot stiffness that restricts the movement of your joints…

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