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  • ARTHRITIS in the FEET? We can help!

    Arthritis affecting joints in the feet can have far-reaching effects on other parts of the body; your ligaments, tendons and muscles are forced to work harder to maintain stability. This can cause overuse injuries including ankle sprains, torn ligaments and a greater risk of falls. Because each foot contains 33 joints and bears a tremendous […]

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  • My child has heel pain… is it serious?

    Does your child experience sore heels or ankles during or after sport? We commonly see heel pain in active children. It is not a ‘normal’ part of growing up and must be assessed by a foot professional. One of the most common causes of heel pain is Sever’s Disease or traction calcaneal apophysitis. This problem usually involves inflammation of the […]

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  • Worried about Bunions?

      Bunions are an enlargement of the big toe joint with dislocation and often pain. The correct terminology for a bunion is Hallux Abducto-Valgus (HAV). Arthritis tends to develop in the joint and often causes footwear issues. Hammer-toes can then form along with callous, corns and ingrown toenails. While bunions are not hereditary, your foot […]

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  • 3 steps to reduce foot pain when riding!

    3 Steps to reduce numbness and pain in the feet 👣 when riding your bike🚴‍♀️   1. See image #1. Standing up straight on your innersole, your foot should not hang too far over the edge of the innersole. If your foot does, you may be compressing your nerves when riding which can cause pins/needles, numbness […]

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  • What is NECROBIOSIS LIPOIDICA DIABETICORUM?

    Necrobiosis lipoidica diabeticorum (NLD) is a rare skin condition in which lesions normally develop on the lower part of the leg. Other body parts can also be affected. NLD occurs due to collagen degeneration and inflammation associated with the thickening of blood vessel walls and fat disposition. A rash of several spots usually appears as […]

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  • What causes INGROWN TOENAILS?

    Toenails that curve over and dig into the skin of your toe are called ingrown toenails. They can cause significant pain, but are generally not serious if taken care of. If you don’t take good care of your feet, an ingrown toenail can lead to a severe infection. An ingrown toenail occurs when the toenail […]

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  • Is that a WART on my child’s foot?

    Plantar Warts and Your Child’s Feet Plantar Warts are somewhat common on children’s feet as well as other parts of the body. Caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Plantar Warts are typically seen in patients ranging in age 12-16. The wart is essentially an infection of the skin caused by the virus. Where Does […]

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  • Gout and Your Feet

    Gout is a form of arthritis that occurs as a result of the build-up of uric acid in the body and the joint fluid. This accumulation of uric acid typically occurs when the body has difficulty processing certain protein substances called purines that are found naturally in our diets. The actual build-up of uric acid […]

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