Ankle and Feet Issues and Care Tips: A Podiatry Blog

3 Nasty Foot-Related Problems and What You Can Do To Avoid Them

Posted by on Jan 13, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 3 Nasty Foot-Related Problems and What You Can Do To Avoid Them

Your feet are made up of 33 joints, 26 bones and 250,000 sweat glands, and you should never take them for granted. Frustrating problems like heel pain and blisters can make everyday activities like walking and running a pain in the foot. Here are some of the most common foot-related conditions and what you can do to prevent them.  1. Blisters Blisters are lesions caused by pressure and friction. Depending on their size, they can be painful, really painful. Thankfully, there are some steps you can take to prevent blisters from developing...

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How To Prevent Running-induced Foot Injuries

Posted by on Oct 27, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on How To Prevent Running-induced Foot Injuries

Sports injuries often result in a visit to the podiatrist.  But did you know that choosing the right pair of running shoes and training correctly can help to prevent many common foot injuries?  Read on to find out more. How to choose running shoes When it comes to choosing running shoes, there’s a bewildering array of styles available, ranging from heavy traditional ones with plenty of arch support, to lighter, more minimalist forms.  So, which do you choose? The most important thing to look for in a running shoe is...

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Bunions: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Bunions: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment Options

A bunion is a common foot deformity that occurs when the joint at the bottom of your large toe is displaced laterally. In simple terms, you can recognise this condition by the unnatural bony protrusion at the base of the toe. This condition is medically known as the hallux valgus, and it can be painful and uncomfortable. When you are walking, your body weight will exert force on the area resulting in pain. Additionally, the bunion is vulnerable to further damage from your shoes because of the associated pressure and friction. Here is a simple...

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When It’s Time to See a Podiatrist

Posted by on Sep 29, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on When It’s Time to See a Podiatrist

You may not think of seeing a podiatrist or foot doctor every time your feet are feeling uncomfortable, and certainly some minor aches and pains will subside once you get off your feet or remove your ill-fitting shoes. However, some problems with your feet are very serious and should be addressed by a doctor. Consider a few signs and symptoms that may indicate that it’s time to see a podiatrist. 1. Bunions Bunions are deformations in the joint of the big toe, where it meets the foot itself. When this joint becomes damaged, the toe will...

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Four Signs Your Child Needs to See The Podiatrist for Flat Feet

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Four Signs Your Child Needs to See The Podiatrist for Flat Feet

Many infants and toddlers have flat feet, and they simply grow out of them. However, that doesn’t happen in every case. If your child has flat feet past his or her toddlerhood, you may need to wait a bit longer to let your child grow out of it, or you can take him or her to the podiatrist. Here are four signs it’s time to seek help with your child’s flat feet: 1. Your child has a rigid flat foot Kids who are likely to grow out of their flat feet have “flexible” flat feet while those who are likely to struggle...

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What a Podiatrist Wants You To Know About Achilles Tendon Tears

Posted by on Sep 22, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on What a Podiatrist Wants You To Know About Achilles Tendon Tears

The Achilles Tendon is made up of tissue that connects your calf muscles to your heel. It is a tendon that professional athletes and people who are active can tear through rigorous activity, or because the tendon has grown weak through repeated stress. If you have suffered an Achilles injury, here are some important things that a podiatrist will tell you so that you are more aware about the healing process. Tears Aren’t All the Same — Just because you suffer an Achilles tendon tear doesn’t mean that all tears are equal....

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Understanding How Pregnancy Can Impact Your Foot Health

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Understanding How Pregnancy Can Impact Your Foot Health

Back pain and nausea are commonly associated with pregnancy, but are you aware of how pregnancy can impact the health of your feet? The increasing weight of your bump and changes to your centre of gravity can put too much strain on your feet, particularly toward the end of your pregnancy. Your body also releases a hormone called relaxin during pregnancy, which softens the ligaments throughout your body. When the ligaments in your feet soften, you lose some of the supporting structure that normally keeps your feet healthy, and they may spread...

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