Ankle and Feet Issues and Care Tips: A Podiatry Blog

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

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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:…

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What a Podiatrist Wants You To Know About Achilles Tendon Tears

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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.…

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Understanding How Pregnancy Can Impact Your Foot Health

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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 out in response to this lack of support.…

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