There are many myths and misconceptions about our feet, and the causes and cures of foot and ankle problems. Below are a few to consider - FACT OR FICTION? Bunions are caused by wearing high heeled shoes or tight fitting shoes. FICTION I got my toenail fungus from my husband or wife. FICTION Clear nail…Read More
Do I Need to See a Podiatrist?
We all experience some type of foot problem during our lifetime. If left untreated, these problems can lead to serious long-term pain. A podiatrist is the specialist who can best treat foot & ankle problems, from skin to muscles, ligaments to bones. We cater to each patient’s individual needs, children, adults and seniors. We offer…Read More
Shoeicide Fact or fiction?
Urban dictionary defines “Shoeicide” as “the vain act of wearing shoes that kill your feet for the self satisfaction of looking cute!” Many people, some doctors and podiatrists included, recommend that women should not wear heels altogether because they will cause damage to their feet! We do not agree. As a general rule, if shoes…Read More
Your Feet Need Extra Attention During Your Pregnancy
It’s true! Pregnancy permanently changes the size and shape of your feet, especially if it’s your first. The pregnancy hormone "relaxin" which loosens the joints around your pelvis so your baby can make its way down the birth canal also loosens the ligaments in your feet. Did you know that there are over 100 ligaments…Read More
Summer Foot Hazards
Statistically, the summer time is when we see the most occurrences of foot pain in the areas of the heel, the arch, the back of the heel, with diagnoses ranging from tendonitis to ankle sprains. The main culprit of these issues this time of year are warm weather wear such as flip flops. These shoes,…Read More
Baby Feet: Those 10 beautiful little toes!
As long as the baby’s feet are healthy at birth most newborns won’t require special care for their feet; and caring for your baby’s feet is much like caring for the rest of their body. Don’t worry if your baby’s feet and toenails look discolored, wrinkled or even have flaky, peeling skin when they are…Read More