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Why does my bunion hurt?

Do you often find yourself experiencing pain or discomfort in the joint at the base of your big toe? Does it appear swollen, red, or misaligned? You might be dealing with a common foot condition known as bunions. While bunions may seem like a minor inconvenience, they can significantly impact your quality of life if […]

The Hidden Importance of Drying Between Your Toes

As a podiatrist, I’ve seen my fair share of foot problems, and one common issue that often goes overlooked is the importance of drying between your toes. It may seem like a trivial task, but the truth is, neglecting this simple step can lead to some serious foot woes, including maceration and fungal infections like […]

Why do my Orthotics Squeak? Troubleshooting Common Fitment Issues

As podiatrists, we understand the crucial role orthotics play in supporting the feet and correcting various biomechanical issues. However, even the most meticulously crafted orthotics can encounter a few hiccups along the way. From annoying squeaks to uncomfortable heel lifting, these issues can disrupt your daily life and hinder the effectiveness of your orthotic therapy. […]

Fungal Nails

Can my podiatrist treat fungal nail?

As a podiatrist, I’ve encountered numerous cases of fungal nail infections throughout my career. Fungal nail infections, medically known as onychomycosis, are a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. While they may seem like a minor annoyance, untreated fungal nails can lead to discomfort, embarrassment, and even complications if left unchecked. In this […]

Why do I get Achilles pain when I run?

Are you a runner experiencing pain in your Achilles tendon? You’re not alone. Achilles tendinopathy, a common condition among runners, can be a frustrating setback. But what causes it, and why is it so prevalent in the running community? Let’s break it down. What is Achilles Tendinopathy? First things first, what exactly is Achilles tendinopathy? […]

Strolling Through Bunions: How Custom Orthotics Can Help

Hey there, bunion buddies! Today, I wanted to delve into a topic that often tiptoes into our lives unnoticed. Now, I know what you might be thinking – “Bunions? Aren’t those just something your grandma complains about?” Well, hold onto your socks, because bunions can sneak up on just about anyone, regardless of age or […]

Arch support work boots - Ergonx Elements

How to find the perfect work boot

Picture your work boots as the groundwork of a structure – if it’s robust and steadfast, the edifice above it stands tall and secure. A top-notch work boot mirrors this concept; it supports and safeguards your feet form the trauma throughout the day. Attributes of a great Work Boot: Hazards of Substandard Boots Sporting ill-fitting […]

Orthotics Victoria Point

What type of Orthoses do I need?

So you’re after a pair of orthoses, but aren’t sure which ones will suit your needs? As a podiatrist, I’ve seen firsthand how these little miracles can make a world of difference for people dealing with various foot issues. But did you know that not all orthotic styles are created equal? Let’s dive into the […]

Corns and callus can be painful and a site for infection

Why do calluses form on the side of the big toe

Calluses are a common foot condition that can affect anyone, causing thickened, hardened areas of skin to develop. While they may seem harmless, calluses can lead to discomfort and even pain if left untreated. One area where calluses frequently form is on the side of the big toe. In this blog post, we’ll explore what […]

5 Simple Daily Exercises and Stretches for Foot Pain Relief

Hey there, fellow foot warriors! If you’re reading this, chances are your feet are giving you some grief. Whether it’s from standing on them all day, wearing heels that are too high, or just life throwing you a curveball, foot pain is no joke. But fear not, because I’m here to share some simple exercises, […]