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Are Orthotics Bad for You?

In the world of podiatry, custom foot orthotics have been a subject of both praise and scepticism. For some, they’re hailed as a miracle solution for various foot ailments, while others raise concerns about their potential drawbacks. One prevalent myth that often circulates is whether orthotics are bad for you. Let’s delve into this topic […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Flat feet are often associated with foot pain

Does My Child Need Orthotics for Flat Feet?

Flat feet, or pes planus, is a common condition among children where the arches of the feet are flattened, causing the entire sole of the foot to come into contact with the ground. While many children with flat feet don’t experience any discomfort or issues, some may develop symptoms that require attention. As a parent, […]

Plantar Heel Pain: Causes and Diagnosis

Plantar heel pain, a prevalent issue affecting many individuals, refers to discomfort located at the bottom of the heel. This condition often stems from inflammation or degeneration of the plantar fascia, a band of tissue supporting the foot arch. While plantar fasciitis is the primary culprit, other factors can contribute to heel pain. Causes of […]

Why forefoot Issues are challenging to self diagnose and How Podiatrists Can Help

Our feet are quite intricate, with lots of bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons working together to support our weight and help us move. Even though our feet are impressively designed, the front part, including the toes and related bones (forefoot), can face various problems. It’s not always easy to identify these issues, and that’s where […]

New Years Fitness Resolution Roadblocks: Overuse Injuries

One of the biggest roadblocks we see as people pursue their new years fitness resolutions, overuse injuries can become a roadblock, hindering progress and causing setbacks. However, with a few proactive measures, it’s possible to avoid these injuries and maintain a consistent workout routine. Understanding Overuse Injuries Overuse injuries occur due to repetitive stress on […]

Who Goes to See a Podiatrist? Understanding When, How, and Why

When it comes to foot health, understanding when to seek professional help is crucial. Podiatrists, the experts in foot and ankle care, cater to a diverse range of individuals facing various foot-related issues. Whether you’re an athlete experiencing discomfort during workouts, someone dealing with persistent foot pain or even someone who struggles to trim their […]

Why Am I Experiencing Pain Along the Outside of My Ankle?

Peroneal tendon pain is a common issue that can cause discomfort on the outer side of your ankle. It’s essential to understand why this pain occurs and how to effectively treat it. Peroneal tendon pain occurs on the outer side of the ankle due to issues with the peroneal tendons. These tendons play a crucial […]

Understanding the How’s and Why’s of Hammer Toes

Hammer toes get their name from their appearance – toes that become bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer or claw. This deformity most commonly affects the second, third, or fourth toe and can be attributed to various factors: Consulting a podiatrist is crucial for proper evaluation and treatment of hammer toes. A podiatrist […]