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Why do feet hurt in thongs?

Why do feet hurt in thongs? Thongs:  If you are reading this, you are probably wondering why your feet hurt in thongs?  Let us tell you why and give you the best alternative options. If you are unsure of what thongs are, they are a sandal-like shoe with a thin rubber sole and a V-shaped [...]

By | September 19th, 2016|FAQs|0 Comments

Backward Foot Surgery

Backward Foot Surgery   Backward Foot Surgery Backward foot surgery is an option used when limb salvage is no longer viable and an amputation is necessary. This type of surgery is also known as rotationplasty. It is mainly used in younger patients with bone cancer who need a portion of the thigh bone [...]

By | May 19th, 2016|FAQs|0 Comments

Iselin’s Disease

Inflammed growth plate in Iselin's disease in a child. What is Iselin's Disease? Pain around the base of the little toe (5th metatarsal) that may radiate down the lateral (outside) of the foot. Commonly a sharp/aching sometimes ‘bruised’ type of pain. This is often associated with localized swelling and redness. Pain typically gets [...]

By | August 21st, 2014|FAQs|Comments Off on Iselin’s Disease

Fish Pedicure

Fish Pedicure Is having a fish pedicure safe? Foot soup? In the last five years, spas around the world have copied the Asian trend of providing tanks of fish to nibble away the dead skin on heels and feet. Pedicures are generally performed by the Garra Rufa breed of fish. These are a small [...]

By | June 9th, 2014|FAQs|Comments Off on Fish Pedicure

Foot Examination / Diagnosis

Where does it hurt? Foot Examination / diagnosis by a podiatrist. Medicine in general and podiatry specifically have become increasingly high tech in recent years. Personally, I think that, with more technology, we are at risk of forgetting the basic tenets of diagnosis. The physical exam used to involve putting your hands on [...]

By | March 24th, 2014|FAQs|Comments Off on Foot Examination / Diagnosis

Preventing Fungal infection of Toenails

Preventing fungal infection of toenails & Nail care after laser treatment Fungal spores are a natural part of everyone’s skin flora.  No matter what you do, these bugs are everywhere all the time. However, it is important for the prevention of infection (or re-infection) that you control the numbers of fungi in your environment, even [...]

By | December 18th, 2011|FAQs|Comments Off on Preventing Fungal infection of Toenails

Can bad feet cause headaches?

Can bad feet cause headaches ? Does standing and walking cause you to get headaches? If you regularly suffer from headaches on days involving a lot of standing or walking, it is possible that poor foot mechanics can be the cause. Each day, we walk and stand on hard unyielding surfaces.  Our feet [...]

By | July 16th, 2011|FAQs|Comments Off on Can bad feet cause headaches?

What is Sinus Tarsi Syndrome?

What is Sinus Tarsi Syndrome? Sinus Tarsi & the Lateral Subtalar Joint The sinus tarsi is a bony canal inside the foot.  It runs roughly crossways (like left to right) just in front of the outside ankle bone.  If you feel that area, you will find a deeper spot where you can push [...]

By | March 5th, 2011|FAQs|Comments Off on What is Sinus Tarsi Syndrome?

Outside Ankle Pain / Subtalar Joint Pain

Outside Ankle pain: Lateral Subtalar Joint Impingement Site of Lateral Subtalar Joint pain There is a common condition that causes pain in the area just forward of the outside ankle bone. If you poke around this area, you will find a deeper spot where you can push your finger further inwards than in [...]

By | March 5th, 2011|FAQs|Comments Off on Outside Ankle Pain / Subtalar Joint Pain

Will I need an X-ray to show Sever’s disease?

Should I get an X-ray for Sever's disease? A heel bone showing signs of advanced Sever's disease Generally, the answer is no.  A diagnosis of Sever's Disease is usually strongly based on the history of the problem and tests a podiatrist will perform when they assess the child.  The main reason x-ray is [...]

By | February 28th, 2011|FAQs|Comments Off on Will I need an X-ray to show Sever’s disease?