Find Helpful Tips and Information in The Foot Clinic’s Blog

As a trusted Toronto Foot Specialist, The Foot Clinic is here to provide you with helpful tips and information regarding common Foot Conditions and available Treatments. We encourage you to check this page often to read our latest blog posts. If you have questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us.

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    Richmond Hill Foot Clinic Warns of Common Winter Foot Care Issues to Watch For

    Our feet are mostly covered with socks, shoes, and boots for almost six months out of the year. Many of us suffer through the winter months with cold, pinched and squished toes from improperly-sized boots, which may not provide adequate warmth or comfort for our feet and daily activities.

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    Winter Boot Buying Guide from Your Foot Specialist in Toronto

    Shopping for new winter boots can be an overwhelming and confusing endeavour. Aside from the style and aesthetic appeal of the boots, there are a number of important features to look for, which can significantly impact your foot movement and overall foot comfort. Identifying where and when you plan to wear your winter boots can better help you determine what type of boot fits best with your specific use.

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    What Should You Know About Winter Foot Care?

    Every season affects your foot health differently and can cause added strain depending on your daily activities. Walking or frequent standing in deep snow, below-zero temperatures, dampness and muddy conditions can take a toll on your feet and overall health. That’s why it is important to take the time now to help your feet make it through the constant abuse they experience on a daily basis.

    Read on to learn some winter foot care tips that will keep your feet and overall health in top shape.

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    Winter Foot Care Precautions for Diabetics

    Those who suffer from diabetes are more vulnerable to foot infections, serious foot complications and, in very severe cases, amputation. They can experience inadequate blood circulation and nerve disease faster than the average person, which is why it’s crucial for them to take preventive measures to help maintain healthy feet. This includes making seasonal weather changes when necessary and keeping up with proper foot care during daily winter activities.

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  • Athletes standing with their feet in a circle.
    Athletic Foot Care: Overcoming Common Sports Injuries

    Athletes know better than most individuals that Feet are crucial for your overall Health, Mobility and Performance. No matter the Sport, Healthy Feet can make the difference between personal bests and a season on the sidelines. Healthy Feet can also be a lot more difficult to maintain for Athletes who are focused on scores, times, and opponents, rather than their physical comfort. If you lead an active lifestyle and want to start focusing on Foot Care to get the most out of your routine, visit the Foot Care Clinic in Toronto. Our Foot Care Specialists offer a variety of services that can be tailored to your particular sport’s concerns or personal Foot condition. Injuries new and old can be healed with assistance from our Toronto Chiropodists.

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    Foot Care for Athletes: 5 Tips from Your Toronto Chiropodist

    Athletes need their Feet to stay Healthy for the best performance and to ensure they can play all season long. Whether you are active throughout the year, are just starting a new sport, or have a league that starts up this time of year, Foot Care should be top of mind to prepare. Your Feet contribute to your balance, force, and speed, so avoiding injury and maintaining their Health is crucial for fun and function. If you suffer from pain caused by an old Foot injury or are simply looking to be proactive before getting back in the swing of things, visit the team at the Foot Care Clinic in Toronto. Our staff offers custom orthotics and personalized Foot Care treatment for athletes engaged in all types of sports.

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    Tips for Healthy Feet from Your Toronto Foot Specialist

    Most people only really appreciate the important role their Feet play once they become sore or injured. Anyone who has suffered from Sore Feet understands that Foot troubles are different from an Injury elsewhere on the Body. Feet are used constantly for mobility and, because of this constant reliance, can be very difficult to Heal. With a little preventative Foot Care, you can avoid soreness and Injury to keep your Feet healthy. Appreciate your Feet before they protest by avoiding the common Foot Care mistakes outlined below. Are your Toes or Heels already in Pain? Contact the Foot Care Clinic in Toronto for a personalized Assessment and targeted Treatment.

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  • A diabetic man ties his shoe laces in Toronto, Ontario
    Diabetic Foot Care: Advice from Your Toronto Chiropodist

    Diabetics face a wide variety of specialized concerns, and Foot Care is one of them. If you are Diabetic, or know someone who is, treating Feet with special attention can save a lot of Pain and suffering. Working with a Chiropodist in Toronto at a local Foot Clinic can help you monitor and maintain your Foot Health. Your Foot Care Specialist can provide answers to any questions, Custom Orthotics, preventative measures, and personalized advice. The right support can help you or your loved one properly Care for Feet and limit the chances of losing a Toe or entire Foot. While it will not be as pressing as checking blood sugar, Foot Care is an important part of caring for your overall health.

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  • 14/08/2016
    New Shoes: The Best Fit for Healthy Feet

    Shopping for Shoes can be a fun experience, but it can also lead to frustration. If you have Wide, Narrow, Flat or High-Arched Feet, shopping around and trying on Shoes can quickly become a long and futile mission. While the employees at the Shoe store can help you try on different sizes, it is important to be aware of common causes of Discomfort. Only you know the best fit for your Foot, so while others may be saying the shoes look good, you need to prioritize comfort as well as style. Ill-fitting shoes can lead to problems with your Feet, Back and Knees in the future, so being uncompromising on the right fit today will pay off tomorrow.

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  • 13/08/2016
    What Is the Difference Between Chiropodists and Podiatrists?

    Medical terminology can be descriptive at best and downright confusing at worst. Ever wondered about the difference between a Chiropodist and a Podiatrist? You wouldn’t be alone if you have. The services offered by Chiropodists in Toronto and across Ontario are identical to those provided by Podiatrists. Training, skills, qualifications and the range of services both provide are the same. All that separates these professions is a bit of territorial nomenclature and history.

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  • 12/08/2016
    Summer Shoes: Finding Footwear that Fits the Season and Your Feet

    Hot weather means residents of Ontario get to shed their Winter layers, take off their woollen Socks and spend more time outdoors! If you are looking for new Shoes to take you through this summer’s heat waves, you will want to focus on Fit and Function as much as fashion. While there are plenty of beautiful Sandals each year, not all are made equal. The wrong pair can lead to Blisters, Heel Pain, and long-term damage if you will be wearing them every day of the season.

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  • 11/08/2016
    Custom-Made Foot Orthotics: When You Need Them and Why They Help Sore Feet

    Custom-made foot orthotics can provide relief from a lot of foot troubles, including making your shoes feel more comfortable and fit much better. There is a big difference between the pre-packaged insoles you find at the drug store and custom-made foot orthotics created by your chiropodist in Richmond Hill. If you choose over-the-counter insoles, they could end up aggravating your existing foot concerns by improperly dispersing pressure and weight for your specific concerns.

    Seeing a professional podiatrist in Toronto will ensure you get custom-made foot orthotics that are designed to provide you with relief for your issues. Don’t end up causing yourself more pain, discomfort, and health problems by buying a cheaper but incorrect shoe insert. Invest in custom-made foot orthotics from The Foot Clinic in North York to get long-lasting results, pain relief and better health in the long-term. Learn about the differences and find out if custom-made foot orthotics could be the solution to your foot problems.

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  • 10/08/2016
    Battling Bunions: How to Treat and Prevent Bunions

    Bunions can be unattractive and uncomfortable when they develop on your feet. Bunions develop as unnatural, bony humps typically at the base of the big toe. They form when the big toe pushes outward on the bone directly behind it, known as the first metatarsal, causing pressure. It can cause extreme discomfort due to its location near a joint which takes a lot of your body weight when walking.

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  • 09/08/2016
    Varicose Veins Treatment with Orthotics

    You may already know what Varicose Veins look like, but what are they really? And how do they affect your Health? More than just bulging blue Veins, Varicose Veins are a symptom of Poor Circulation in the Legs. Keep reading to find out more about Varicose Veins and what you can do to banish them.

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  • 09/08/2016
    Shockwave Therapy in Toronto Can Help Your Sore Feet

    If you experience chronic Heel or Foot Pain, you know how difficult it can be to get up and get around your chores every morning. You will likely end up favouring your sore Foot, leading to Discomfort, Pain and other issues in your body as you try to compensate. If you have exhausted other treatment options looking for relief, consider Shockwave Therapy from a Toronto Foot Specialist to get your Feet feeling better.

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  • 01/08/2016
    Everything You Need to Know About Spotting and Treating Heel Spurs

    If you have noticed a Small Bump on the back or bottom of your Heel or felt Pressure or Pain in your Heel as you Stepped or Jumped, you could have a Heel Spur.

    Heel Spurs are Bony Growths that form on your Heel Bone. They can extend a little over a centimetre from the bone, but most don’t grow that large. This Condition can lead to Unsightly Bumps and Sharp Pain.

    But don't worry—this Condition won't cause any Major Health Problems. It may cause some Pain and Discomfort as the tissues around the Spur become inflamed, but you may often experience no Symptoms.

    To help you understand this Foot Condition better, we've included basic information about Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments below.

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  • 06/07/2016
    The Beginner’s Guide to Plantar Fasciitis

    Does the bottom of your Foot, Arch or Heel experience Stabbing Pain? Do you find it difficult to Run, Walk or Stand especially in the morning after resting? Do you avoid playing Sports to dodge further Pain? You may have Plantar Fasciitis. Experts Diagnose Plantar Fasciitis as a structural breakdown of a Foot’s Plantar Fascia (the connective tissue that supports the Arch of the Foot). The Plantar Fascia may experience tearing especially where it inserts on the Bottom of your Heel Bone.

    How important is the Plantar Fascia? Whether you’re an athlete or not, the health of your Plantar Fascia is imperative for your overall comfort and pain-free mobility. Without a functioning Plantar Fascia, individuals experience Pain, Discomfort, and swelling.

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  • 05/07/2016
    Three Common Toenail Problems and Solutions

    Most of us don’t pay attention to our Toenails until something goes wrong. Painful, swollen Toes or infected Toenails make everyday activities difficult, from lacing up shoes to walking around the office. Don't let Toenail problems ruin your day. Instead, read below to learn more about common problems and their easy treatments.

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  • 04/07/2016
    The Toronto Foot Clinic's 7 Shoes to Avoid!

    Most people have a Pair of Shoes that they love. They wear their Favourite pair of High Heels or Flip-Flops every chance they can get. However, even though you love the look, your Feet may not share your enthusiasm. Some Shoes can cause Severe Foot Damage such as Hammertoe, Nerve Damage, or Back Problems.

    You want to stay on your Feet as long as possible. So, here is a list of 7 Shoes that you should avoid.

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  • 03/07/2016
    Fallen Arches: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

    Watch a friend’s Feet as they stand up. Their Foot’s Arch will often drop from a Slack Position to an even Less-Arched Position while standing. Most people have a Space between their Foot and the floor while standing, but not everyone.

    If your entire Foot Presses Against the ground while standing, then you have something referred to as “Flatfoot” or Fallen Arches (Pes Planus). Although it is a common Foot Condition, Flat Feet may or may not manifest Symptoms such as Pain. In fact, a great number of people with Flat Feet go through life without any Severe Issues. However, there are some specific Complications that can arise as a result of Flattened Feet or Fallen Arches.

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  • 02/07/2016
    The Foot Clinic Toronto Can Cure Cracked Heels

    You finally found the perfect pair of Sandals. You love the way they match your style and you can’t wait to wear them on your next vacation to the beach. You even managed to find a pair in your size.

    But as you take off your socks and slide your Foot into your new Shoes, you realize that your Feet could use a little care before you display them to the world. What started out as a Mild Case of Dry Skin has Escalated into Full-Blown Cracks and Crevices in your Heels. A few Cracks in particular can be Painful to walk if you are not Careful.

    So what Caused these Cracks? Can you do anything about them?

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  • 01/07/2016
    Heal Foot Pain with Custom Orthotics in Toronto

    You’re not alone: Foot Pain is a very common complaint among people of all ages. The challenge is that it can have quite a few causes and can be due to problems in any part of the Foot.

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