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Looking for expert tips and advice to treat painful foot at home? Our blog discusses the common causes of foot pain and how it can be treated. Browse or search our blog posts today to learn how to get immediate relief from foot pain.

What are the best shoes for orthotics?

For some of us, our orthotics have become a part of our daily lives. They provide great relief from the aches, cramps and twinges we experience during our daily activities, typically as a result of our faulty foot biomechanics or external strain/forces. Yet, after...

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Tinea pedis/Athlete’s foot

Tinea pedis, also known as athlete’s foot is a skin infection that is caused by a fungal infection. It usually presents as red, macerated, peeling or flaky skin in-between the toes or soles of your feet. The fungal infection typically grows in areas that are warm and...

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10 Tips on How to Get Rid of Smelly Feet (Bromodosis)

Bromodosis is the term used to describe smelly feet or foot odour. This is a common medical condition that affects a number of individuals. Your feet have a tendency to sweat profusely as they have more sweat glands than any other part of your body. Sweat regulation...

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Ankle-foot Orthosis (AFO)

Photo credit: AliMedSolid AFOs Ankle-foot orthosis (AFO) are braces for the lower leg and foot that are often prescribed to patients with gait abnormalities. They are lightweight plastic braces composed of a plastic material that can be secured to the calf with the...

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Preventing Falls

Falls can occur anywhere and anytime but as you grow older you are more risk of falling down during day to day activities and are likely to injure yourself. There are number of reasons for falls in elderly patient’s. As you grow older your vision becomes impaired,...

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Cerebral Palsy and Toe Walking

Photo credit: BabyCenter.comYou may notice that your child is walking on their toes or tip toeing around the house. However, there is usually no reason to worry as some children may just like to walk on their tip toes (while pretending to be a ballet dancer, for...

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Gout

Photo courtesy: Consumer Reports Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis, often termed ‘the disease of kings’, caused by the deposition of uric acid (monosodium urate) crystals in tissues and typically the joint fluid. This occurs as a result of excessive production...

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Köhler’s Disease

Photo credit: Fixmyfeet.co.za Köhler’s disease is a condition that impacts a bone on the inner arch of the foot. This bone is called the navicular. This relatively rare disorder of the foot typically affects males more than females and occurs between the ages of 2 and...

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Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle

Arthritis is term to describe a range of conditions that affect the joint in your body. Arthritis can occur in one joint or it can occur in many joints. Moreover, it can affect the big joints of the body such as the knee or it can affect the small joints such as in...

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7 Foot Health Tips for People with Diabetes

Diabetes can affect different parts of your body, including your feet and legs. Diabetes can adversely affect your feet and legs in three main ways: reduced blood flow to your feet, loss of sensation in your feet and increased risk of infection. Here are 7 tips that...

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Intoed Gait

In-toeing   Do you feel like one of your leg points inwards when you walk, and you often find yourself tripping over? Or do you observe that your child’s feet tends to turn inwards (or perhaps they are clumsy when playing with friends)? This condition is known as...

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When the Wrong Running Shoe is a Problem

This middle aged gent presented to the clinic after visiting two other podiatrists and yet was still plagued with foot pain. He is a fit and healthy man with no prior foot or ankle injuries. He has been training for the last 6 months for a local marathon. He developed...

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