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    Warts
    Caused by HPV (human papilloma virus), plantars warts often appear on the bottoms of your feet, and can be painful and unsightly. We don’t recommend over-the-counter medications because they may damage healthy tissue around the wart and contribute to spreading. We may recommend one of two treatments, depending on the severity of your wart(s). Acid: [...]
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    Shin splints
    Most common with runners, shin splints (or periostitis) are a painful swelling of the connective tissue that covers the bones. They’re caused when the tissue gets overworked by repetitive activity – especially in situations where a normally sedentary person has suddenly started exercising vigorously. They can also be caused by pronation or rolling in your [...]
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    Runner’s knee
    The official name for this painful issue is chondromalacia patella – it’s the wear and tear of the cartilage on the back of the kneecap caused by abnormal motion. Symptoms include swelling, inflammation and pain in the top of the knee, with stiffness after sitting and pain going up and down stairs. Runner’s knee can [...]
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    Heel or Arch Pain? (Plantar fasciitis)
    This overuse injury is common with runners and people who stand and walk a lot, and can be caused by flat pronated feet, high arched rigid feet, improper footwear, increasing age and overuse. It’s characterized by acute heel pain first thing in the morning and just after you rest. When the plantar fascia is under [...]
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    Orthopedic shoes
    Orthopedic shoes are footwear verified by a medical professional to be wide enough and deep enough for your foot, and can be made to accommodate any pain or deformity. Chiropodist Stephen Chu does all the fittings for shoes in our clinic. There are three types of orthopedic shoes: off-the-shelf models, custom modified shoes and custom [...]
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    Pain in Forefoot? (Morton’s neuroma)
    Caused by tight-fitting footwear or abnormal forefoot alignment, Morton’s neuroma is the growth of a nerve or benign tumor due to irritation of nerve cells. Usually found between the third and fourth metarsal heads, it’s characterized by numbness, pain or a burning sensation or the blanching of the toes. We can recommend better footwear, metatarsal [...]
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    Ingrown toenails
    One of the most common problems we see in our clinic, ingrown nails can be caused by wearing shoes that are too tight in the toe and/or not cutting your nails straight across. They are uncomfortable and if left untreated, can cause severe pain. We will recommend treatment based on the severity of the infection, [...]
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Coping with Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. It is an irritation and inflammation of the plantar fascia, which ...
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Fallen Arches – Causes and Treatments

When looking at your foot from the inner side, you should see a curve in the middle. This is where ...
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Foot Problems as we Age

Our bodies change as we grow older. Whether gaining or losing weight, getting taller, shrinking, or developing health concerns, a ...
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Preventative Daily Footcare

Taking care of your feet when you’re younger can prevent a wide variety of problems from developing as you age ...
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Tendon Injuries in Athletes

As the winter season rolls in and the weather gets cooler, sports begin to move indoors. Beach volleyball games become ...
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Taking Care of your Feet This Winter

Each season, your feet require different types of care. From the footwear you choose to the maintenance you perform, taking ...
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