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Diabetic Foot Care Tips from the Milton Foot & Orthotic Clinic

Diabetic Foot Care Tips Currently more than 346 million people have diabetes worldwide.  This number is expected to dramatically increase in the next 20 years due to population aging, sedentary lifestyle and the dominance of obesity worldwide.  Tight control of blood glucose levels, high blood pressure and cholesterol are essential to reduce the risk of diabetic [...]

Achilles Tendonitis

At the Milton Foot & Orthotic Clinic Achilles Tendonitis is an injury commonly seen.  This tendon attaches the calf muscle to the calcaneus (heel bone).  This tough fibrous band allows you to rise up on your toes and to push off when walking, running or jumping.  Achilles tendonitis or tendinosis are most often caused by [...]

Plantar Warts

Plantar Warts   A wart is a skin growth caused by some types of the human papillomavirus (HPV).  A plantar wart usually appears as a hard growth on the sole of the foot, or around the toes with pin point dark spots centrally.  Plantar warts can become thickened and may cause pain when walking.  A [...]

Ingrown Toenails- How to Treat

Ingrown Toenails- How to Treat Ingrown nails occur when the nail, usually that of the big toe, grow into the flesh instead of over it.  This can occur as a result of a traumatic event (dropping something on the toe), improper cutting, infection, thickening of the nails, poor fitting footwear and in some case from [...]

Dry, Callused or Cracked Skin?

Dry, Callused or Cracked Skin? In the summer, our heels can become very dry and problematic.  Deep cracks, or fissures can form that can make standing and walking a painful experience.  The use of cream can help.   Selecting creams that contain urea help the skin maintain moisture content and keep the skin supple. It is [...]

Footwear Advice from Milton Foot and Orthotic Clinic

Footwear Advice from Milton Foot and Orthotic Clinic Our feet are often the most neglected and ignored part of our body. It is usually not until we have painful problems with our feet that we make them a priority and seek medical attention. One of the best ways to protect our feet is with proper [...]

Heel Pain

Heel pain Heel pain in a common musculoskeletal symptom that affects most of us at some point in our life.  The heel bone, known as the calcaneus is the largest bone in the foot and must endure a great amount of stress throughout the day. There are a number of conditions that can cause heel [...]

Thick Unsightly Nails, It’s More Than A Cosmetic Problem!

Thick Unsightly Nails, It's More Than A Cosmetic Problem! Do you dread summer and sandal season? Are your feet kept out of sight? Thick, discoloured, unsightly nails are embarrassing and can keep you from enjoying activities many of us take for granted. If this sounds familiar you may have an infection known as onychomycosis also known as fungus [...]