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Our Foot Care Blog
An ongoing series of informative foot health articles
8 Expert Tips for Preventing Falls, at Home or on the Go:
Did you know that more than 1.6 million Canadian seniors fall each year? Falls remain the number one cause of serious injuries in people aged 65 and over.
According to WHO, “Falls may also result in a post-fall syndrome that includes dependence, loss of autonomy, confusion, immobilization and depression, which will lead to a further restriction in daily activities.” If you have an aging family member or friend, it’s important to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle to allow them to maintain independence for as long as possible.
8 Expert Tips for Preventing Falls, at home or on the go:
Common Foot Conditions?
Foot pain is never normal. Bearing the brunt of your entire body's weight, when your feet ache, your entire body aches. With the proper assessment and treatment, most foot problems can be treated successfully.
A Chiropodist will provide a comprehensive assessment and evaluate your signs and symptoms in order to provide you with an individualized treatment plan for you to return you to those activities you enjoy the most!
From routine foot check-ups, to treatments and surgery, Chiropodists are equipped to handle your podiatry needs.
What is Fungal Nail Infection?
Fungal nails are a common condition caused by similar species of fungus that cause athlete’s foot. While sometimes alarming and visually less than pleasing, fungal nails are of no long term concern for the patient, their feet, or the toes themselves. Nails may become thick, irregular, or deformed, but the fungal infection alone will not cause any harm to the patient. If left unattended, the underlying skin can become broken down or ingrown, however, this is true of any nail that has been allowed to grow uncontrolled and untreated.
Tips on How to Pick Shoes for Flat Feet
Flat feet are one of the most common foot ailments, but there are plenty of options to help reduce pain and make living with flat feet easier. One of the best things you can do to reduce pain is choosing a shoe that lifts and supports your arches, especially if you spend much of your day on your feet.
The Beginner’s Guide to Compression Socks
Compression socks and stockings can be a lifesaver for those who spend a considerable amount of time on their feet. Designed to utilize compression therapy, the fabric applies gentle pressure to your lower legs, which ultimately increase blood flow pumping from the legs back up to the heart. Compression socks are an incredible tool for reducing swelling and pain, whether it be from a long day at work or a long term venous disorder.
5 Health Benefits of Custom Orthotics You Should Know
Experiencing foot or heel pain? The foot is a surprisingly complex structure, consisting of 26 bones and countless tiny blood vessels, muscles, tendons and ligaments. These all work together in tandem to support your body weight and establish balance as you walk. Any alterations in the makeup of your foot, or adjusting the way you walk, can cause pain in your foot and other joints—often leading to chronic health problems.