Learn about specific foot and lower limb conditions, injuries, footwear and orthotic facts on the blog...

If you are experiencing forefoot pain, numbness, tingling or have the sensation like you are walking on a marble or a pea a Morton's Neuroma may be the culprit. 

The common plantar digital nerves run between the metatarsal (long) bones in the foot. They are responsible for giving sensation to the toes. A Morton's Neuroma most commonly affects the nerve between the third...

Do you have pain in your heels and through the arches of your feet first thing in the morning and after you have been sitting for a while? Or increasing heel pain as the day goes on?

The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot with the main responsibility of the plantar fascia being to support the arch and absorb shock. 

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Properly fitting shoes can make all the difference when it comes to comfort and foot pain. Here are 7 tips to remember when doing your shoe shopping:

1. Length, use the rule of thumb. A shoe needs to be a thumbs' width (or 1-2 cm) longer than your longest toe while standing. You should be able to freely wiggle your toes when the shoe is on. If one foot is slightly bigge...

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the body, and for good reason! But it is often a sore spot. The Achilles tendon is a connective tissue structure that attaches the calf muscle complex to the calcaneous bone (the heel); it's responsible for lifting your heel off the ground. Achilles tendinopathy (which encompasses both Achilles tendinitis (inflammation) and ten...

Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) or what most of us call "shin splints" is a musculoskeletal overuse injury that produces generalized pain along the inside bottom two-thirds of the shin bone (tibia). It is different from other injuries such as stress fractures, tendonopathies and compartment syndrome that affect the tibia. Classified as an overuse injury, shin splints a...

Not sure if you should get your kids feet looked at or if it's just something that they will grow out of?

Here are some signs that you may want to bring them in for an appointment...

  1. Visual problems with the way they walk (i.e. in-toeing or out-toeing (walking like a duck))

  2. They have ankles that are weak and easily give out, often resulting in general clumsiness

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A bunion is a prominent bump (bony enlargement) on the inside of the big toe joint due to increased pressure on the joint. A shift of the big toe toward the smaller toes often co-exists with a bunion. Bunions are progressive - they usually get worse over time, although some grow faster than others - often causing pain and impacting mobility. Bunions often come with inflamm...

Calcaneal Apophysitis, commonly called Sever's Syndrome is a heel injury common to youth. Those affected are often active in sports such as running, basketball and soccer and between the ages of 7 and 15. 


Sever's syndrome is a bone injury associated with repetitive microtrauma resulting in inflammation of the growth plate in the heel (the calcaneal apop...

Cycling is often considered a healthy exercise choice because it is low impact, this typically means less pounding on your joints and often less injuries compared to other higher impact sports, which is a good thing! But cycling comes with its own plague; repetition. Unfortunately the repetitive nature of cycling can overload tissues; with the repetition of a slightly incor...

Orthotics can be a helpful treatment for anyone regardless of age. Actually addressing an issue earlier may be helpful in preventing the condition from worsening or in slowing down its progression. Painful arches, sore heels & bunions are foot problems that can affect anyone from kids to seniors. 

Orthotics have been given the stereotype of...

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