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By [email protected]
August 16, 2017
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"A wart is a benign lesion caused by a virus infection that can occur anywhere on the body. They usually look like a tiny cauliflower projecting from the skin, except when they occur on the bottom of the foot. Warts on the bottom of the foot, or plantar warts, grow "into" the foot instead of "out" of the foot due to the constant 'weight of the body. A summer wart picked up by walking barefoot can lay dormant for months and be noticed in the winter," says Robert Weiss, DPM.
 
"There are many different ways to treat warts and they can re-occur with any type of treatment, frustrating both patient and doctor. There is no fast or best way to treat warts. A wart may seem to be a small problem but it is often quite painful on weight-bearing areas which can lead to inconvenience and a halt to physical activities. One should learn to recognize the symptoms and seek treatment," says Dr. Weiss.   
 
Source: Westport News [7/28/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PMP News.  
 
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By [email protected]
August 16, 2017
Category: HEALTH
Tags: Toronto Foot Clinic   foot care   shoes  

 

 

 

Dr. Karen Langone, who has a podiatry practice in Southampton, NY says, “One thing to always do is to buy your shoes at the end of the day because at the end of the day, your feet are going to swell and expand. If anything is problematic, you’re probably going to notice it more by the end of the day.”
 
Langone looks for structure that will keep your foot in place and supported, with room so your toes don’t have to squish into a cramped pile, and enough of a footbed—the insole where the bottom of your foot meets the shoe—that you’re not “literally walking on the thickness of a dollar bill.” Ideally, it’ll be made of high-quality well-finished materials (like really soft leather), without rough edges and unraveling stitching.
 
Source: Heather Schwedel, Slate [8/11/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PMP News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 

 

 

By [email protected]
August 12, 2017
Category: HEALTH

 

 

 

 

Morton’s neuroma may not be life-threatening, but it can prove deeply painful — it’s often compared to standing on a pebble. Normally used to help with problems with the back, chiropractic traditionally focuses on manipulating the spine. When it’s used for Morton’s neuroma, it involves energetic tugging of the toes — the idea is that this will release any stiffness that might have caused the metatarsals to tighten and move towards each other, rubbing against the nerve. Podiatrist David Cashley has worked alongside chiropractors in his practice near Dundee for the past 20 years and decided to train in chiropractic after seeing the positive results it could have.
 
David Cashley
 
 
"I was seeing a lot of patients with Morton’s neuroma, but didn’t have a fix for them — while the chiropractors had the fix, but seldom saw Morton’s neuroma patients," Cashley says. He published a study of 38 Morton’s patients he had treated only with chiropractic, which appeared in the Journal of Chiropractic Medicine in 2015. He said that after six treatments, 79 per cent were pain-free, while a further 10 per cent experienced a minor discomfort only after a long walk. However, 5 per cent experienced worse pain than before. All of those involved had previously tried other treatments, such as steroid injections, without success.
 
Source: Kate Smith, Daily Mail [8/7/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PMP News.
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 
By [email protected]
August 12, 2017
Category: HEALTH

 

 

"Heel spurs are little calcifications that start to form at the bottom of the heel bone, and in someone who has a very thin fat pad might be able to actually feel it, and it can cause pain," says podiatrist Jacqueline Sutera, DPM. "They're typically a little bit spiky on x-ray, and so they're kind of pointy. And that can cause irritation to the surrounding tissue in the area; the fascia is right there, that's where the plantar fascia attaches onto the heel bone as well."
 
Dr. Jacqueline Sutera
 
 
"People with heel spurs and heel pain, plantar fasciitis, typically have pain when they first get out of bed in the morning. So, shouldn't it feel better when you are resting after a night's sleep? The problem with that and the reason why it happens is because when you're resting, the soft tissue just relaxes and there's a swelling there. So, then you go to stand up on it with all of your body weight, and it starts that inflammation all over again, says Dr. Sutera.
 
Source: Arielle Berger, Business Insider [8/9/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PMP News.  
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, Owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

 

By [email protected]
August 01, 2017
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WE JUST RETURNED FROM A ONE WEEK STAY IN BEAUTIFUL NASHVILLE.  

WE HAVE NEVER BEEN BEFORE, BUT WOULD DEFINITELY RETURN. AS WELL AS ATTENDING THE SEMINAR WE RENTED A BOAT ON PRIESTLY LAKE FOR ONE DAY.  THE WATER TEMPERATURE WAS 95 DEGREES, ATTENDED A CONCERT WITH FOREIGNER, WENT TO THE GRAND OLE OPRY, TOOK A SEGWAY TOUR AS WELL AS MANY OTHER THINGS.

WE PURCHASED SOME NEW EQUIPMENT FOR THE CLINIC AND ARE ALSO LOOKING INTO A NEW DOPPLER AS WELL AS NEW LASER MACHINE.  OVERALL A VERY MEMORABLE TROP.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DOCTOR JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF TORONTO'S FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINIC.

 

 





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