Podiatrist, Dr. Gary Pichney states, "when it comes to health, pay attention to feet from the heels to the toes. Feet can reveal some surprising health problems. Feet can also signal a number of other health problems, including serious ones like cardiac disease. Other health problems that can show up in feet include arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, poor circulation, gout, and don't forget toenail conditions. Often times, toenails can change shape, can change size, and can have either spoon deformities, looking like a spoon, or will have little pits in them, perhaps, or they might have a black line that goes straight through them, or they might be yellow, brown, and thick, and each of those different things can indicate, perhaps, a psoriasis condition, perhaps a fungal condition, or even something as scary as malignant melanoma.
One of the things that we pride ourselves with at our Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics is our thorough consultation and physical examination of the lower limb which includes orthopedic, neurologic and vascular testing.
Our clinic mission is to provide each and every patient with high quality foot care always.
If you or a loved one would like to experience the Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinic difference, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737.
Brought to you by Dr. John A. Hardy, owner of Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.