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THE ANCIENT PHILOSOPHER, SOCRATES STATED THAT "WHEN YOUR FEET HURT, YOU HURT ALL OVER."

DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS PRESENTLY EMPLOYS 4 FOOT SPECIALISTS WHO ARE HIGHLY EDUCATED AND SKILLED TO TREAT ALL FOOT CONDITIONS WHO PRACTICE IN A STATE-OF-THE-ART FOOT CARE FACILITY.  SOME OF THE FOOT CONDITIONS THAT WE TREAT ARE INGROWN TOENAILS, WARTS, CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, CORNS, CALLUSES, FUNGAL FOOT INFECTIONS, FUNGAL TOENAILS, BUNIONS, DIABETIC FOOT CONDITIONS, ACHILLES TENDONITIS, HEEL PAIN, HEEL SPURS, PLANTAR FASCIITIS, METATASALGIA AND THE LIST GOES ON.  ONE OF THE THINGS THAT SETS DR. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC IS THAT WE PRACTICE PREVENTATIVE AND CONSERVATIVE FOOT CARE.  THAT MEANS THAT WE AVOID THE USE OF MEDICATIONS AND SURGERY AT ALL COSTS DUE TO THE INHERENT RISKS INVOLVED.

FOOT PAIN IS NOT NORMAL AND SHOULD ALWAYS BE INVESTIGATED TO INSURE A MINOR CONDITION DOESN'T ESCALATE INTO SOMETHING MORE SERIOUS.  WHEN A PERSON LOSES PERSONAL MOBILITY THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE IS GREATLY DECREASED, THUS THE IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY FEET.

IF YOU CONSULT ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS YOU CAN BE SURE OF RECEIVING QUALITY, HONEST AND COMPETENT ADVICE AND FOOT CARE.  PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737 TO RECEIVE PROFESSIONAL HEALTH CARE.  WE ALWAYS STRIVE TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND IN ORDER TO PROVIDE OUR PATIENTS WITH POSITIVE OUTCOMES.


Podiatrist Dr. Marybeth Crane states, "take at least three weeks before a race to break in new shoes. They should be at least a half-size bigger than your street shoes, or a full size bigger if you're running a half or full marathon. Make sure the width is right too. Feet often swell.  Wear moisture-wicking socks, and if you are in between sock sizes, always go bigger. If you're a normal sweater with a few hot spots, coat your toes and heels with a thick emollient, like BodyGlide to prevent friction (Vaseline is too thin). If you have to wring out your socks when you get back form a run, spray your bare feet with an antiperspirant or use foot powder before you head out."
 
If you or a loved one requires honest, competent advice or quality foot care or custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hardy's Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics at 416-465-8737.
 

According to San Antonio foot and ankle surgeon Eddie Davis, DPM, FACFAS, osteoporosis is frequently referred to as the “silent crippler” since it often progresses without any symptoms or isn’t diagnosed until a person experiences pain from a bone fracture. Davis explains that the porous nature of bones in people with osteoporosis makes them more susceptible to bone fractures, especially in the feet. “Because the bones are in a weakened state, normal weight-bearing actions like walking can cause the bones in the foot to break. In fact, many patients visit their foot and ankle surgeon suffering from foot pain only to find out they actually have a stress fracture, without having experienced an injury.”
 
If you or a loved one rquires competent, honest advice or quality foot care or custom orthotics, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hardy's Toronto Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics at 416-465-8737.

 
Vitamin D deficiency has been identified as one of the most common causes of fragility fractures and poor fracture healing. Although rates of vitamin D deficiency have been delineated in various orthopedic populations, little is known about the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in patients with foot and ankle disorders. The goal of this study was to identify the prevalence of vitamin D deficiency in patients with a low energy fracture of the foot or ankle. 
 
Hypovitaminosis D was common among patients with a foot or ankle injury seen at our institution. Patients with a low energy fracture of the foot or ankle were at particular risk for low vitamin D, especially if they smoked, were obese, or had other medical risk factors. Given that supplementation with vitamin D (+– calcium) has been shown to reduce the risk of fragility fractures and improve fracture healing; monitoring of 25–OH vitamin D, and supplementation should be considered in patients with fractures.
 

 
Podiatrist Dr. Steven Tillett states, "until now, your baby got by just fine with socks and soft shoes or no shoes at all -- both good options for optimal growth. Now that she has moved into toddlerhood, she’ll need something sturdier for walking, climbing, and everything that comes with exploring her new skills. Sneakers are good because they generally don't constrain the foot and allow for proper development.  Sneakers are usually constructed out of canvas and pliable leather, allowing the shoe to mold to a child's foot for a good fit."



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