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Posts for: April, 2015

 

PODIATRIST, DR. CORWYN BERGSMA STATES, "BEYOND THE OBVIOUS REASONS WHY PEOPLE COME TO A PODIATRIST WITH CONDITIONS SUCH AS HEEL PAIN, METATARSAL PAIN, BUNIONS, AND HAMMERTOES ARE THE NOT SO VISIBLE THINGS HAT CAN GO WRONG SUCH AS VASCULAR DISEASE.  OVER TIME, VEINS CAN LOSE THERE VALVES, RESULTING IN POOLING OF THE BLOOD IN THE ANKLES. VENOUSE DISEASE CAN CAUSE SKIN ULCERS WHICH NEED TO BE ADDRESSED BY A PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIAN OR PODIATRIST.  EVEN MORE IMPORTANT IS ARTERIAL DISEASE, WHICH IS SILENT.  CALVE PAIN IS NOT NORMAL.  IT'S CALLED CLAUDICATION, AND IT CAN ACTUALLY BE ASSESSED WITH TWO FINGERS TO SEE IF BLOOD IS PULSATING FROM THE HEART TO THE LEGS AND FEET.

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS HAS BEEN SPECIALIZING IN FOOT CONDITIONS FOR MANY YEARS.  WE NOW HAVE 5 CHIROPODISTS ON STAFF TO ASSIST YOU.  IF YOU OR A LOVED REQUIRESMHONEST, COMPETENT FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTICS.

 

 


PODIATRIST, DR. VERSHERN EDWARDS STATES, "PEOPLE WITH TYPE-2 DIABETES HAVE A NUMBER OF CONCERNS IN THE HEAT OF THE SUMMER.  STUDIES SHOW THAT EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS INCREASE DURING HEAT WAVES. DIABETES CAUSES LONG-TERM DAMGE IN THE BODY AFFECTING BLOOD VESSELS, NERVES, AND OTHER CRITICAL FUNCTIONS.  THAT PUTS DIABETICS AT RISK FOR A NUMBER OF CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SCORCHING SUN BURN.  THEY HAVE A TENDENCY TO BE DEHYDRATED BECAUSE BLOOD SUGAR IS NOT WELL CONTROLLED AND THE SKIN AND VITAMIN D ARE DISCOMBOBULATED.  THE BEST WAY TO TREAT A SUN BURN BLISTER IS TO LEAVE IT ALONE, AND DON'T POP IT.  IF ANYTHING, COVER IT WITH A LIGHT BANDAGE.  LET NATURE DISSOLVE IT.  IN A COUPLE OF DAYS, IT SHOULD START SHRINKING DOWN.  DIABETICS SHOULD KEEP IN MIND THAT SUN IS A PROVIDER OF THAT IMPORTANT NUTRIENT, VITAMIN D.  IT IS RECOMMENDED YOU GET 15 MINUTES A DAY OUTSIDE DOING THE GARDEN OR WALKING.  JUST KEEP IN MIND THAT SUNNING CAN BE OVERDONE."

IF YOU ARE A DIABETIC AND YOU GET YOURSELF IN A SITUATION WHERE YOU HAVE IN FACT HAVE BLISTERING FROM A SUN BURN , I, DR. JOHN A HARDY RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONSULT A FOOT SPECIALIST SUCH AS A CHIROPODIST IN ORDER THAT YOU DO NOT END UP WITH SECONDARY COMPLICATIONS SUCH AS AN ULCER WHICH CAN BE LIFE THREATENING.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

 

 


WE HAVE HAD A CHIROPODY STUDENT FROM MICHENER WORKING FOR US ON SATURDAYS AND DURING THE SUMMER FOR THE LAST 2 YEARS AS A CHIROPODY ASSISTANT AND HE JUST GRADUATED LAST WEEK.  HE IS PREPARING TO WRITE HIS BOARDS AND WILL BE JOINING OUR CLINIC FULL TIME THIS SUMMER.  HE WILL ALSO BE WORKING ON SUNDAYS SO THAT OUR FOOT CLINIC WILL NOW BE OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK TO BETTER SERVE OUR PATIENTS.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.

 


THE AMERICAN ORTHOPEDIC FOOT AND ANKLE HAS PUBLISHED SOME INTERESTING SIMPLE STEPS FOR SELF EXAMINATION OF YOUR FEET TO SEE WHAT SHAPE THEY ARE IN WHICH I WILL SHARE WITH YOU.

1. SKIN.  CHECK YOUR SKIN FOR CALLUSES, BLISTERS OR AREAS OF IRRITATION. NOW STAND NEXT TO YOUR SHOES.  ARE THEY SHAPED LIKE YOUR FEET OR ARE THEY CAUSING AREAS OF CONSTRICTION THAT MAY RESULT IN BLISTERS OR IRRITATION?  NOW PUT YOUR HANDS INSIDE YOUR SHOES.  ARE THERE SEAMS, TACKS OR ROUGH PLACES IN THE SHO THAT CORRESPONDS TO THE AREAS OF IRRITATION, CALLUSES OR BLISTERS ON YOUR FEET.

2. CIRCULATION.  LOOK AT THE COLOUR OF YOUR TOES.  ARE THEY RED, PINK, PURPLE OR BLUE?  PRESS DOWN ON THE NAIL OF YOUR BIG TOE UNTIL THE COLOUR BLANCHES.  NOW LET GO AND ALLOW THE BLOOD FLOW TO RETURN TO YOUR TOE.  THE RETURN OF NORMAL COLOUR SHOULD TAKE 2-5 SECONDS IN A PERSON WITH AVERAGE CIRCULATION.

3. FLEXIBILITY.  HOW FLEXIBLE ARE YOUR TOES?  TRY TO PICK UP A MARBLE (EXCELLENT) OR A SMALL DISHTOWEL (GOOD). TO TEST YOUR ANKLE FLEXIBILITY, HANG YOUR HEEL OVER THE EDGE OF THE STAIR WHILE STANDING ON THE STAIR FACING THE STAIR.  NOW LET THE HEEL GO BELOW THE LEVEL OF THE STAIR. IF THIS CAUSES PAIN, STOP THE TEST.  IF YOUR HEEL GOES BELOW THE LEVEL OF THE STAIR WITHOUT CAUSING STRAIN IN YOUR CALF, THAT IS EXCELLENT.  IF THERE IS SOME STRAIN, THIS CAN BE IMPROVED WITH FLEXIBILITY EXERCISES.

4. PAIN.  THERE SHOULD BE NO PAIN IN THE AVERAGE FOOT.

5. BALANCE.  A GOOD TEST FOR BALANCE INVOLVES STANDING ON ONE FOOT, WITH YOUR ARMS OUT TO THE SIDE AND YOUR EYES CLOSED.  IF YOU ARE LESS THAN 30 YEARS OLD, YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO BALANCE FOR 15 SECONDS, 30 - 40 YEARS OLD FOR 12 SECONDS, 40 - 50 YEARS OLD FOR 10 SECONDS, AND OVER 50 YEARS FOR 7 SECONDS.  THIS CAN BE IMPROVED WITH EXERCISE.

DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS PRESENTLY HAS 5 FOOT SPECIALISTS (CHIROPODISTS) EMPLOYED WHO ARE 100% DEDICATED TO PROVIDING EACH AND EVERY PATIENT WITH THE HIGHEST QUALITY FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS POSSIBLE.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT FOOT CARE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

 

 


 

PODIATRIST, DR. CAROLYN McALOON STATES, "HAVING HAIR ON YOUR TOES IS, IN FACT, A GOOD THING.  SUDDEN BALDNESS OF THE TOES CAN BE A SIGN THAT YOUR FEET AREN'T GETTING ADEQUATE BLOOD SUPPLY TO SUSTAIN HAIR GROWTH.  SO, IF YOU FIND YOUR FEET WITHOUT HAIR, DON'T BE TOO HAPPY, AND VISIT A DOCTOR.  YOU MIGHT HAVE TO CHECK FOR A PULSE IN YOUR FEET, WHICH IS ANOTHER INDICATION THAT YOUR HEART MAY NOT BE PUMPING ENOUGH BLOOD TO YOUR FEET, WHICH MEANS YOU MAY HAVE A SERIOUS CARDIOVASCULAR ISSUE."

AT DR. JOHN A. HARDY'S TORONTO FOOT CLINIC WE HAVE INVESTED IN SEVERAL DOPPLAR MACHINES WHICH MEASURES YOUR CIRCULATION IN YOUR FOOT.  IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR QUALITY FOOT CARE AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, PLEASE CONTACT MY TEAM OF FOOT SPECIALISTS AT 416-465-8737.

BROUGHT TO YOU BY DR. JOHN A. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS.




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