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PODIATRIST, DR. MATTHEW ELLSWORTH STATES, "IF YOU HAVE FOOT PAIN, ESPECIALLY IN THE BALL OF YOUR FOOT BETWEEN THE THIRD AND FORTH TOE, YOU MAY BE SUFFERING FROM MORTON'S NEUROMA. WEARING HIGH HEELS OR TIGHT SHOES INCREASES THE RISK FOR DEVELOPING THIS CONDITION.  LIKEWISE, PARTAKING IN HIGH IMPACT ACTIVITIES, SUCH AS RUNNING, MAY ALSO CAUSE MORTON'S NEUROMA BY SUBJECTING YOUR FEET TO FREQUENT TRAUMA.  LASTLY, IF YOU SUFFER FROM BUNIONS, HAMMERTOES, OR FLAT FEET, YOU HAVE A HIGHER CHANCE OF DEVELOPING A NEUROMA.  THE FIRST DEFENCE TO TREAT MORTON'S NEUROMA IS TO REDUCE THE INFLAMMATION AND THE NERVE INJURY.  THE BEST WAY TO ACCOMPLISH THIS IS TO CHOOSE A PAIR OF SHOES WITH STIFFER SOLES AND COMBINE WITH FELT OR FOAM PADDING AS NEEDED TO DECREASE THE PRESSURE.  ICING AND RESTING THE FOOT CAN ALSO BE EFFECTIVE TREATMENTS TO RELIEVE THE PRESSURE.  CAREFUL AND ROUTINE USE OF IBUPROFEN OR OTHER NSAIDS CAN BE A HELPFUL TREATMENT."

AT OUR TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS WE RECEIVE TREMENDOUS SUCCESS IN TREATING MORTON'S NEUROMA CONSERVATIVELY WITHOUT THE USE OF MEDICATIONS AND SURGERY.  AS STATED ABOVE PROPER FOOTWEAR AND CUSTOM ORTHOTICS AS WELL AS PHYSICAL THERAPY, ICE, EXERCISES, STRETCHING AND MOBILIZATION / MANIPULATION USUALLY DOES THE TRICK.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE, FOOT CARE OR CUSTOM ORTHOTICS THEN LOOK NO FURTHER THAN OUR FOOT CLINIC, TORONTO'S OBVIOUS CHOICE.

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

 


 

 

ACCORDING TO THE DAILY MAIL, RESEARCHERS HAVE DISCOVERED THAT "GENETICALLY ENGINEERED MAGGOTS CAN CLEAN NON-HEALING WOUNDS AND PROMOTE CELL GROWTH."  THE MAGGOTS DO THIS BY SECRETING "HUMAN PLATELET DERIVED GROWTH FACTOR-BB" AS THEY REMOVE DEAD TISSUE.  IN A TREATMENT CALLED "MAGGOT DEBRIDEMENT THERAPY (MDT), THE STERILE LARVAE ARE RAISED IN A LAB AND APPLIED TO" NON-HEALING WOUNDS, SUCH AS DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS.  THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION HAS APPROVED MDT.

SOURCE: DERMATOLOGY DAILY/AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY - (3/25/16) VIA PODIATRIST DR. LEONARD LEVY


 

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'HEALTHY CITIZENS ARE THE GREATEST ASSET ANY COUNTRY CAN HAVE"

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PODIATRIST, DR. LESLIE CAMPBELL STATES, "IMBALANCE OR WEAKNESS OF THE MUSCLES CAN LEAD TO LIMITED MOTION AND CAN AFFECT EACH STEP WHILE WLKING AND RUNNING.  IF SEVERE ENOUGH, THIS CAN LEAD TO OVERUSE INJURIES OR ANKLE, KNEE AND BACK PAIN.  SOME SIMPLE STRETCHES CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE.  ALTHOUGH IT'S OFTEN FORGOTTEN IN THE GREATER SCHEME OF EXERCISE PRIORITIES, DAILY FOOT STRETCHING IS VITAL TO UNCLENCH THE CONNECTIVE TISSUE IN YOUR FEET; SINCE TENDONS AND LIGAMENTS HAVE NO MEMORY."

AT OUR TORONTO FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINIC WE ARE VERY PROACTIVE WHERE WE HAVE THE PATIENT FULLY INVOLVED IN THEIR CARE.  THEY ARE INSTRUCTED ON PROPER FOOT WEAR, EXERCISES, STRETCHES, ICING, ETC. AS WELL AS HAVING HIS OR HERS CONDITION FULLY DESCRIBED AND EXPLAINED.  THE MORE INFORMED AND INVOLVED A PATIENT IS REGARDING THEIR HEALTH CARE, THE BETTER THE TREATMENT OUTCOME IS.  MANY OF THE THINGS THAT WE INSTRUCT THE PATIENT IN REQUIRES NO SPECIAL EQUIPMENT OR FANCY FACILITY BUT CAN BE PERFORMED BY ANYONE, ANYWHERE.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE WOULD LIKE TO EXPERIENCE THE ACADEY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINIC 'DIFFERENCE', THAN PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US AT 416-465-8737.

REMEMBER, WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY!

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




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