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THIS YEAR TORONTO'S FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS IS HOLDING THEIR ANNUAL XMAS PARTY AT THE KEG MANSION ON JARVIS STREET ON MONDAY, DECEMBER 4TH, 2017.

THIS BUILDING IS VERY HISTORIC WITH A GRAND HISTORY.  WE HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THE KEG AND ESPECIALLY THE MANSION.

WE NOW HAVE 23 EMPLOYEES IN OUR TEAM AND HAVE BOOKED FOR 40 PEOPLE.  WE HAVE HAD AN AMAZING YEAR AND JUST CONTINUE TO GROW AND IMPROVE OUR CLINIC WITH NEW EQUIPMENT.

 

 

 


 

 

 

A seam rubbing up against your bunion is the last thing you want when you’re hitting the track or treadmill. To make sure your shoes don’t aggravate your bunion, make sure you try on the shoe, and do it later in the day when your foot is more swollen, says Dr. Amir Assili, a podiatrist at Shady Grove Podiatry in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 
 
Dr. Amir Assili
 
 
If you try on a shoe in the morning, the seam may not put pressure on the bunion, but it might as the day goes on and your feet expand. Therefore, it’s important to look for shoes with well-placed seams or even no seam at all.
 
Source: Tamekia Resse, Women’s Health Magazine [11/26/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.  
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

 

 


 

 

 

"The configuration of the nail borders on some people's toes are significantly curved inward and as such, the nail has a predisposition to becoming ingrown," says Mark Hinkes, DPM, a podiatrist at Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville, TN, who is board-certified in foot surgery and wound care. "In this situation, the person is confronted with the nail borders being tender and just about to become ingrown." This situation makes wearing closed shoes painful and can cause functional disability, preventing people from persuing their normal activities. 
 
Dr. Mark Hinkes
 
 
Many people elect to try over-the-counter medications. "These products usually contain salicylic acid, a chemical which destroys human tissue painlessly. On a temporary basis, using medications like this may relieve the symptoms of the problem, but it will not eliminate the problem," says Hinkes. 
 
Source: Judy Koutsky, Reader's Digest [11/27/17] Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.  Brought to you by Doctor Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 

 


 

 

It may seem extravagant, but you should have two pairs of clippers in your medicine cabinet. Toenail clippers are larger, both in width and thickness, than your typical fingernail clippers, which allows you to make smoother cuts, says Christopher R. Hood Jr., DPM of Premier Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in Pottstown, PA.
 
Dr. Christopher Hood
 
 
“Use your toenail clippers just for your toes, and use the smaller clipper for your fingernails to not transmit foot fungus or bacteria to your fingernails, or vice versa,” says Dr. Hood. And make sure to clean your clippers after each use. “This can be as easy as soaking in dish detergent or anti-bacterial soap with warm/hot water for 10 to 15 minutes, and then drying  (them) afterwards so they do not become rusty,” he says.
 
Source: Emily Shiffer, Men’s Health [10/30/17]
 
Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.  
 
Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.
 
 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

On October 25, 2017, Canadian podiatrist Sheldon Nadal, DPM, lectured on the Modified Wilson Osteotomy, a minimally invasive approach for the surgical treatment of hallux valgus, at the International Surgery and Ortho Conference held in Toronto, Canada. In attendance were doctors from China, the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria, Pakistan, India, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Scotland, Spain, Egypt, Belgium, Bangladesh, Nepal, Mexico, and the U.S.

Dr. Sheldon Nadal

Dr.  Nadal discussed the indications, instrumentation, and technique for this bunion procedure as well as advantages of minimally invasive foot surgery. These include less soft tissue trauma, which can result in less post-operative pain and disability, earlier ambulation, as well as reduced need for post-operative narcotic analgesia.

 

Courtesy of Barry Block, editor of PM News.  

 

Brought to you by Doctor John A. Hardy, owner of Toronto's Foot Clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic Clinics.

 

 

 




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