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Foot Health Guidelines

  1. Never ignore foot pain. It is not normal and you should contact our Toronto foot clinic, Academy Foot and Orthotic clinic if you experience any type of persistent pain in your foot or ankle.
  2. Inspect your feet on a regular basis – daily if you are diabetic. Take notice of changes in colour and temperature. Look for thick or discoloured nails (a telltale sign of developing fungus) and check for cracks or cuts in the skin. Peeling or scaling on the soles of feet may indicate athlete's foot. Keep in mind that any growth on your foot is not considered normal.
  3. Wash your feet regularly, especially between the toes. Be sure to dry your feet and toes completely.
  4. Trim toenails straight across, but not too short. Be careful not to cut nails in corners or on the sides as this can lead to ingrown toenails. If you have diabetes, poor circulation or heart problems, you should not treat your own feet as they are more prone to infection.
  5. Wear comfortable shoes that fit properly. We advise you to purchase new shoes later in the day when feet tend to be at their largest. Replace worn out shoes as soon as possible.
  6. Select and wear the right shoe for your specific sport or activity.
  7. It’s a good idea to alternate shoes. Don't wear the same pair of shoes every day.
  8. Avoid walking barefoot. Your feet will be more prone to injury and infection. If you are at the beach or wearing sandals, always use sunblock on your feet.
  9. Be cautious when using home remedies for foot ailments. Self-treatment may turn a minor problem into a major one.
  10. If you are a diabetic, please contact our office and schedule a check-up at least once a year.
 
 

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Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

Across from the Broadview Subway
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CHIROPODIST / FOOT SPECIALIST,  B.Sc. PODIATRIC MEDICINE / ACADEMY FOOT & ORTHOTIC CLINICS, 752 Broadview Ave , Toronto ON, M4K 2P1 416-465-8737