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TORONTO CHIROPODIST, D.Ch., B.Sc., PODIATRIC MEDICINE

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A BUNION IS A DEFORMITY OF THE JOINT AT THE BASE OF THE BIG TOE.  WOMEN EXPERIENCE THIS DEFORMITY MORE THAN MEN.  AS BUNIONS DEVELOP, THE BIG TOE GETS PUSHED FORWARD TOWARDS THE OTHER TOES, AND THE BUMP ON THE SIDE OF THE FOOT BECOMES LARGER.  SURGERY IS USUALLY NOT THE ANSWER AS THE MAJORITY OF BUNIONS CAN BE TREATED CONSERVATIVELY.

 

WEARING POORLY FITTING SHOES IS A MAJOR CONTRIBUTOR TO BUNION DEVELOPMENT, THEREFORE ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO TREAT OR PREVENT BUNIONS IS TO WEAR SHOES THAT FIT WELL.  SHOES WITH A LOW HEEL AND A WIDE TOE BOX IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE THE FOREFOOT.  PEOPLE SHOULD ALSO HAVE THERE FEET MEASURED PERIODICALLY AS YOUR FEET CONTINUE TO GROW AS YOU AGE.  ALSO, ONE FOOT IS USUALLY LARGER THAN THE OTHER AND YOU SHOULD BUY SHOES TO FIT THE LARGE FOOT.

WEARING CUSTOM-MADE ORTHOTICS IS VERY HELPFUL TO PREVENT BUNIONS OR PREVENT THEM FROM BECOMING WORSE.  THE ORTHOTIC SUPPORTS THE FOOT IN THE CORRECT POSITION AND ALIGNS THE FOOT, REDUCING PRESSURE ON THE BUNION.  EVEN IF A PERSON DOES OPT FOR SURGERY, THEY ALSO NEED CUSTOM ORTHOTICS.

IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING PAIN FROM BUNIONS THEN PHYSICAL THERAPY, ICE, STRETCHING AND EXERCISES ARE EXTREMELY EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING OR ELIMINATING PAIN.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE ARE CONSIDERING BUNION SURGERY, PLEASE CONSULT MY TORONTO FOOT CLINIC FOR A CONSULTATION.  WE HAVE SAVED 100'S OF PATIENTS FROM UNNECESSARY BUNION AND FOOT SURGERY.  NEVER EVER CONTEMPLATE FOOT SURGERY FOR COSMETIC REASONS.  BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THERE ARE ACTUALLY SOME PODIATRISTS WHO SLICE OFF PORTIONS OF YOUR TOES IN ORDER TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR YOUR FEET TO FIT INTO HIGH HEELS.  NO PERSON SHOULD EVER WEAR HIGH HEELS.

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

 

 

 

 

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Academy Clinics has a special interest in high quality custom orthotics.

 

416-465-8737

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