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

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I WAS IN PRACTICE FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND SAW THOUSANDS OF PATIENTS WHO PRESENTED SYMPTOMATICALLY AND ASYMPTOMATICALLY WITH BUNIONS, BETTER KNOWN IN THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY AS HALUX VALGUS.  MOST CASES ARE ASYMPTOMATIC WHICH MEANS THAT THE PATIENT HAS NO PAIN, JUST THE DEFORMITY.

 MOST OF THESE CASES ARE HEREDITARY AND CAN BE AGGRAVATED BY WEARING IMPROPER SHOES (POINTY) AND/OR HIGH HEELS AND AS A RESULT MOST PEOPLE WITH BUNIONS ARE FEMALE.  MOST FEMALES ARE FASHION CONSCIOUS AND IT IS HARD IN MANY CASES TO HAVE THEM CHANGE THEIR FOOTWEAR.  THERE IS A SAYING WHICH APPLIES TO MAINLY FEMALES IS 'THAT IS NOT HOW YOU FEEL, BUT RATHER HOW YOU LOOK', TO THE DETRIMENT TO THEIR FOOT HEALTH IN MANY CASES.

I HAVE HAD MANY FEMALE PATIENTS DECIDE TO HAVE A PAIN FREE BUNION OPERATED ON FOR COSMETIC REASONS ONLY TO HAVE A FOOT THAT LOOKS BETTER BUT IS NOW PAINFUL AS THE RESULTING LOSS OF FUNCTION IN THEIR BIOMECHANICS DUE TO THE FUSION, PINS, ETC THAT ARE INVOLVED IN THE SURGERY.

 WE ALWAYS RECOMMEND CONSERVATIVE TREATMENT FIRST IN THE CASE OF A PAINFUL BUNION.  THIS WOULD INVOLVE HAVING THE PATIENT BUY SHOES THAT ARE WIDE ENOUGH IN THE TOEBOX TO ACCOMMODATE THE BUNION, WEARING CUSTOM MADE SHOES AND AVOIDING HEELS.  WE WOULD INSTRUCT THE PATIENT IN HOME CARE INCLUDING STRETCHING, EXERCISES AND ICE AND REST.  IN OUR FOOT CLINIC WE PROVIDE ART (ACTIVE RELEASE THERAPY), INTERFERENTIAL CURRENT, ULTRASOUND,  LASER AND MOBILIZATION.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE HAVE BUNIONS AND WOULD LIKE HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR FOOT CARE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT OUR FOOT CLINIC AT 416-465-8737.

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

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