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  • NOBODY WANTS BUNION SURGERY! CONTACT DR. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS TODAY! WE CAN SHOW YOU HOW TO AVOID BUNION SURGERY!

DR. HARDY HAS SAVED MANY PATIENTS FROM NEEDLESS BUNION SURGERY.  THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS WHO DEVELOP BUNIONS ARE WOMEN FOR SEVERAL REASONS.  FIRST THEY LIKE TO WEAR POINTY SHOES WHICH MOULD THE TOES IN AN ABNORMAL POSITION OVER TIME AS WELL AS THE USE OF HEELS WHICH PUTS ALL THE WEIGHT OF THE BODY ONTO THE FOREFOOT.  THESE FORCES OVER TIME TEND TO REPOSITION THE BONES OF THE FOOT.  THERE IS ALSO A HEREDITARY COMPONENT THAT ALSO IS A LARGE PIECE OF THE PUZZLE TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF BUNIONS.  MOST PATIENTS THAT OPT FOR BUNION SURGERY DO SO MORE FOR COSMETIC REASON WHICH IS WRONG.  FUNCTION ALWAYS TRUMPS AESTHETICS.  

I HAVE HAD MANY PATIENTS WHO AGAINST MY GOOD ADVICE DECIDED TO HAVE SURGERY ON THEIR BUNION(S) FOR COSMETIC REASONS WHILE HAVING A PAIN FREE FOOT ONLY TO END UP WITH A FIRST TOE THAT WAS NOW STRAIGHT WITH A SCAR AND DECREASED FUNCTION WHICH IS NOW PAINFUL. ONE OF MY PATIENTS ACTUALLY BECAME NON AMBULATORY AFTER THE SURGERY WHO WAS PAIN FREE BEFORE.  ASK THIS PATIENT IF THEY WISHED THAT THEY HADN'T MADE THAT DECISION FOR SURGERY.

AT MY TORONTO FOOT CLINIC WE TREAT BUNIONS IN A CONSERVATIVE MANNER.  THAT MEANS THAT WE ALWAYS AVOID NEEDLESS SURGERY AND DRUGS AT ALL COSTS.  THERE IS NO SURGERY OR MEDICATION THAT DO NOT CARRY WITH THEM SERIOUS SIDE-EFFECT, INCLUDING LIFE THREATENING SIDE EFFECTS.

THE FIRST THING AFTER A COMPLETE ORTHOPEDIC ASSESSMENT IS THAT ORTHOTICS ARE USUALLY PRESCRIBED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FOOT IS SUPPORTED IN THE PROPER POSITION.  WE MAKE SURE THAT THE PATIENT IS WEARING PROPER FOOTWEAR WITH A TOE BOX WIDE ENOUGH TO ACCOMMODATE THE FOREFOOT.  IF THE PATIENT IS EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS WE HAD A COMPLETE RANGE OF THE LATEST PHYSICAL THERAPY EQUIPMENT.  WE ALSO EDUCATE OUR PATIENTS IN HOME CARE WITH HOW TO DO R.I.C.E. (REST, ICE, COMPRESSION, ELEVATION) AS WELL AS EXERCISES AND STRETCHING.

IF YOU OR A LOVED ONE REQUIRES HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE OR FOOT CARE, PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT DR. HARDY, OWNER OF TORONTO FOOT CLINIC, ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS AT 416-465-8737.  FOOT SPECIALISTS WHO ALWAYS GO THE EXTRA MILE!

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

 

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist
Academy Foot and Orthotic

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Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

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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