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TORONTO PODIATRIST, MR. ROBERT CHELIN IN AN ARTICLE IN THE TORONTO STAR ON 25/06/2013 DISCUSSES BUNIONS.  TORONTO PODIATRIST MR. CHELIN STATES, "A BUNION IS A 'SOFT TISSUE MALADY' THAT EVENTUALLY LEADS TO THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE BIG TOE JOINT, WHICH THEN LEADS TO PAIN AND IRRITATED SKIN.  IN SEVERE CASES THE BIG TOE CAN START TO TURN INWARDS.  BUNIONS ARE HEREDITARY, AND CAN ALSO BE CAUSED BY ILL FITTING SHOES, HIGH HEELS (SUFFERERS ARE MOSTLY WOMEN) AND VARIOUS ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS, SUCH AS WALKING ON CONCRETE TOO OFTEN."

FOR YOU INFORMATION OUR FOOT CLINIC DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT WALKING ON CONCRETE CAN CAUSE OR EXACERBATE THE FORMATION OF BUNIONS.  WALKING ON ANY SURFACE WITH A GENETIC PREDISPOSITION WITHOUT THE PROPER SUPPORT  SUCH AS CUSTOM ORTHOTICS CAN AGGRAVATE BUNIONS.

PODIATRIST, MR. CHELIN STATES, "IF THEY ARE RECOGNIZED EARLY, BUNIONS CAN BE EASILY TREATED. THEY HAVE BUNION NIGHT SPLINTS LIKE (TEETH) RETAINERS, THAT IN MILD CASES THE OVERNIGHT SPLINT OFTEN GRADUALLY STRAIGHTENS OUT THE TOE.  IT IS IDEAL TO CORRECT THE MALADY AT AN EARLY STAGE BUT THAT IN EVEN THE MORE SEVERE CASES THERE IS HOPE.  THE ENLARGED AREA CAN BE 'SHAVED' OR AN OPERATION TO ALIGN THE TOE TO ITS PROPER ANGLE."

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS BELIEVES IN CONSERVATIVE FOOT CARE WHENEVER POSSIBLE AND AVOID THE USE OF MEDICATIONS AND SURGERY WHENEVER POSSIBLE.  THERE IS NO DRUG OR SURGERY THAT DOES NOT HAVE SIDE EFFECTS.  IN SOME CASES BECAUSE OF COMPLICATIONS THE PATIENT ACTUALLY ENDS UP WORSE AFTER THE SURGERY THAN BEFORE.  IN THE CASE OF THE FOOT THIS IS NOT GOOD NEWS AS WITHOUT A FUNCTIONING FOOT A PERSON COULD FIND THEMSELVES IN MORE DIFFICULTY IN REGARDS TO MOBILITY.  WE WOULD NEVER TELL A PERSON WHO HAS A BUNION TO HAVE SURGERY FOR PURELY COSMETIC REASONS AS COSMETIC FOOT SURGERY IS BORDERING ON THE UNETHICAL.

ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS TREATS MANY PATIIENTS CONSERVATIVELY FOR BUNIONS AND ONLY A HANDFUL HAVE HAD TO RESORT TO BUNION SURGERY.  THE TORONTO PODIATRIST WHOM WE REFER OUR PATIENTS TO FOR BUNION SURGERY IS SHELDON NADAL, A VERY PERSONABLE AND KNOWLEDGEABLE TORONTO PODIATRIST.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE HONEST, COMPETENT ADVICE ON FOOT RELATED ISSUES, 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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