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TORONTO PODIATRIST, HARTLEY MILTCHIN IN A RECENT EDITION OF CHATELAINE 1/31/14 STATES, "IGNORING FOOT PAIN IS THE NORMAL HUMAN RESPONSE, BUT NOT THE RIGHT ONE. IN FACT, IT'S AKIN TO IGNORING A MYSTERIOUS RATTLE UNDER THE HOOD OF YOUR CAR.  THE TROUBLE WITH FOOT PAIN -- AND ENGINE RATTLES -- IS THAT THEY SELDOM GO AWAY ON THEIR OWN AND USUALLY INDICATE THAT SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG AND ONLY LIKELY TO GET WORSE."

TORONTO PODIATRIST MILTCHIN STATES, "MOST PEOPLE THINK BUNIONS ARE BUMPS THAT GROW ON THE SIDES OF FEET, BUT WHAT YOU'RE SEEING IS ACTUALLY THE HEAD OF THE BONE -- IT'S NOT SOMETHING GROWING, BUT BONE MOVING.  IF YOU OVERPRONATE, WHEN YOUR HEEL HITS THE GROUND, YOUR FOOT ROLLS TOWARD THE BIG TOE AS YOU PROPEL YOURSELF FORWARD. THIS IS TOUGH ON THE TOE BECAUSE, UNLIKE STRAIGHT WALKERS, OVERPRONATORS HIT THEIR BIG TOES HARDER EVERY TIME THEY WALK.  IT PUTS EXTRA STRESS ON THE TOE JOINT AND PUSHES IT OUT TO THE SIDE, SO THAT THE BONES AND JOINTS BECOME MISALIGNED, CAUSING A BUNION."

DR. HARDY, OWNER OF ACADEMY FOOT AND ORTHOTIC CLINICS SEES A LOT OF PATIENTS WITH BUNIONS AT HIS TORONTO FOOT CLINIC.  OUR APPROACH TO THIS CONDITION AS WITH ALL FOOT CONDITIONS WE SEE AT OUR FOOT CLINIC IS TO DEAL WITH THE SITUATION CONSERVATIVELY.  WE ALWAYS TRY TO AVOID MEDICATIONS AND SURGERY WHEREVER POSSIBLE AS THERE IS NO SURGICAL PROCEDURE OR DRUG THAT DOES NOT CARRY WITH IT THE POSSIBILITY OF SERIOUS RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS.  I HAVE HAD SEVERAL PATIENTS OPT FOR SURGERY TO CORRECT COSMETICALLY A NON-PAINFUL BUNION ONLY TO NOW HAVE A SYMPTOMATICALLY PAINFUL AND NON-FUNCTIONAL FOOT, ALTHOUGH COSMETICALLY THE FOOT LOOKED NORMAL.  WE ALWAYS OPT FOR FUNCTION OVER APPEARANCE.  THE MAJORITY OF PATIENTS DO NOT REQUIRE EXPENSIVE BUNION SURGERY AND MOST CASES CAN BE SOLVED WITH WEARING PROPER FOOTWEAR, PHYSICAL THERAPY WHICH OUR CLINIC HAS AN EXPANSIVE ARRAY OF AS WELL AS CUSTOM ORTHOTICS, STRETCHES, EXERCISES AND ICE.

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 ORTHITIC CLINICS AT 416-465-8737 TODAY.  REMEMBER WE ALWAYS TREAT OUR PATIENTS LIKE FAMILY!

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416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist
Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE
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