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August 29, 2019

Toe DeformitiesToe deformities are one of the common foot problems. It is caused by abnormal positioning of your foot bones, inadequate biomechanics and some specific diseases that affect the bones and tissues of your foot. It can affect the alignment of your bones, tissues, joints as well as change the arrangement of the weight-bearing joints such as knees and hips. All this end up with several severe problems. The common toe deformities are:

  • Claw Toes
  • Hammertoes
  • Mallet Toes

Cause Several things cause toe deformities, and it can be present at birth or can occur later due to wearing uncomfortable shoes. Some certain health conditions like diabetes, stroke, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis that affect your muscles and nerves functioning can cause toe deformities. Signs You may feel pain when wearing shoes or get difficulty in finding comfortable

Posted in Heel Pain by site-manager
March 26, 2019

Foot ProblemsOrthotics are devices that are made to align your foot in the anatomically efficient position. They help to lower the stress and strain on your body by putting your feet into the alignment. Using orthotics, you will not need to include other devices like foot pads, ankle braces, shoe inserts and other similar devices. Anyone suffering from pain in the foot, leg, knee, back, arch and heel can use the orthotics to lower the pain. Apart from this, the other foot problems when you may need orthotics are as given below:

  • Plantar Fasciitis It is one of the common reasons behind the heel pain that is caused by the trauma to the heel. Although plantar fasciitis can be found in all age groups, it is especially found in the middle-aged people and mostly happens due to high arches, excess weight, etc.
  • Flat Feet Flat feet caused by genetics or can develop with your growing ag

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January 11, 2019

Why custom orthotics are essential for diabetic patientsAs the saying goes: ‘prevention is the best cure!’. It goes without saying; diabetic feet require extra attention and care. From pressure sores to neuropathy, diabetic feet face an array of discomfort. At Bramalea Healthcare, it is our mission to prevent these issues at the root. Our certified Chiropodist will conduct a full assessment of your toenails, skin as well as your GAIT. We offer a range of diabetic socks to cushion your feet and promote circulation. Further the customized orthotics are covered with Plastazote©, a material used by Chiropodists that is specially formulated to provide a glove-fit of the patients foot, preventing any rubbing which often leads to ulcers and blisters. The common cause of excess friction is over-pronation (rolling in of the foot and flattening of arches). Our custom orthotics corrects this by evenly distributing body weight over the entire surface of the foot, thereby reducing friction and pressure. Schedul

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November 29, 2018

3 Most Common Foot & Ankle Injuries Athletes Suffer FromDo you know, approx 25% of athletic injuries take place in foot or ankle? The people who take part in sports like running, jumping, football, basketball or other games mostly suffer from this type of injuries. No matter, how many years training they have in games, the injuries just happen and become difficult to avoid. Sometimes, it could be you who lost the balance or could be the circumstances that were not in your favor. One should always remember that the foot and ankle injuries should be given immediate attention to recover soon. Your ignorance can put you in bigger health issue. Below are some major health injuries you need to prevent yourself. Ankle Fracture The ankle fracture is one of the common issues that cause of putting the amount of stress on

Posted in Heel Pain by site-manager
October 30, 2018

Easy And Simple 5 Tips Preventing Heel PainOne of the common health issues is heel pain often occurs under the heel or sometimes just behind it. Rarely, it can affect the side of the heel. This kind of pain appears due to plantar fasciitis. It can affect the inner or outer side of the heel or foot. The pain never causes by an injury, it just comes & goes and sometimes become chronic. In case, you don’t consider the treatment of heel pain, it can gradually become an injury. So, here are some tips you can use to get rid of heel pain easily. Stretch Regularly For maximum 10 to 15 minutes, stretch out the connective tissues and muscles such as calf muscle and achilles tendon. It is a kind of exercise for the tissues responsible for uncomfortable heel. Wear Comfortable Footwear Make sure to wear accurate size footwear. Too loo

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