|Posted on September 14, 2017 at 8:50 AM||comments (7)|
Q. Why is it so important for diabetics to get regular foot care?
A: Diabetes can affect your feet in many different ways. Diabetes can cause nerve damage (neuropathy), changes in your skin, foot ulcers and poor circulation. Each of these changes can affect your everyday life. A foot ulcer that is left too long uncared for can result in serious ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 14, 2017 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Q. What is Plantar Fasciitis?
A: Plantar Fasciitis (PLAN-ter fash-ee_EYE-tus) is one of the more common causes of heel pain. It occurs when the Plantar Fascia, the ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes and supports your arch, becomes strained, swollen and/ or irritated.
Heel pain, caused by Plantar Fasciitis, can show as a s...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 12, 2017 at 3:35 PM||comments (1)|
Q. Can my feet really cause pain in my knees, hips and back?
A: YES!! Your feet are your foundation. If your foundation is not strong and functioning then your entire body can feel the strain.
When an individual suffers from an injured foot, they tend to limp. This overcompensation can cause your knees, hip and back to go out of alignment, which can cause discomfort and pain. If this strain co...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 7, 2017 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
Q. What is Metatarsalgia?
A: Metatarsalgia (met-uh-tahr-SAL-juh) is one of the more common causes of pain in the ball of your foot (the padded area under your toes). It occurs when the metatarsals of your foot become inflamed.
Metatarsalgia is a common over use injury. The primary symp...Read Full Post »
|Posted on April 18, 2017 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
Q. I think there is something in my foot. What do I do?
A: With bare foot season coming up this is a great question. We have all been there. Here are some simple steps to follow if you have stepped on something and it has broken the skin on your foot.
1. Check the area for any remaining foreign objects. If there is anything embedded in your foot, call your Chiropodist. Do not try to remove the o...Read Full Post »
|Posted on January 30, 2017 at 9:40 AM||comments (1)|
Q: What is a Chiropodist? Why would I go to a Chiropodist?
A: A chiropodist (pronounced ker-rah-po-dist) is a health care professional who specializes in assessment, management and prevention of diseases and disorders of the foot. We are foot specialists! You would book an appointment with a Chiropodist if you experience problems with any of the following:Read Full Post »
|Posted on December 13, 2016 at 11:20 AM||comments (0)|
Q. What Are Orthotics? How do they help with my foot pain?
A: Orthotic Devices, more commonly known as orthotics, are custom made inserts that are worn inside your shoe to control abnormal foot function.
Orthotics can be used to treat a variety of foot and lower leg conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, flat feet and improper foot alignment.
Orthotics offer your feet support and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM||comments (1)|
Q. What can I do to keep my feet from drying out and cracking this winter?
A:During the winter months it can be difficult to keep your skin soft and...Read Full Post »
|Posted on October 11, 2016 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
Erin Fairbanks B.Sc. D.Ch - Chiropodist
Q. What is Diabetic Neuropathy and how does it affect my feet?
A: Diabetic Neuropathy is a damaging of the nerves caused by diabetes.
Diabetic Neuropathy can have different symptoms depending on which nerves in your feet haveRead Full Post »
|Posted on May 13, 2016 at 11:20 AM||comments (1)|
Well...it's not a corn, a bunion or a wart! I have narrowed it down to either a Barbie shoe or a lego!
We have all been there. Walking along, bare foot, and OUCH! You step on something. Be it a Barbie shoe, lego or piece of glass.What do you do next? Here are some simple steps to follow if you have stepped on something and it has broken the skin on...Read Full Post »