Arthritis/Joint Pain

While there are many types of arthritis the two most common forms affecting the feet are: Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the major form of arthritis and is known as the “wear and tear” disorder. It can affect any joint. The big toe is especially susceptible due to the tremendous amounts of pressure that…

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Thick & Fungal

Onychauxis What is it? Onychauxis is a thickening (hypertrophy) of the nail plate. Onychogryphosis is long-standing thickening, in which typically a curved hooked nail (ram’s horn nail) occurs. What does it look like? The nail appears thicker and more yellow. How do you treat it? A chiropodist can use a special hand drill, to reduce…

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Heel Fissures

Having our feet bare while wearing sandals or flip flops is a favorite past time during our relatively short summers. However, the skin and heels can get very dry causing fissures to develop. This can be particularly painful around the heel edge. It can also lead to potentially serious problems if you have diabetes. Fungal…

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Heel/Arch/Knee/Foot Pain

Often when a person experiences heel, arch, knee or foot pain it is associated with complications of poor foot function. Typically, an orthotic is the prescribed medical device to address these issues. An orthotic is custom-made and is uniquely designed for a specific foot and NO ONE ELSE’S. For this reason, an orthotic is not…

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