Preventing Foot and Leg Cramps for Runners

With summer comes a slew of first time joggers and people expanding their fitness routines! One of the most common complaints that long distance runners have is their foot and leg cramps after a run. At McQuistan Chiropody, we see athletes regularly who are trying to find solutions to their foot and leg cramps. There…

prep your feet for sandal season

Prepping Your Feet for Sandal Season

Better late than never! Sandal season is finally upon us. After months of boots, socks, and trying to keep our toes warm, we can finally break out the sandals and show them off. While some of us diligently keep up our foot care routines during the winter months, many people let this fall to the…

How to Manage Sweaty Feet

It’s common to have sweaty feet sometimes, however extreme feet sweating can indicate a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Sweaty feet can additionally lead to different health issues, including foot odor, athlete’s foot, and toenail fungus. According to the International Hyperhidrosis Society, hyperhidrosis impacts 5% of individuals worldwide. In this condition, the sweat glands on the…

Nail Fungus: Is it Normal?

Nail fungus is an infection that affects the nails on both the hands and feet, and can spread to the surrounding skin causing a more severe fungal infection if left untreated. Toe nail fungus can be irritating, unsightly, itchy, and in some cases painful, but is it normal? At our Hamilton chiropody clinics, we see…

Corns and Calluses – Are They Normal?

Corns and calluses are some of the most common conditions we see at our chiropody Hamilton clinic. The body forms these on the feet to protect sensitive skin, but both have their subtle differences. Typically, they are harmless and do not cause any pain or discomfort. Sometimes, however, they can create more problems or cause…

What Does a “Foot Clinic” Do?

A foot clinic specializes in the care and health of feet and ankles. A foot doctor, professionally known as a chiropodist, treat a wide variety of foot and ankle conditions through both surgical and nonsurgical approaches. You should visit a foot clinic and chiropodist if you’re experiencing any long term or new issues with your…

Foot Care for Children: Buying Shoes

Back to school time is here, and with the new clothing, backpacks, school supplies, lunchboxes, and haircuts comes shoe shopping. For many parents and children alike, shoe shopping can be a nightmare of an experience. Ensuring your children are getting shoes that fit fight and offer the best support while still being stylish and trendy…

Athlete’s Foot FAQ

At McQuistan Chiropody, athlete’s foot is one of the most common foot conditions that we see. Easy to contract, many patients try to treat it with at-home remedies that are unsuccessful. Athlete’s foot is simple for a chiropodist to treat with the right medications and diagnosis. There can sometimes be different causes of athlete’s foot…