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A small circular area, that has thickened due to shoe pressure or an underlying structural problem, such as a bunion or hammertoe.
They may become infected underneath and can thus become very painful. Corns are commonly found on, or in between, the toes as well as on the ball of the foot.
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A foot that has a low arch or none at all, which may cause pain in the feet, legs and back; may be hereditary or result from trauma or long term lack of support. These and other structural variations can adversely effect the foot’s ability to perform and may lead to back and joint pain. << Read More
Ball of foot pain is a painful disorder that affects the metatarsal joints. They become inflamed, usually due to excessive pressure over a long period of time. It can feel like "walking on pebbles" or can be a diffuse pain or burning. High heeled, pointy toe shoes, and being overweight are prime culprits. Metatarsalgia can also be caused by arthritis, trauma, hard floors and ill fitting foot wear. << Read More
A large thickened area of dead skin, often on the ball of the foot or bottom of the heel. It is caused by pressure on an underlying bone. << Read More
Diabetes may affect the nerves, circulation and skin of the foot. A small cut, blister, or corn can lead to serious complications resulting in an ulcer which, if left untreated, may lead to possible foot amputation. << Read More
Is caused by a highly contagious organism that causes nails to become thick, chipped, discoloured and brittle. There are many types of fungus that can take hold around and under the nail as well as on the skin. It is present in our environment, however the nail can become more susceptible to infection for a variety of reasons, including trauma to the nail, tightly fitting shoes, a weakened immune system, and untreated athletes foot, to name just a few. Due to the fact that it is highly contagious, care must be taken to keep from spreading it to other toes and to other people. << Read More
An often congenital abnormality that causes a toe to bend at the first joint in a claw-like position; also caused by flat or high arches;
may cause pain; often leads to corns. << Read More
Because of the normal aging of the body, the circulation within the feet may become lessened, leading to potentially serious complications. This can also lead to more basic foot problems such as corns, calluses, ingrown toenail fungus, and ulcers. This may also effect the nerves and the arches of the foot, leading to potentially debilitating foot, knee, hip, and back pain. << Read More
A bony protrusion on the side of the foot at the base of the big toe; often leads to calluses. Generally though to be inherited, though improperly fitting shoes will accelerate formation. It can be prevented by treating children with flat feet and other foot abnormalities with ORTHOTICS early, especially if they participate in sports activities. Also you should remember that each pair of feet has its own requirements and handing down shoes from one child to another is not recommended.
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An effective solution to help would be soft or accommodative custom made ORTHOTICS, which has proved to be very successful, by maintaining proper foot position, relieving mechanical stress and alleviating pressure on sensitive areas.
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PROFESSIONAL FOOT CARE FOR EVERYBODY ANCASTER FOOT CLINIC AND ORTHOTIC CENTER Offers a wide range of clinical services from routine footcare to complex biomechancial and gait analysis and proper custom made ORTHOTICS. We will examine your feet first and clearly explain what is wrong and what can be done to relieve the problem. << Read More.
Arch pain and heel pain can be caused by plantar fasciitis which is inflammation of the tendon like tissue (fascia) which attaches from the heel to the toes along the arch. This fascia can actually tear away from the heel bone from such things as overexertion, structural deformity, excess weight, flat feet, high arches, in toeing, etc. The pain is usually worse in the morning with the first few steps. A heel spur can develop where the fascia is tearing away from the heel bone. This condition is frequently seen in runners, active professionals, predisposed by high or flat arches. In such cases, biomechanical examination of the foot and custom-made ORTHOTICS may be a big help. << Read More.
A wart is a growth on the skin caused by a virus. It can be found anywhere on the foot. Plantar warts are covered with callus tissue and found growing inward on the bottom of the foot. A wart can be confused with a corn as it can look identical, but a chiropodist can distinguish the difference. A wart can be quite painful and is highly contagious. If left untreated, warts can multiply and also spread to other people.
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