Foot Care Blog

Topics to help you learn about podiatry and taking care of your feet!

Ask a Foot Doctor: How Can You Tell If a Sprain Is Serious?

Ask a Foot Doctor: How Can You Tell If a Sprain Is Serious?

Each of our feet is made up of 26 bones, 30 joints, and over 100 muscles, tendons, and ligaments. With so many structures interacting when you walk, run, or jump, it's no wonder that the feet sometimes get injured, particularly when you participate in sports. While a...

Flat Feet at an Early Age: Does Your Child Need a Podiatrist?

Flat Feet at an Early Age: Does Your Child Need a Podiatrist?

There are many different foot shapes, ranging from very arched to average to flat. While all of them can be normal, flat feet sometimes present a problem if they cause pain or affect the way the person walks. If you have noticed that your child's feet are flat, you...

How Can You Treat Neuroma in the Feet?

How Can You Treat Neuroma in the Feet?

Neuroma, also called a nerve tumor or pinched nerve, is a painful condition that may cause burning, tingling, or other symptoms spreading from the ball of the foot to the third or fourth toe. However, if you suffer from this condition, you don't have to settle for...

7 Ways a Foot Doctor Can Treat Painful Blisters

7 Ways a Foot Doctor Can Treat Painful Blisters

Blisters are a common concern for many people, and there have been several studies over the years that have shown how some people are more susceptible to this type of injury than others. Although most people can heal on their own, you might want to see a foot doctor...

Foot Care You Should Be Doing Every Week

Foot Care You Should Be Doing Every Week

We are careful about properly maintaining most parts of our bodies, from the critical care of our hearts, joints, and muscles to the more superficial, external aspects like hair and nail care. Many people, however, tend to neglect their feet, which can lead to several...

How Long Does It Take to Treat Fungal Toenails?

How Long Does It Take to Treat Fungal Toenails?

Your feet are the foundation of your balance, mobility, and your health. Although you may not think about it, the heath of your toenails is incredibly important for your overall hygiene and health. This is why treating toenail issues is important as soon as they are...

What Is the Difference Between Corns and Calluses?

What Is the Difference Between Corns and Calluses?

Corns and calluses are an extremely common foot complaint amongst adults of all ages. At our foot clinic in Kelowna, patients often ask about the difference between these two conditions and if it is necessary to see a foot doctor. While they are very similar, there...

12 Common Diabetic Foot Problems and Symptoms

12 Common Diabetic Foot Problems and Symptoms

For people living with diabetes, having an overabundance of glucose in your blood for long periods of time can cause serious foot problems. While many people can have a variety of concerns about their feet, those with diabetes have an increased risk of these issues...

Will Athlete’s Foot Go Away on Its Own?

Will Athlete’s Foot Go Away on Its Own?

Athlete's foot is an extremely common fungal infection that can affect the feet. Many people will suffer from it at some point in their lives. Here at Island Foot Clinics in Kelowna, we are often asked if treatment is necessary, or will the infection go away on its...

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