Foot Care Blog

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

Will a Neuroma Go Away on Its Own?

Will a Neuroma Go Away on Its Own?

A morton's neuroma is a swelling along the foot nerve responsible for transporting feelings from the toes. This swelling is benign (noncancerous), but it can cause a number of uncomfortable symptoms. Among the most common symptoms of this condition are pain that...

How Can You Fix Bunions Without Surgery?

How Can You Fix Bunions Without Surgery?

People who suffer from bunions know the constant irritation they can cause. They can rub against shoes, causing pain with every step. You may find yourself changing shoe types or sizes to accommodate this condition. Our team at Island Foot Clinics is here to provide...

Foot Pain FAQs: What Is a Stress Fracture?

Foot Pain FAQs: What Is a Stress Fracture?

Did you know that foot pain, tenderness, and swelling could actually indicate a stress fracture? While these symptoms are usually associated with a minor injury like a sprain, athletes, and people with osteoporosis should always see a doctor to rule out a fractured...

7 Things to Do When Experiencing Pain in the Heel

7 Things to Do When Experiencing Pain in the Heel

There are several reasons why people of all ages experience pain in the heel. Some have a condition called plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the foot's fascia, while others experience problems due to shortened tendons. Often, heel pain can be cured at...

What Is Causing Your Ankle Pain?

What Is Causing Your Ankle Pain?

Ankle pain is a common problem that affects millions of people every year, and it can be caused by an acute injury such as a fracture or by a longer-term issue like wear and tear or tendonitis. If you play sports, are overweight, or are over the age of 65, it's likely...

7 Ways You Could Be Making Arch Pain Worse

7 Ways You Could Be Making Arch Pain Worse

There are many reasons why residents of Victoria, BC and Kelowna, BC might be experiencing arch pain. While some people suffer from this issue temporarily due to a ligament sprain or a muscle strain, others have a more permanent condition. For example, they might have...

How Do You Know if You Have a Foot Infection?

How Do You Know if You Have a Foot Infection?

Problems with the feet are incredibly disruptive, and they can prevent us from moving around freely or participating in our favourite activities. If you experience swelling, tenderness, fluid leaks, or a strange odour on your feet, you shouldn't delay contacting your...

How Do You Get Rid of Pain in Your Big Toe?

How Do You Get Rid of Pain in Your Big Toe?

We can of course experience discomfort in any one of our toes, but the big toe seems to be particularly prone to pain and injury. It is the most likely to take the brunt of an impact, and also experiences more pressure and friction from our footwear. At Island Foot...

Heel Pain When Walking? Find Treatment Today

Heel Pain When Walking? Find Treatment Today

We rely on our feet every day to help us get from place to place. When our feet hurt, we tend to have a difficult time completing daily tasks such as work, errands, and recreation activities like exercise. If you are experiencing heel pain when walking, then it may be...

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