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

8 Things That Could Be Making Your Neuroma Worse

8 Things That Could Be Making Your Neuroma Worse

A neuroma, also called a pinched nerve or a nerve tumour, is a painful condition of the foot caused by the growth of benign tissue in between the third and fourth toes. Patients might feel a tingling sensation, burning, or numbness in their toes and the ball of the...

8 Things You Can Do to Relieve Arthritic Ankle Pain

8 Things You Can Do to Relieve Arthritic Ankle Pain

One of the most common causes of ankle pain is arthritis in the foot. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to reduce your painful symptoms, such as wearing supportive shoes, doing low-impact exercise, and maintaining a healthy weight. At Island Foot...

How Do You Know When Foot Pain Is Serious?

How Do You Know When Foot Pain Is Serious?

Foot pain can be an extremely debilitating condition, especially for active people. If you've been suffering from painful symptoms for a while, you might wonder whether it's time to see your specialist in Kelowna, BC or Victoria, BC. While many foot conditions can be...

Ask a Foot Doctor: What Are the Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?

Ask a Foot Doctor: What Are the Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis?

If you've ever had plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes significant heel pain, you know how debilitating it is. You have trouble walking more than a few steps, and every time you move, you feel pain. Usually, fasciitis goes away on its own, but if you've tried...

8 Possible Reasons for Big Toe Pain (and What to Do About Them)

8 Possible Reasons for Big Toe Pain (and What to Do About Them)

Most people experience big toe pain at some point in life. There are many reasons why your toe might hurt. Some of them, such as an ingrown toenail or a fracture, are temporary, and they usually go away after a one-time intervention. Others, like bunions and...

Why You Should Never Let a Foot Infection Go Untreated

Why You Should Never Let a Foot Infection Go Untreated

The tissues in your foot can get infected, either as a result of an accident, because of a pre-existing condition like diabetes, or due to a fungus. Once you contract a foot infection, it can be extremely hard to get rid of. While some infections are harmless, others...

What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of Plantar Warts?

What’s the Best Way to Get Rid of Plantar Warts?

A plantar wart is a growth on the bottom of your foot caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It is usually circular or oval in appearance, and there might be just one or several. Because the foot bears a lot of pressure, the wart might start to grow inwards...

What Are the Causes of Arthritis in the Foot?

What Are the Causes of Arthritis in the Foot?

Arthritis is a painful and potentially debilitating condition that can affect various joints in your body. When it's present in the feet, it can prevent you from walking and completing your normal daily activities. Here in Kelowna, BC and Victoria, BC, we treat...

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...

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