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Plantar Wart vs. Callus: How to Tell the Difference

Plantar Wart vs. Callus: How to Tell the Difference

The sole of the foot is strong and tough by nature, supporting you at every step. When growths develop on the bottom of your foot, you may have a callus or a wart. Eliminating the problem area as soon as possible is the key to minimizing discomfort and avoiding a...

8 Things You Can Do About Foot Arthritis

8 Things You Can Do About Foot Arthritis

As we grow older, suffering from arthritis in the foot is one of the most common pains that many people face at some point in their life. Joints and tendons throughout your body begin to show signs of wear and tear from their use and exertion over the years, leading...

How Long Does It Take for Achilles Bursitis to Heal?

How Long Does It Take for Achilles Bursitis to Heal?

The Achilles tendon attaches the calf muscle to the heel bone. The bursa are what cushions this tendon, and when these fluid-filled sacs become inflamed, the result can be painful. If you have been diagnosed with Achilles Bursitis, the recovery period can vary. At...

8 Things You Can Do to Help Correct Flat Feet

8 Things You Can Do to Help Correct Flat Feet

Flat feet are a very common foot condition, estimated to affect approximately 25% of the population in places like Victoria, BC. Also referred to as pes planus or collapsed arches, this condition causes the arches of the feet to collapse, with the sole of the foot...

When Should You Seek Treatment for Corns and Calluses?

When Should You Seek Treatment for Corns and Calluses?

Your body keeps score of everything, from the foods you eat to the exercise you undertake. As the largest organ in the body, the skin keeps its own treatment tally. Corns and calluses are simply ways to even the score. They cushion high-impact areas of the feet but...

Ask a Foot Specialist: Will I Need Surgery for a Metatarsal Injury?

Ask a Foot Specialist: Will I Need Surgery for a Metatarsal Injury?

Your metatarsals are the bones in your toes that connect to the rest of the foot. There are five in each foot, and all are long and thin, with a knob-like structure at the end where they connect to the toe bones. Sometimes, especially when you're being active, they...

11 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Foot and Ankle Injuries

11 Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Foot and Ankle Injuries

When foot and ankle injuries arise, many people brush them off as a minor issue. Yet, neglecting foot and ankle pain can lead to all sorts of serious problems that can affect your health and mobility. After all, your feet are an essential part of your body, helping...

Why Do Bunions Get Worse Over Time?

Why Do Bunions Get Worse Over Time?

Bunions, also called Hallux valgus, are often painful protrusions at the bottom of your big toe. They can cause a wide range of issues such as bursitis, hammertoe, and metatarsalgia, which is why you should contact your local Victoria, Kelowna, or Nanaimo foot...

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