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What is Foot Drop?

Foot drop, or drop foot, is the general term used for difficulty in lifting the front part of the foot. It is characterized by a dragging of the front of the foot, resulting in gait abnormalities. Usually occurring in only one foot, those with foot drop might overcompensate when they walk by lifting their thigh…

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Do You Suffer from Unstable Ankles?

Chronic ankle instability is one of the most common ankle issues we see at our downtown Toronto foot clinic. It is characterized by a recurring “giving away” of the ankle, or sudden rolling of the ankle when walking, running, hiking, and sometimes when even just standing. Those who suffer from ankle instability also complain of…

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Wear Sandals This Summer Without Sacrificing Style

Supportive summer footwear isn’t always easy to find. From flip flops to ballet flats to strappy heels, summer shoes generally aren’t made for walking long distances — they lack support and comfort, and are designed with the heat in mind rather than the needs of the foot. Because of this, oftentimes our clients find themselves…

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Taking Care of Runner’s Feet

With the warm weather finally here, we’re starting to see more and more runners hitting the pavement on the sidewalks and streets. Some might be getting ready for race season (marathons and half-marathons), while others might try to get in 15-20km per week to stay in shape and keep up their cardiovascular health.   If…

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How to Prevent and Treat Foot Blisters

With the winter quickly coming to an end (this year we didn’t have much of a winter to begin with!), you’re probably eager to put away your winter boots so you can dust off your rubber boots (for all the sloppy rain we’re getting) and spring shoes. You might even be tempted to do a…

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Athlete’s Foot isn’t just for athletes: symptoms and prevention

Tinea Pedis — aka athlete’s foot — is a very common fungal infection that can affect anyone. Although it’s named after more active folks — athletes — as they are often more likely to contract the fungus, anyone who frequents public places, such as locker rooms, gyms, swimming pools and shared showers, can find themselves…

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What’s Causing My Foot Pain?

Do you easily get tired, achy feet, but you’re not sure why? If you’re otherwise healthy but often have pain in your feet, particularly in your heels and inner foot, you may have flat feet, otherwise known as fallen arches.   Other symptoms of flat feet or fallen arches might include pain in your legs…

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Top 3 Signs You Might Have Diabetic Foot Problems

In our downtown Toronto foot clinic, we consult with a lot of diabetic patients. There are certain foot problems that are unique to diabetic patients, due to the high levels of glucose that can occur in the blood. These problems include nerve damage and peripheral vascular disease, a condition that results from poor circulation.  …

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The Cold Weather is Here — Cold Feet Socks Available at Podiatry on Yonge @ King

Despite what you might do to keep warm this winter, hands and feet tend to feel the brunt of the extreme cold. Poor circulation to your extremities means that your body can’t always keep your toes and fingers warm while keeping your core nice and toasty.   Those with diabetes, circulation problems, or those who…

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Orthotics for Skates and Ski Boots Now Available

Although this winter has been a bit on the warmer side, we’re finally seeing some colder weather, and yes, snow and ice too. This is exciting for anyone who loves a winter wonderland, but is particularly good news for skiers, snowboarders, and ice skaters.   For skiers and snowboarders, there’s no greater feeling than shredding…

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Top Three Foot Problems

While the feet are the foundation of our bodies (we use them to walk, stand, exercise, and get us from A to B, after all), they’re often overlooked when it comes to pain. Many people say their feet that are “killing them” after a long day, but they are unaware that many painful foot problems…

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New Downtown Toronto Podiatrist Office

One of Ontario’s most experienced podiatrists, Chris Hastings, DPM (Doctor of Podiatric Medicine), is now offering a full-service foot clinic dedicated to providing its clients with the highest quality foot care, no matter how simple or complex the issue. His practice is in the heart of downtown Toronto, at Yonge and King.   Chris Hastings…