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Quiz from the Chiropodist

Posted By On 03 Mar 2014
Foot Specialist

Quiz from our Mississauga Chiropodist

1. People with flat feet sometimes become clumsy after prolonged walking or running? True or False

2. Which foot condition mainly affects women? Bunions, plantar warts, or ingrown toenails?

3. Which population has the highest percentage of flat feet? Elderly, Teenagers, Men, or Babies?

4. What do all of the questions have in common?

1- True – Flat-footed people are sometimes clumsy and fatigued from prolonged walking or running. Shoes with well made prescription orthotics supports from a Chiropodist can help with these problems and prevent falls and tiredness, as well as prevent other problems such as ankle, leg, knee, hip and back problems.

2- Bunions – Common in ballet dancers, a bunion is a painful lump at the base of the big toe, which may cause the toe to bend unnaturally. It forms when the tissue or bone at the base joint gets displaced. This may happen after years of abnormal pressure and movement. Pointy-toed shoes are a common factor, which explains the prevalence of bunions among women. Pain relievers, pads to cushion the bunion may help with a pain temporarily.  Custom foot orthotics combined with better footwear is the most common and successful option to prevent it getting worse. To avoid bunions, it is best to wear roomy shoes and avoid high heels.

3- Babies – All babies have flat feet. This is because their arches are not yet formed and because baby feet tend to be plump. Flat feet may persist into adulthood, though an arch may form as the child grows. Our chiropodist (foot specialist) suggest allowing nature to take its course until age 4 or 5. If there is a family history of flat looking feet, than the indications and likelihood of early treatment are strong to prevent further damage.

4- Feet and orthotics – Our Chiropodist Kiran has all the answers regarding orthotics.  If you have any questions regarding orthotics and their proper use, don’t hesitate to connect with the office.

This information and linked articles should be taken for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon for health care advice. Enjoy these testimonials. However, a result for one patient may not be typical of all patients. Our aim is to help you have an excellent experience at our Mississauga office and to help you reach your health goals.

  • Posted on 08-05-2015 by erinmills

    Mr. Charles Hicks

    Thank you for your inquiries about your hand warts. Although I specialize on planter warts of the feet, the warts are generally of the same physiology. A wart is a viral infection occupying the cells of the epidemic. You need to initially try caustics (Acids) or cryotherapy (cold therapy) methods to destroy the infected cells, I would suggest you research ” Freeze Away” which is a cryotherapy. You can also come in to see me, but I only specialize in planter (feet) warts.

    I hope this helps you and good luck!

    Kiran Dave
    Erin Mills Optimum Health

  • Posted on 05-05-2015 by Charles Hicks

    I am a patient of Dave Kiran.

    Does dave deal with removal of a hand wart ?

    My family doctor tried Freezing without result

    Thank you


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