We all have heard about the typical COVID-19 symptoms that include, but are not limited to: new dry cough, fever or chills, sore throat, difficulty breathing, chest pain, feeling confused, loss of consciousness, difficulty swallowing, runny nose, hoarse voice, headache, loss of taste or smell, digestive issues (nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain), extreme fatigue, etc. There…

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Chiropodists are one of the primary health care providers who are in direct contact with patients. This is our responsibility to share trusted information and valid resources about COVID-19 to enhance awareness in our community.  We highly recommend that patients over 65 stay home and practice social distancing as much as possible. As of Mar 23rd,…

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Diabetes can affect different parts of the body including the feet for several reasons including reducing skin moisture (dryness), reducing sensation (due to damage to the nerves), reducing wound healing and increasing risk of infection (due to damage to the immune system). There are general skin care recommendations for people who have diabetes from American…

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Is this true that nails grow slower in the winter? This is a common question that I hear from many patients who come to Orangeville Foot Clinic. Many are wondering whether this is a myth or not. It is actually true and there are several reasons behind slower nail growth at winter time.  Here are…

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Ingrown toe nail is a very common condition among young and adult population. It can become extremely painful and lead to infection, or in severe cases in people with poor circulation or low immune system can lead to amputation! Risk factors for ingrown toenail include genetics, poor trimming technique, tight or pointy footwear, trauma, pregnancy…

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image showing before and after results of orthotics

Custom foot orthotics are prescription medical devices, designed to adjust and control the function of the foot and its alignment wit the lower leg. They are used to treat/prevent injury-causing motions including excessive pronation (rolling in) and supination (rolling out) and make standing, walking and running more efficient.  Orthotics can be an essential part of…

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Do you know why diabetes can be one of the most dangerous diseases? It is because diabetes does not cause any pain or any specific symptom. It is a silent disease.  The person who has diabetes may be diagnosed months or even years after their blood sugar was not controlled. There are general symptoms such…

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