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By contactus@podiatryassociates.ca
March 04, 2022
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As someone who has at times been forced to watch news of conflict and social unrest in my own homeland while enjoying the peace and freedom of living here in Canada, my heart goes out those watching news unfold from around the world today.

Here in Canada and especially at our Mississauga office, we have such diverse origins in our community that it is a regular occurrence to ask about our patients background. I am always heartened to hear passionate stories of countries and cultures that I have not yet had the pleasure to experience first hand and conversely, their collective love and appreciation of their new home.

I too have experienced the pain and guilt associated with being far from my origins and feelings of inadequacy at being unable to help in times of need. Through collective concern and action towards helping others we are often brought closer together, possibly just what our society needs right now. 

One charitable outlet we at the Podiatry Associates have embraced is World Central Kitchen who are presently feeding thousands of fleeing victims of the war in Ukraine. They have been on site within hours of disasters around the world beginning the recovery process by feeding those most in need.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeGK4aMO8U0

By contactus@podiatryassociates.ca
February 17, 2022
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Would you lace up a pair of these babies?

 

 

 

 

We’ve visited previously the sector of Ultra running shoes and touched on the features that make them “ultra performers”. I will reveal up front, I’m not a runner, never have been, and never will. Im very passionate about my water sports and winter sports and while I’m always willing to test drive new equipment the visual appeal of the of the gear has a big influence on my perceived performance. First look at the early sampling of Adidas 2023 Ultra BOOST 23 makes me think these babies must fly because they aren’t winning any beauty contest.

 

 

           

It appears they have enlarged the OG action dots in the mid sole and shrunk everything in the sock style uppers.

This is a very competitive design category aimed at runners taking Gold in the distance category can’t wait to see what the competition come up with next.

 

Schedule an appointment at an office location near you with one of our dedicated specialists. We do not require a referral however pertinent information from your primary care specialist may help in our diagnosis. Bring any pertinent images (X-rays) or test results with you and if appropriate samples of your footwear. Given the nature of our specialty it is likely we will want to observe you standing or walking during the initial exam. Call The Podiatry Associates in Mississauga, at (905)568-3800. We are also located in Brantford, ON, at (519) 751-2900 and Whitby, Ontario, at (905) 433-0200

By contactus@podiatryassociates.ca
February 10, 2022
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Have you suddenly developed areas of callous or hard skin where none was present before?.

 

This frequently happens and very often with changes in seasonal sport specific footwear.

Just started wearing the old hiking shoe or pair of skates and boom the hard skin or blister appears. Occasionally it can be the increase in activity or a new activity, most often it's an indication that the inner lining in the shoe, boot or skate has worn through and the rough material is now the source of the irritation.

The most frequent sites are around the bottom or back the heel, sides of big or little toes and inside of the mid foot. A simple probe with your finger tips will confirm the damage to the liner of the footwear and indicate the need for some shopping.

A final word of caution, while such wear is common, it is not normal. It indicates that your foot is not functioning normally and to ascertain why and to resolve the situation, bring in the footwear as evidence to help us diagnose the underlying cause.

 

Schedule an appointment at an office location near you with one of our dedicated specialists. We do not require a referral however pertinent information from your primary care specialist may help in our diagnosis. Bring any pertinent images (X-rays) or test results with you and if appropriate samples of your footwear. Given the nature of our specialty it is likely we will want to observe you standing or walking during the initial exam. Call The Podiatry Associates in Mississauga, at (905)568-3800. We are also located in Brantford, ON, at (519) 751-2900 and Whitby, Ontario, at (905) 433-0200

By contactus@podiatryassociates.ca
January 27, 2022
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Had surgery for an ingrown toenail, and it came back?

 

This is a very common situation and approximately 60% of referrals we recieve for ingrown toenails have had one or more previously attempted surgeries. Most frequently the procedure performed was a “Winograd procedure”, made popular in general medicine as a teaching tool for fledgling surgeons to get some experience making a simple surgical incision and closing a wound with sutures.

Unfortunately it can be pretty uncomfortable post operatively and can result in very high reoccurrence rates. Often times no follow up is scheduled following such simple procedures in the emergency clinic or general practice thus surgeons are lulled into the false belief that the procedure is clinically effective and so the to this day this practice remains common place in many hospitals.

 

   

The pictures attached show toes where this process was performed. One side clearly shows the incision line, scar tissue on the skin and subsequent regrowth of the nail. On the other, the portion of the nail that regrew did so at 90 degrees to its original orientation and is buried into the tissue causing excruciating pain. Fortunately this is an easy painless fix and we can follow the original surgical line removing the fault in the nail plate and leaving a satisfactory cosmetic result. https://youtu.be/RWx0U1MxZF0

 

We are just a phone call away, to schedule an appointment at an office location near you with one of our dedicated specialists. We do not require a referral however medical information from your primary care specialist may help in our diagnosis. Bring any pertinent images (X-rays) or test results with you and if appropriate samples of your footwear. Given the nature of our specialty and possible cause of the nail distortion it is likely we will want to observe you standing or walking during the initial exam. Call The Podiatry Associates in Mississauga, at (905)568-3800. We are also located in Brantford, ON, at (519) 751-2900 and Whitby, Ontario, at (905) 433-0200

By contactus@podiatryassociates.ca
December 08, 2021
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This lovely gentleman visits our office on a regular basis for a chat and regular maintenance.

 

This time he mentioned that he had been experiencing a considerable amount of pain on the plantar aspect (bottom) of his right foot for the last three weeks. At quick glance it was obvious that there was considerable soft tissue swelling and at the epicentre was a small black dot.

 

 

With a little debridement we were able to grasp the end of a 1cm piece of stiff wire perpendicularly projecting into the tissue. So this gentleman is a keen hobbiest, DIY-er and barefoot fanatic, nuff said! Moral of the story; keep your shoes on.  We remove interesting items all the time, sewing needles, pet and human hair, particle board slivers, metal shavings fibreglass and even the odd grape seed lol.  Can’t wait to bring you the next episode, stay tuned.





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