Diabetes is a condition whereby the body does not make insulin or has trouble recognizing it. Insulin is crucial for storing food sugars. With diabetes, the sugars are not stored properly and remain at high levels in the blood stream. This can lead to damaged...

A plantar fibroma is a knot or nodule of fibrous tissue that develops in the arch of the foot. They can develop in one or both feet and can be painful to walk on. They can also cause a change in the way...

With 33 joints in the foot, one of them is bound to be bothersome at some point. The big toe joint can be painful as a result of a number of conditions. Whether you are young or old, an athlete or sedentary, the big toe...

Next time you put on your favourite shoes, take a moment to check out the insoles. Often times, you’ll find there’s not a lot in there! Manufacturers typically use thin liners or generic foam insoles that do not provide any support to the arches of...

Do you find that your feet or legs hurt from standing during the day? What if your job requires you to stand for long periods of time? The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) states that 2 out of every 3 workers suffer...

There are 26 bones in the feet and they continue to grow until the mid to late teenage years. This means that until fully formed, there are delicate growth plates in the foot bones of a child and adolescent. Sometimes there is inflammation surrounding the...

Does your children's shoe complete the checklist? When shopping for shoes for your child, keep in mind that the goal should be to find a supportive, properly-fitting, well-ventilated shoe that promotes normal foot development and doesn’t cause pain or fatigue. New shoes should not need...

Foot injuries in runners seem to go hand-in-hand (or should we say foot-in-foot). After all, the foot strikes the ground with enormous force as it supports the weight of the body. Studies show that running injuries tend to move along what is referred to as...

Researchers are now suggesting that your shoes and what you place into your shoes can actually improve your golf game. According to published medical research from “Clinical Sports Medicine”, and “Medical Science and Sports Medicine”, there are new ways to improve your game and...