Chiropody

An ingrown toenail is a common foot problem, accounting for 20% of all foot-related family doctor visits. Family doctors will often refer their patients to an Advanced Foot Care Nurse or Registered Chiropodist so you have come to the right place. BioPed Foot Care Nurses...

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...

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...

How do parents properly choose shoes for babies, toddlers, and school-aged children? As adults, we suffer from bunions, hammertoes and foot pain. We often wish we could go back in time and make better footwear choices. However, as parents we are quick to...

Our skin has two main layers, an inner layer with nerves and blood vessels and a protective outer layer. In the soles of our feet, the outer layer has an extra special component within it, making it much more durable than the skin on the...

Have you ever looked in between your toes? Some people are shocked to see more than just sock fluff. If the skin in between your toes looks ultra-white and moist, you probably have contracted a contagious toe condition. But, what condition is it?...

People often talk about having “foot fungus” or “athlete’s foot” but recent medical literature by Dr. Warren Joseph (Foot Infection Disease Specialist in the USA) suggests that basically you can’t have one without the other. This means that if a fungus has infected your toenails,...