Chiropody

Is your big toe or pinky toe distancing itself from it’s neighbor? Typically our toes all get along and live well in close quarters but occasionally we may have one or two toes that drifts upwards, downwards or off to one side. Why is that?...

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...

People often talk about having “nail 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,...

Our BioPed Foot Specialists treat both foot corns and warts but commonly find that patients mistake one for the other. Due to the fact that these conditions require very different treatment, it’s best to get the correct diagnosis. So, what is a wart and how...

Diabetes affects the lives of more than 9 million Canadians. Many people have diabetes and don’t even know. Diabetes is the inability to make or properly use insulin, and it impairs the body’s ability to convert sugars, starches and other foods into energy....

A talented Foot Specialist will have insight into your overall health, just by looking at your toenails. The lack of vitamins or minerals, or the presence of dehydration, nerve dysfunction and other diseases, such as kidney failure can be evident to a BioPed Chiropodist just...

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...

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...