What are the effects of smoking on your feet?
How to prevent blisters on the foot?
Preventing blisters on your feet is the best way to run, walk, jump or dance painlessly (no matter what activities you enjoy). These blisters appear as small pockets under the skin and are caused by repeated friction of the foot. Blisters on the foot are a way for the skin to protect itself against this […]Lire la suite
Diabetic foot: what to do for an injury?
A symptom of poorly managed diabetes, diabetic foot affects a quarter of Quebec’s diabetic patients. Caused by an immune deficiency, it exposes the carrier to the possibility of serious infection when an injury occurs. If not treated promptly, an injury to the diabetic foot can cause irreversible damage. Fortunately, there are several ways to identify […]Lire la suite
What is excessive foot perspiration?
Sweating is a physiological phenomenon whose main function is to regulate body temperature. This sweating phenomenon occurs through our sweat glands, which are more numerous in the armpits, palms and feet. Generally an ordinary occurrence, perspiration can sometimes be exacerbated when the situation does not warrant it. This is what can be called hyperhidrosis, or […]Lire la suite
Can a podiatrist remove my plantar wart?
Recognized as a footcare health professional, the podiatrist treats a wide variety of chronic and acute pathologies. The podiatrist’s expertise allows them to treat joint pain and biomechanical and dermatological problems, such as plantar warts. Find out what preventive care and treatment the podiatrist can provide to ensure that your plantar warts are no longer […]Lire la suite
Can a plantar wart be dangerous?
Caused by a contagious virus, warts are small skin growths that can appear in various places, but more commonly on the soles of the feet. Unpleasant and sometimes painful, plantar warts are nevertheless benign most of the time. As a matter of fact, it is more the complications linked to plantar warts that are liable […]Lire la suite
5 tips to relieve foot eczema
Also called dermatitis, eczema is an irritation of the skin causing itching and rashes. Although not contagious, this skin disease can be particularly resistant. Eczema occurs in waves, where symptoms of irritation become more pronounced. The rashes can then turn into blisters and ooze. When eczema appears under the feet, the resulting lesions require special […]Lire la suite
What are the different kinds of plantar warts?
Dirty, troublesome, embarrassing… there is no shortage of terms used to describe plantar warts. However, even if we would like to be able to ignore them, it is more important to treat them as quickly as possible. Warts are a skin growth caused by the HPV (human papilloma virus). Although prevalent in children, they occur […]Lire la suite
How can we prevent nail fungus infection?
Nail fungus, also called onychomycosis, is a fungal infection of the toenail. It can affect one or more nails simultaneously, and affects approximately 6.5% of the Canadian population. Diabetics or people with a weaker immune system may be particularly at risk. Foot hygiene is closely linked to fungal infections. To avoid suffering from this unpleasant […]Lire la suite
When should I consult a podiatrist for my plantar wart?
A plantar wart is very contagious and can become painful if not treated. That’s why it is important to consult quickly to obtain the podiatry treatment best suited to your condition. Treating a plantar wart helps to prevent many undesirable symptoms and avoid the risk of spreading warts to your loved ones. By the way, […]Lire la suite
How do we treat an ingrown toenail at home?
Treating an ingrown nail at home is quite possible. And not treating it can cause consequences and increase your pain. That’s why it’s important to know a few tips to properly treat your ingrown toenail at home. An ingrown toenail (also called onychocryptosis) occurs when the nail pushes against and into the skin of the […]Lire la suite
How to choose the right socks?
Choosing the right socks to wear is not just about comfort and aesthetics. The right choice of socks is also important for maintaining good foot hygiene. A good pair of socks designed for the activity you are performing also helps you to keep your feet in good health! To choose the ideal sock, you should […]Lire la suite
Callus or plantar wart, what’s the difference?
Callus or plantar wart? Sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference between the two. And even though they can be similar, these are two different conditions. And the symptoms and ways of treating these two problems are not the same. Let’s take a closer look at calluses and plantar warts. What is a callus? […]Lire la suite
How do I treat my plantar warts at home?
It is certainly possible to treat plantar warts at home. In fact, there are several treatment options available to you. Several treatment solutions are explained below. First, in order for pharmacy treatments to be effective, the plantar wart must not be older than one year, and for optimal healing the wart must have appeared less […]Lire la suite
How do I treat athlete’s foot at home?
Athlete’s foot is a very common skin infection of the feet. In North America, 10% of the population will have to deal with athlete’s foot at least once in their lifetime. It is caused by a fungus that is easily transmitted from one person to another, especially in areas where we may walk barefoot, like […]Lire la suite
What’s the best way to trim my nails?
Cutting your toenails is part of your personal hygiene that you should not take lightly, especially if you have thick or very curved nails. Improper technique could trigger the appearance of ingrown toenails, a very painful condition, or cause various injuries. Do you want to learn the best way to trim your toenails? Just follow […]Lire la suite
How can you prevent foot perspiration?
Foot perspiration is a common problem that many want to avoid. Whether it is to improve your personal comfort or avoid any embarrassment due to unpleasant foot odours, there are several options available to help manage foot perspiration. Here are a few tips to help you fight foot perspiration and avoid unpleasant odours. Hygiene […]Lire la suite