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How do we cure chronic Achilles tendonitis?

For many people, running and cycling are essential activities for health and well being. However, they can also cause pain and discomfort. Achilles tendonitis is an example of such discomfort.  Do you experience tendon pain after playing sports? And does this feeling of discomfort seem to get worse after each cycling or running activity? You…

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Gout: 5 signs to watch for

Gout: 5 signs to watch for

Orthopedy, Pain

Gout (also called "hyperuricemia") is a form of arthritis (an inflammatory disease), often very painful, that primarily affects men aged 50 and over. According to the Arthritis Society, gout affects approximately 5.2% of men and 2.4% of women in Canada. Western countries are the most affected.  The most common form of gout occurs in the…

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Sever’s disease: a pathology that affects growing children

Sever's disease is a type of pain felt in the heel (calcaneus) that should be monitored in growing children, especially if they are active! Rest assured, this condition is frequent and benign. However, it can interfere with daily activities for several months or even years.  Of course, as a parent, you will never be able…

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Work standing up: how to avoid hurting your feet

Reducing heart problems, preventing obesity, improving productivity—standing has many benefits. However, in some instances, working upright can cause stiffness or pain in the feet and legs. So, how can you reap the benefits of working on your feet without experiencing musculoskeletal pain? What follows are some helpful podiatrist tips to avoid discomfort. Despite the undeniable…

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Diabetic foot: what is it, and how do we treat it?

Diabetic foot is a problematic condition that can cause sores and ulcers. This makes the feet more vulnerable, especially among the elderly. If this condition is not treated promptly and effectively, it can lead to serious infections and, in some cases, amputation.  If you are one of the 880,000 Quebecers who are diabetic, you need…

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Foot surgery: when should it be performed?

Foot surgery becomes necessary in podiatry when treating foot pathologies that cause significant pain or deformities. The primary goal of surgery is to restore your quality of life and allow you to resume your activities without foot pain. There are several conditions that can lead to podiatric surgery. Let's take a look at the main…

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3 exercises to help relieve plantar fasciitis

Relieving plantar fasciitis often requires discipline. Indeed, this painful inflammation, caused by a stretching or a rupture of the plantar fascia, can be cured by podiatry, but also by exercises. These exercises strengthen the plantar fascia, the membrane that supports the arch of your foot. By progressively performing exercises, you can regain your mobility and…

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Plantar fasciitis: Everything you need to know about cortisone injections

Plantar fasciitis is caused by a stretching or rupture of the plantar fascia. This damage to the fibrous band that supports the plantar arch is characterized by pain in the heel and/or arch of the foot.  Fortunately, there are several non-invasive treatments available to help treat plantar fasciitis. Manual foot therapy and therapeutic bandaging performed…

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5 myths and truths about joint pain

Joint pain in the feet is more common than you might think. However, even if the majority of the population may experience it at some point in their lives, there are many misconceptions about joint pain.  Joint pain is usually a symptom of a more serious problem. Inflammation, infection or abrasion, joint pain in the…

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Les 5 symptômes d’une tendinite au tendon d’Achille

Vous constatez une douleur près de votre cheville qui ne cesse de réapparaître ? Vos déplacements vous semblent de moins en moins fluides ? Il est probable que vous souffriez d’une tendinite au tendon d’Achille. Si vous occupez un emploi qui exige des gestes répétitifs ou de longues heures debout, cette inflammation est d’autant plus…

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How to relieve foot cramps?

How to relieve foot cramps?

Orthopedy, Pain

It is a well known fact that muscle cramps in the feet can be as painful as they are sudden. You might think that the only solution is to wait until they subside. However, there are several techniques that can quickly reduce discomfort and reduce the incidence of cramps. Let’s see what causes muscle spasms…

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Treating Achilles tendonitis in 5 steps

A common injury among athletes, Achilles tendonitis is an inflammation of the tendon that connects the calf muscle to the heel. Both painful and limiting, this tendinopathy can make you experience a living hell.  It can even lead to a complete rupture of the tendon and require surgery.  It goes without saying that prevention is…

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Ankle sprains: 5 ways to avoid them

Ankle sprains: 5 ways to avoid them

Orthopedy, Sport, Pain

Ankle sprain is one of the joint pains frequently treated in podiatry. This condition occurs following a tear or stretching of the ankle ligaments. Ligaments are fibrous tissues that connect our ligaments. Ankle ligaments can be very delicate and thus vulnerable to injury. All it takes is one false movement to suffer a nasty sprain.…

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What are the most common forefoot problems?

Problems with the forefoot (palm of the foot) can be very painful on a daily basis. In addition to pain and inflammation on the sole of the foot (metatarsalgia), there are various other issues that may occur: Bone deformity Feeling of numbness Foot lesions Restricted movement If the palm of your foot is sore, misshapen…

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What are the most common forms of knee pain?  

Knee pain, also known as gonalgia, can be very troublesome on a daily basis. Indeed, the knee is an indispensible joint in almost all our movements. In addition, it is a complex joint composed of bones, meniscus, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Each of these elements can cause knee pain! Gonalgia can be caused by a…

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What are the most common forms of heel pain?

Heel pain (also called talalgia) is one of the most common foot problems that podiatrists treat on a daily basis. In fact, no one is entirely immune to suffering from some form of talalgia during their lifetime.   Affecting Quebecers of all ages and backgrounds, heel pain can come in many different forms. Symptoms, causes…

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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…

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What is a heel spur?

What is a heel spur?

Orthopedy, Pain

A heel spur (also called a calcaneal spur) can be the source of many foot pains. Although a heel spur may be benign and may not necessarily affect your daily routine, it is important to know how to detect it. In fact, this symptom can be a precursor to plantar fasciitis and thus become quite…

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Home treatments for foot and leg pain

Many people suffer from frequent foot pain. However, there are several home treatments you can follow to relieve the pain. Regardless of where the foot pain occurs, it is possible to alleviate it, simply by listening to your body. Below are several home treatments for foot pain that will help make you more comfortable.  …

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How do I treat my plantar fasciitis at home?

Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation of the plantar fascia ligament located under the arch of the foot, extending from the heel to the toes. A common occurrence, this inflammation results in a pain or sensation similar to an elongation, stretching or tearing. Some people can even feel pins and needles under their heel! Several factors…

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