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What is the best type of footwear for people with plantar fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis manifests as a pain in the heel that often occurs with the morning’s first steps. The pain is caused by micro-tears and inflammation in the heel. If you find yourself waking up with spikes of pain in your heel, you may suffer from plantar fasciitis. Luckily, there are a number of solutions to…

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What can damage your foot orthoses?

As durable as they can be, custom orthotics must be handled with extreme care. Insoles not only have to sustain the constraints of your movements, but are also regularly exposed to the rigors of time. Custom foot orthoses are explicitly designed to last, but you need to support them by protecting them from certain elements.…

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5 tips for choosing the right winter boots for your child

Have your child's shoes lived through back-to-school and the fall season? It is now time to start thinking about what boots they will wear when winter comes. Their growing feet are more vulnerable to extreme weather conditions, so children generally need to be better protected than adults. We've put together 5 podiatrist-approved tips to help…

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Why should athletes see a podiatrist?

Why should athletes see a podiatrist?

Footwear, Orthopedy, Sport

We can’t stress this fact enough: the feet have a critical impact on movement. However, for highly active athletes, it can seem difficult to take a moment and consider the health of their feet. Yet a consultation with a podiatrist can enrich the athletic experience in more ways than one. Here are 4 good reasons…

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How to get rid of a bunion?

How to get rid of a bunion?

Footwear, Orthopedy, Pain

Do you notice a growth on your big toe that is deviating from its normal axis and causing you difficulty when putting on shoes? There is a good chance that a bunion is developing in your foot. Unfortunately, once hallux valgus has firmly attached itself to your foot, surgery is the only way to remove…

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What shoes should you wear when you work upright?

A healthy employee should not experience any problems from having to stand up during work. However, in order to enjoy the best comfort, you should consider several factors. One of the most important elements is undoubtedly the choice of your footwear. Shoes can have a direct influence on the vulnerability of your feet as well…

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Seniors: 4 tips to keep your feet healthy

Seniors: 4 tips to keep your feet healthy

Footwear, Orthopedy, Pain, Sport

People often associate wrinkles and vision problems with the process of getting older. But we also know that this inevitable phenomenon makes it more difficult to get around and sometimes causes chronic discomfort. In this article, we offer you 4 tips to reduce the impact of aging on the health of your feet. Aging leads…

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4 long-term effects of wearing high heels.

No matter how and where you wear them, high heels should be worn in moderation. One look at an Egyptian-type foot is enough to understand why many plantar and joint pains are attributed to this type of footwear. Do you still have doubts? Here are 4 long-term effects of wearing high heels. Since the feet…

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Prevent bunions in 4 steps

Prevent bunions in 4 steps

Footwear, Orthopedy, Pain

The bunion, or hallux valgus, is a problem that is more common in women, manifesting as a deviation and deformation of the big toe. This deformation of the foot can cause pain and difficulty in comfortably wearing shoes over time. While the bunion can begin as nothing more than a cosmetic problem, it may eventually…

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Flat feet: tips to exercise without pain

Flat feet: tips to exercise without pain

Footwear, Orthopedy, Pain, Sport

Do you regularly do a sport like running, walking, or skiing? Then you probably know that a great deal of your performance directly depends on your feet. However, your feet may have special conditions that make it difficult to perform your athletic activities. Such is the case of flat feet. This downward sagging of the…

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Cavus foot: tips to continue playing sports without pain

Whether you’re a runner, skier, or avid walker, healthy feet are instrumental to ensuring the best athletic performance. But when you’re dealing with a deformity like the cavus foot, it affects the entirety of your body. Cavus foot is characterized by a rigid and very pronounced arch. However, even if it changes your foot’s grip…

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The 4 bad habits that can ruin your feet

The 4 bad habits that can ruin your feet

Dermatology, Footwear, Orthopedy, Pain

Taking care of your feet is primarily a matter of habit. However, when it comes to foot care, many of us have developed bad habits over the years. These damaging habits can often result in several limitations that hinder our daily lives, such as: Foot pain (Achilles tendonitis, heel spur, plantar fasciitis, bunions, Morton's neuroma,…

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5 ways to avoid big toe pain

5 ways to avoid big toe pain

Dermatology, Footwear, Orthopedy

The big toe, also called the hallux, is responsible for essential functions such as lifting and balance. This toe is also particularly susceptible to trauma and external stress. In this regard, sharp pain in the big toe can prove to be burdensome and even debilitating. Read on to learn 5 ways to avoid big toe…

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How to choose the plantar orthotics for your ice skates?

If you’re an athlete that likes to be active in the wintertime, you may know that it can be challenging to implement foot orthotics into your routine. However, they can be quite beneficial, both in providing relief and increasing performance. Winter sports that make use of skates can be hard on the joints. Therefore, it…

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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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How to prevent blisters on the foot?

How to prevent blisters on the foot?

Dermatology, Footwear

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…

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How to practise sports without injuring your feet?

To practise sports without injuring your feet, you need to adopt a few good habits. Whether it’s running, cycling, skiing, hiking, climbing, tennis or swimming, it’s important to protect your feet. Your podiatrist is the right specialist to help you achieve this. They have the necessary expertise to help you minimize your risk for foot…

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How to choose the right shoes when we have flat feet?

Flat foot is a deformation of the arch of the foot that can significantly interfere with daily life. In addition to causing joint pain in the knees, ankles and back, flat feet also affect posture and balance. The solution to this problem could well be as easy as purchasing shoes adapted to the morphology of…

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How do I choose my sandals this summer?

The warm weather is at our doorstep, and so is sandal season. And for many of us, this means it’s time to choose our sandals for the summer. But how do you find the best model for your feet? There are so many choices and materials available on the market! Made of wood, leather or…

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How do you choose the right running shoe?

A good quality running shoe, one that absorbs impact and protects the feet comfortably: that’s very important for runners. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced runner, it is essential to take the time to shop to find the right running shoes. Choosing the right model of sports shoe is the key to avoiding…

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How do you choose a good steel cap shoe?

A steel cap shoe must adhere to various criteria in order to provide comfort and safety for the owner. As a work boot or protective shoe, the steel cap must perform properly. To do this, the person wearing them must ensure they understand the different points to consider in order to make an informed choice…

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How to choose the right socks?

How to choose the right socks?

Dermatology, Footwear, Sport

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…

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How to choose proper shoes with a bunion?

Wearing the right footwear when you have a bunion (or hallux valgus) is possible. You just have to choose the shoes carefully. First, remember that bunions are a relatively common problem. In fact, in Canada approximately 38% of women compared to 8% of men have experienced bunions. One of the causes of the onset of…

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How do I choose the right baby shoes?

It’s not an easy task to choose the right baby shoes, given their spurts of growth and unsteady walking technique. However, choosing the right shoes is very important to ensure the comfort and safety of your little ones, from birth up to 18 months of age. Below are some of the important factors to consider…

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