PODIATRY

How Short Should I Cut My Nails?

parson trimming their own toe nails

Simple question and truthfully no one answer fits all. Why? You may well ask. Well for some individuals their nails are vital for picking up small objects. For others, any length may be a possible source of hiding dirt and pathogens that may be unacceptable in their field. The rest of us fall somewhere in […]

Still Bothered by ingrown toe nails?

ingrown toenail with localized infection of the soft tissue

This isn’t the first and wont be the last time we write about this subject! No matter how many times we address this condition at presentations, educational seminars and on an individual basis, the steady flow of new patients keeps coming with re-occurring ingrown toenails. Everyone at some point in their lives will inadvertently cause […]

Mauritius we miss you!

We are back in the office and oh my what a trip!. Any fears that I may have harboured about how beneficial our trip to Mauritius might have proved, have most certainly been dispelled. We were able to achieve the primary goal of auditing present Diabetic foot-care provision by meeting with all the interested parties […]

Preliminary report to Mauritius Health Minister

screen shot from Mauritius Broadcasting corporation of our visit

Our meeting with the Mauritius, Minister for Health last Friday had to be rescheduled to Monday October 23rd 2023, the day of our departure for home. Fortunately, this gave us additional time to compile our thoughts better and put them on paper. It was an additional surprise to learn that the national TV station would […]

Video summary of first days in Mauritius

Finally, we managed to download some of the highlights from the first week in Mauritius. Its impossible to do justice to this island of Mauritius with words or pictures. The people are equally hard to capture with their gentle dignity and willingness to assist even the most trivial of query. As beautiful as this place […]

Marilyn and Mark will be out of the office on a little work trip for two weeks!

image depicting our leaving Mississauga Podiatry Associates office to travel to Mauritius to deliver diabetic care

Actually, it’s a major work trip, but the destination is exceptionally cool and we love to share with you over the course of our adventure what we get up to. The basis for the trip was a conversation Marilyn had with a patient regarding the challenges of coordinating diabetic foot care to minimize wound formation […]

Unique Experience Begins

image of our travel to Mauritius to perform diabetic education

Marilyn and Mark will be out of the office on a little work trip for two weeks! Actually, it’s a major work trip, but the destination is exceptionally cool and we love to share with you over the course of our adventure what we get up to. The basis for the trip was a conversation […]

What are the five key things to consider when buying a good stable shoe?

image of podiatry associates doctor testing shoes for flexibility in the ball of the foot

How to buy new shoe and what to look for has been a topic of conversation with patients for the past 35 years of my professional career. The reason we spend so much time on the subject of footwear is that without good stable footwear as a foundation, any efforts we make to improve on […]

Quick fix, for long relief

Overlapping toes caused by contracture and biomechanical instability

It’s always lovely to reconnect with a patient after several years.  In this particular case these feet have covered many miles in archaeological digs from Egypt to China. Several years ago we helped address a structural instability in their feet by changing footwear buying/wearing habits, and introducing custom functional orthotics. We then performed a minor […]

Join Us On FaceBook and Instagram

Every week we are active on social media bringing you subjects of local interest and information hopefully beneficial to you or someone you love. Just as in our office we do not use this connection to sell services or products. If we recommend a type of shoes, or a training regime for a particular activity […]