Patient Podiatry Education

Aurora Foot & Ankle Clinic - Foot Problems

From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, Aurora Foot & Ankle Clinic is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

Ankle Sprains
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. 

Bunions
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. 

Flat Feet
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. 

Hammertoes
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.

Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.

Heel Pain
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain. 

Corns
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.

Athlete's Foot
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. 

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Our Services
... Achilles Tendon Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athlete's Foot (Tinea Pedis) Bunions Calluses Corns Diabetes Foot Care Flat Feet Fractures Fungus Toenails Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Orthotics Sports Medicine Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis) Warts $(document)...

Common sports injuries and when to seek treatment
...Examples of acute injuries include but are not limited to sprains, strains, and fractures...

Foot and Ankle Surgeons Offer Safety Tips for Hikers
..."As the number of people hiking increases and they take on more challenging terrain, we are seeing an increase in injuries of all levels of hikers, from Achilles tendon and heel pain to more traumatic injuries, including sprains and fractures of the foot and ankle as well as stress fractures of the leg, foot and ankle...

When to Visit a Foot and Ankle Surgeon
...) that can affect the feet Impaired ability to function in certain activities Heel pain in the morning Any painful condition of the foot, ankle or lower leg Discomfort after standing for awhile Changes in the appearance of your foot or ankle An abnormal growth   Foot and ankle surgeons treat all symptoms and conditions affecting the foot and ankle, such as: bunions,  heel pain (plantar fasciitis),  flatfoot,  foot or ankle arthritis,  sports injuries,  tendon disorders,  fractures (broken bones),  diabetes complications,  ingrown toenails,  neuromas, dermatological conditions,  tingly feet,  hammertoes  and much more...

Are Popular Sandals Causing Foot Problems in Men?
... Doctors with the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons (ACFAS) say the wrong sandal could cause problems including heel pain, Achilles tendonitis, pain in the big toe and even breaks and stress fractures in some of the foot’s 26 bones...

Ankle Fractures
...Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both...

Baseball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...

Basketball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Basketball players should be aware of the following: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries, fractures, and chronic ankle instability...

Bone Healing
...These include: Movement of the bone fragments; weightbearing too soon Smoking, which constricts the blood vessels and decreases circulation Medical conditions, such as diabetes, hormone-related problems, or vascular disease Some medications, such as corticosteroids and other immunosuppressants Fractures that are severe, complicated, or become infected Advanced age Poor nutrition or impaired metabolism How Can Slow Healing be Treated...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Field Hockey Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Field hockey players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fifth Metatarsal Fracture
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Foot Fracture
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Football Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...They should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Fracture-Ankle
...Fractures in the ankle can range from the less serious avulsion injuries (small pieces of bone that have been pulled off) to severe shattering-type breaks of the tibia, fibula, or both...

Fracture-Foot
...Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies...

Fractures of the Calcaneus (Heel Bone Fractures)
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Fracture-Toe
...Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist...

Heel Bone Fractures
...For this reason, calcaneal fractures are severe injuries...

Jones Fracture
... Fractures (breaks) are common in the fifth metatarsal – the long bone on the outside of the foot that connects to the little toe...

Lacrosse Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Lacrosse players should be aware of the following risks:  Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Lisfranc Injuries
... Fractures...

Osteoporosis
...People with osteoporosis have an increased risk of bone fractures (breaks)...

Osteopenia
...People with osteoporosis have an increased risk of bone fractures (breaks)...

Rugby Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Rugby players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Running and Track Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, capsulitis of the second toe, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children and adolescents...

Running Injuries
...  Runners are susceptible to overuse injuries including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), Achilles tendonitis, sesamoiditis, neuromas, MPJ capsulitis, stress fractures, posterior tibial tendonitis (or PTTD), and calcaneal apophysitis in children/adolescents...

Soccer Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Soccer players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Softball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
... Sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...

Stress Fracture in the Foot
Stress fractures are tiny, hairline breaks that can occur in the bones of the foot...

Synovitis
... Evaluation by a foot and ankle surgeon will help confirm the diagnosis, and help rule out other possible concerns such as fractures or infections...

Tennis Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Tennis players should be aware of the following risks: Inversion ankle sprains can damage the ankle ligaments, and can also be associated with peroneal tendon injuries and fractures...

Toe and Metatarsal Fractures (Broken Toes)
...Fractures of the toe and metatarsal bones are common and require evaluation by a specialist...

Volleyball Injuries to the Foot and Ankle
...Ankle sprains should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon to determine the extent of injury, including possible peroneal tendon injuries or fractures...

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We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or question about podiatry!
Main Office #: (604) 248-8985
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Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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