Will Toronto podiatrist treat Princess Kate Middleton's bunions?
posted: Sep. 07, 2012.
According to the Daily Mail, Kate Middleton has bunions and hammer toes which, I supect, rub in some of her shoes. The British podiatrist who wrote the article, suggests that the best she can do is to wear round toes shoes with low heels and use plasters for her corns. Judging by the photographs, she needs more than this. At the very least, Princess Kate requires orthotics for what appeared to be flat feet. These are made to measure insoles which can help to improve her foot mechanics and delay the development of her various deformities.
However, if she is really serious about getting rid of her bunions and hammer toes, she will require surgery.
In my Toronto office I do Minimally Invasive Surgery for Bunions and Hammer toes or MIS surgery. I do this work in the comfort of my office so my patients do not have to go to the hospital. They listen to music or watch TV while I perform the procedures painlessly with local anesthetic. This is how I would treat Princess Kate’s feet if she decides to come to my Toronto foot clinic for her Bunions and hammertoes.
I work with specialized istruments, through very small openings in the skin.This results in less soft tissue trauma, less pain and swelling and may result in a quicker return to many activities.
Following surgery, we do not use casts, and most people do not need crutches or canes. I use an adhesive tape dressing which I change weekly for five weeks. During the dressing changes, I check to see that the foot is aligned properly using a mini C-arm fluoroscope. On the sixth week Kate would be able to take the dressing off by herself. I would then see her every three months, for a year, to make sure everything is going well.
If you or a loved one suffer from bunions, hammer toes, Ingrown Toenails, Heel Spur Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, arch pain, or require Fungal Nail Laser Treatment for Onychomycosis or Nail Fungus, please call my office at 416-486-9917 to set up a private consultation. Find out how you can be helped with modern podiatric techniques.
For the complete article, go to http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2190187/Kate-Middletons-feet-Experts-advice-Duchess-Cambridge-toes.html#ixzz24DaDRzEr