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Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

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...   Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Arthritic Foot & Ankle Care Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Crush Injuries Diabetic Foot Orthotics Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Geriatric Foot Care Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Painless Injections Plantar Fasciitis Warts Painless Injections This is a computer controlled local anesthetic delivery system featuring the Wand [R], a disposable ergonomically designed handpiece...

New Patients
...  Mission Statement Our mission is to bring lasting relief to our patients who suffer from common foot problems including bunions, corns, hammertoes, heel pain, arch pain, ingrown toenails, warts and a variety of sports injuries...

Patient Education
... Achilles Tendon Ankle Instability Ankle Sprains Athletes Foot Bunions Calluses Corns Diabetic Foot Orthotics Flat Feet Fungus Toenails Hammertoes Heel Spurs Ingrown Toenails Injuries Neuromas Painless Injections Plantar Fasciitis Warts

Minimally Invasive Surgery for Bunions, Local Anesthetic by Toronto, Ontario Podiatrist Sheldon H. Nadal D.P.M.
...Bunions may contribute to the development of hammertoes, corns and callouses...

Heel Spur Pain, Plantar Fasciitis Treatment by Toronto Ontario Podiatrist Sheldon H. Nadal D.P.M.
... In addition to heel and arch pain using endoscopic plantar fasciotomy, I treat bunions, hammertoes, corns and callouses using the minimal incision technique...

What is a Podiatrist
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

What your feet reveal about your health
...html Painful foot deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, corns and bone spurs which can be treated permanenly using modern minimally invasive techniques...

Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery
... I have been using minimally invasive foot surgery to treat bunions, hammertoes, corns on the outside of toes (hard corns) and between toes (soft corns), calluses, bone spurs, metatarsal pain and  ingrown toenails in my Toronto podiatry office, using local anaesthetic, for more than thirty years...

Toronto podiatrist attends European foot surgery conference
...and arch pain) and contracted toes or hammer toes (which can make it difficult for people to wear shoes comfortably and cause painful corns)...

Toronto podiatrist thinks NBA basketball player Stephen Curry may have plantar fasciitis
... If you think you have plantar fasciitis or any other type of foot problem, including bunions, hammertoes, corns, calluses, ingrown nails or fungal nails, please call my Toronto podiatry office at 416-486-9917 for a personal consultation to find out how my staff and I can help end your foot pain...

This is not a picture of my Toronto podiatry clinic
...  I use local anesthetic when I do Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery to treat problems such as Bunions, hammertoes, corns, bone spurs, and ingrown nails...

Toronto podiatrist attends Midwest Podiatry Conference in Chicago
... While I was there, I ordered some inexpensive soft insoles to provide  cushioning for patients who do not need custom orthotics, as well as some surgical instruments for use when I perform minimally invasive surgery to treat bunions (hallux valgus) hammer toes (crooked or contracted toes), bone spurs, corns and calluses (osteotomies) with local anesthetic in my office...

Will Toronto podiatrist treat Princess Kate Middleton's bunions?
...  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...

Toronto podiatrist reports law firm is suing Sketchers for causing heel pain, arch pain or plantar fasciitis
... If you or a loved one suffer from heel or arch pain due to plantar fasciitis or have other painful problems such as bunions, hammer toes, ingrown nails, corns, bone spurs, please call my office at 416-486-9917 to set up a private consultation...

Canadian woman waiting 11 years to get treatment for bunion pain
...  We perform surgery for bunions, hammer toes, corns, calluses and bone spurs under local anesthetic in our offices, thus keeping patients out of the hospitals and saving money for the government...

Bunions
... Removal of corns and calluses on the foot...

Toronto podiatrist says "Do not take antibiotics unless it is really necessary"
... In my Toronto podiatry office, when I perform Minimally Invasive Surgery for Bunions, hammertoes, corns and bone spurs with Local Anesthetic, I do not give the patient a prescription for an antibiotic prior to the surgery unless specifically indicated by the patient’s history...

Toronto podiatrist relates that Jon Jones' painful dislocated toe is healing on schedule
... In my Toronto podiatry office, I treat painful toes due to Hammertoes Corns and Bone Spurs and Ingrown Toenails using Minimally Invasive techniques...

Hammertoes Corns and Bone Spurs
..., offers permanent correction of foot pain due to hammertoes, corns, calluses, bone spurs and dropped metatarsals, in his Toronto podiatry office, using the latest Minimally Invasive Surgery techniques with local anesthetic...

Will Toronto podiatrist fix Cameron Diaz' bunions in his Toronto podiatry office?
...  If you suffer from bunions or other common foot problems such as Hammertoes Corns and Bone Spurs,  please call our Toronto foot clinic at 416 486 9917...

Toronto foot specialist criticizes California restaurant's dress code requiring high heels for women
... If you or a friend have foot problems such as Bunions, Hammertoes Corns and Bone Spurs or calluses, please call my Toronto podiatry office for a consultation to find out how we can relieve your pain...

Toronto podiatrist lectures on bunion surgery at international meeting In New Orleans
... I was also able to attend other lectures on Minimally Invasive Foot Surgery including the treatment of Hammertoes Corns and Bone Spurs I also had the privilege of demonstrating the procedures to fellow foot surgeons in the laboratory...

Hockey Hall of Famer meets Toronto podiatrist at baseball game
... Next time I run into him I will ask him if he has any foot problems such as Fungal Nails, Hammertoes Corns and Bone Spurs, Heel Spur Pain, Plantar Fasciitis  Ingrown Toenails, Tailors' Bunions/Bunionettes, Bunions, Heel Spur Pain, Arch Pain, Plantar Fasciitis, or Achilles Tendonitis...

27 year old lady prefers non surgical treatment for bunions in Toronto, shows off her wedding tatoos
...   If you, or someone you care about suffer from foot pain due to Bunions, Hammertoes Corns or Bone Spurs  or other foot problems, please call my Toronto podiatry Office at 416-486-9917...

Toronto podiatrist lectures on bunion surgery to a world wide group of doctors and foot surgeons
...The lectures included lesser metatarsal osteotomies to treat painful, calluses, metatarsalgia and pain at the ball the foot, as well as procedures to correct lesser toe deformities, or contracted toes which can cause painful Hammertoes Corns and Bone Spurs and difficulty with wearing shoes comfortably...

Toronto foot specialist honoured to be chosen for "Meet the Masters"
... This refers to a set of techniques that allow podiatrists to correct common foot problems such as Bunions, Hammertoes Corns and Bone Spurs, and pain from dropped metatarsals [also called metatarsalgia]...

Toronto podiatrist to lecture on bunion surgery at international meeting in New Orleans
...Their subjects include minimally invasive techniques for the treatment and correction of Hallux Limitus/Toe Arthritis of the first metatarsal phalangeal joints [big toe joints], metatarsal osteotomies to relieve pain at the ball of the foot and techniques to treat Hammertoes Corns and Bone Spurs, all of which I currently perform in my Toronto foot clinic...

German hospitals strive for pain free bunion surgery. Is it available in Toronto?
... The good news is that, if you suffer from Bunions, Hammertoes Corns and Bone Spurs, dropped metatarsals, or require Surgery for Ingrown Toenails, you do not have to travel to a hospital in Germany if you want reduced pain following foot surgery...

Ankle sprain challenged Canadian Larisa Yurkiw’s Olympic dream
...You probably wouldn’t think twice about seeing your podiatrist for corns, hammer toes or bunions, but would you consider an ankle sprain to be anything more than, well…a pain in the ankle! If you sprain your ankle repeatedly, your ligaments may become weak and require surgical repair...

Amputation could have been avoided with better care
...Toes that are crooked could be bunions, hammer toes, or claw toes and the protruding joints may rub on your shoes leading to corns and calluses...

What An Improper Shoe Size Can Do To Your Feet
... What An Improper Shoe Size Can Do To Your Feet Listed below are some facts and recommendations regarding shoes and their impact on your feet: -Choosing an improper shoe size can cause bunions, corns, calluses, and several other foot-related afflictions...

Corns and calluses are common problems for truck drivers in Canada
Truck drivers may love their work seated behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler, but corns and calluses on their feet can make life on the road pretty rough...

Toronto lady has successful minimally invasive bunion surgery in Toronto podiatry office
... Although previous results do not guarantee future results, minimally invasive surgery can be an excellent treatment for deformities such as bunions, hammertoes, corns, and bone spurs...

Effective Tips To Manage Foot Corns
... Effective Tips To Manage Foot Corns ·      Sheldon H...

Experts Link Increased Incidence of Heel Pain to Flip-Flops
... Heel pain is not the only foot problem caused by flip-flops; increased shear stress may result in corns and callus...

Causes And Symptoms Of Foot Corns
For an affliction that has an amusing name, foot corns can be quite painful to manage...

Getting Minimally Invasive Surgery In Toronto At Bayview Medical Centre
...uses minimally invasive surgery to treat patients affected by foot-related afflictions and ailments, such as hammertoes, bunions, calluses, bone spurs, ingrown toenails, corns, and metatarsal pain...

Blame Your Genes Not Your Shoes
...Even without a predisposition to bunions, your feet will likely suffer from a range of conditions including: corns, callus, ingrown toenails, hammer toes and other lesser toe deformities...

Ways To Prevent Corns
Foot corns got their name due to their appearance being similar to- you guessed it, kernels of corn...

What You NEED To Know Regarding Minimally Invasive Surgery
...He uses it in his Toronto office to treat the following conditions:             •           Bone Spurs             •           Bunions             •           Calluses             •           Hammertoes             •           Hard corns (corns on the outside of toes)             •           Ingrown toenails             •           Metatarsal pain (pain on the ball of your foot)             •           Soft corns (corns between toes) How Patients Benefit from this Type of Procedure There are several advantages to for patients to having a minimally-invasive surgical procedure performed on the feet or ankles:             •           Smaller incisions and soft tissue work result in less pain and swelling             •           Most people do not require narcotic pain medications after surgery; over the counter pain relievers like Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or Aspirin can provide relief from discomfort             •           The procedure can be performed in the podiatrist’s office instead of going to a hospital             •           Local anesthesia can be used, which is carries less risk of complications than general anesthesia             •           Procedure is less costly since a hospital bed is not required             •           Patients can resume normal activities more quickly than if they have a large incision requiring a cast and/or crutches during recovery Sheldon H...

Understanding Corns: The Basics
Corns are a common foot condition that your body forms to protect the sensitive skin on the top and sides of your toes...

A 61-Year-Old Lady had Surgery for a Bunion and Fifth Toe Corn in Toronto
... If you or someone you care about suffer from bunions, corns are other foot problems, please contact my Toronto podiatry office at 416-624-3338...

Precautions Athletes Need To Take To Care For Their Feet This Fall
...   How Athletes Can Care for their Feet this Fall   •   Prevent Corns, Calluses and Blisters   Sores on your feet can make it very difficult to continue participating in the sport you enjoy...

Glamorous Footwear Exposes Celebrity Flaws
...Underneath those to-die-for heels lie the tell-tale signs of traumatized feet: corns, corns and more corns...

Foot Care Tips for Children and Young People with Diabetes
...    If you do find any warts, corns or hard skin on your child’s feet, consult a podiatrist...

Canadian Transport Agency Rejected Request to go Barefoot
...) rejected her request to allow her to travel barefoot and determined, “Overlapping toes, bleeding heels, corns, calluses, blisters and squeezed toes—are common, relatively minor and, in most cases, easily addressed by people and usually without medical intervention...

When to treat calluses and when to leave them alone
...com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/calluses-and-corns-topic-overview    

Is Surgery the Only Option To Cure a Hammer Toe?
...In some cases it can restrict movement of the foot, leading to corns and calluses...

World Foot Health Awareness Month
...And do you have any patches of hard skin, corns or lesions on your feet...

Foot Problems That Minimally Invasive Surgery Can Solve
... Corns Corns are an area of thick skin on the foot that is caused by friction or pressure...

Summer Heat can mean Troublesome Feet
...org/foot-health/common-foot-problems/corns/ http://www...

How to Pick Properly Fitting Shoes
One of the biggest causes of foot problems, from hammer toes to corns, is ill-fitting shoes...

Dealing with Corns
Corns and calluses are hard thickenings of skin that can appear on the foot...

You Can’t Stop the Effects of Nature
...Hard corns are painful under direct pressure so footwear can cause more pain until the lesion is removed...

Foot surgery…then and now
... Using local anaesthetic, experienced podiatrists can treat hammer toes, bone spurs, metatarsal pain, corns, calluses and ingrown toenails as well as bunions with minimally invasive foot surgery...

Smelly Feet – Stomping Odour for Good
...Use cornstarch and sprinkle some on the interiors of your footwear for the moisture to be absorbed...

Comparing Lesser Toe Conditions
... Treatment Options Conservative treatment of mallet toes involves supporting the affected toes with silicon splints and treating any corns that may form on the top of the joint...

What You Need to Know About Hammer Toes
...Your shoes can also rub against the raised part of the toe or toes – this now causes painful calluses or corns...

Foot Care in Older people
...They also cause corns and calluses as well as bunions...

Diabetic Foot Care: Know What to Do
...Never remove corns, warts, calluses and other foot lesions by yourself...

Treat Your Feet the Right Way
...Look for cuts, scratches, blisters, corns, calluses, plantar warts, ingrown or discoloured toenails, bluish or blackish skin, redness, swelling, warmth and pain...

Need Someone to Treat Those Painful Feet?
... Why You Have a Corn Corns develop over bony areas, like toe joints, when the joint has been subject to too much pressure, friction or torsion...

Taking Care of Feet This Summer
...Do not cut or shave corns, and do not pop blisters, too...

Common Foot Problems
...     Foot problems such as blisters, hammertoes, corns and calluses, bunions, claw and mallet toes, heel spurs, ingrown toenails, athlete’s foot, and toenail fungus can develop due to ill-fitting shoes as well as simple wear and tear...

Why You Might Need To Wear Orthotics
... Diabetes If you are suffering from diabetes, then you also have an increased risk of corns and calluses – especially if your foot alignment has been altered...

What You Can Do About a Hammertoe
...Corns and calluses also commonly develop on top of hammertoes because the toe rubs against the shoe...

Will Surgery help your Hammer Toes?
...Meanwhile, the end of the toe is pushing down into the sole of the shoe and is taking more weight than it should so it too is susceptible to corns...

Hammertoe Surgery – Do You Need It?
...  Because not that many know what hammertoes are, most people do not even know that they have one and instead believe they have corns...

All About Hammertoe Surgery
...For instance, it is possible to develop corns on top of the middle joint of the hammertoe...

Holiday Season: Great Foot Care Gifts
...   Foot Moisturizer Cream Foot cream is ideal for stimulation circulation as well as softening corns, calluses and rough heels...

Parties are Good for your Soul but Maybe not your Soles!
... If you have structural or functional problems with your feet, you are more likely to get corns...

Take Better Care of Your Feet
...   There are numerous problems that can afflict our feet – foot odour, fallen arches, cracked skin, ingrown toenails, fungal infections, calluses and corns, to name a few...

High Arches May Cause Hammer Toes
...This can lead to blisters or corns on the top of the joint or the end of the toe, especially in footwear that is too tight or too loose...

Diabetes and Your Feet
...   Look for problems such as: Sores, cuts, or red spots Ingrown toenails Swelling or fluid-filled blisters Corns or calluses Plantar warts Warm spots Athlete’s foot   For any foot problems that you want to discuss more thoroughly, set up an appointment with Sheldon H...

Your Choice in Shoes and How They Affect Your Health
...   Corns These are hard, dead skin that you might find over a joint or any bony prominence...

Top Reasons Why You Should Consult a Podiatrist
...You have bothersome callus or corns...

The Truth About Hammertoes
...Calluses and corns can also develop from the raised joints that rub against your shoes...

Corns 101: What You Should Know
  When certain areas of the feet are placed under excessive friction or pressure, foot corns can develop...

Foot Problems Depending on Age Group
...Such foot conditions include blisters and metatarsalgia, as well as corns and calluses...

Is It Time for New Orthotics?
...In addition, orthotics can improve balance; prevent the development of clawed digits and bunions; prevent ulcerations, calluses, and corns; support an individual’s arch and heel, and absorb the shock from the bottom of the foot when walking or participating in other activities...

Dealing with Different Kinds of Foot Pain
...Calluses and Corns These maladies often form when feet rub against the inside of shoes...

What is a Podiatrist?
A podiatrist, also called a doctor of podiatric medicine, is a specialist who provides medical diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems, such as bunions, heel pain, spurs, hammertoes, neuromas, ingrown toenails, warts, corns and calluses...

Diabetes and Your Feet
... If you have red spots, sore spots, blisters, corns, calluses, or consistent pain associated with wearing shoes, new proper fitted shoes must be obtained immediately...

Skin Problems
Allergies Athlete's Foot (tenia pedis) Blisters Burning Feet Calluses Corns Cysts Frostbite Fungus Gangrene Lesions Psoriasis Smelly Feet and Foot Odor Swelling Ulcers Warts

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Spurs
...Surgery may be prescribed if spurring around the joint becomes severe or leads to recurrent pain from persistent corns...

General Information and Tips
...Foot pain is caused by a wide variety of injuries, health problems or disorders, including (but not limited to): Arthritis Bone spurs Bunions Calluses Corns Flat Feet Gout Ingrown toenails Plantar fasciitis Sprains Stress fractures Warts Wearing improper shoes or extensive use of the feet...

Corns
Corns are calluses that form on the toes because of bones that push up against shoes and build up pressure on the skin...

Fungus
... Use a quality foot powder (talcum, not cornstarch) in conjunction with shoes that fit well and are made of materials that breathe...

Warts
...They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated...

Claw Toe
... Corns on the top of the toe or under the ball of the foot...

Hammertoes
...People with hammertoe may have corns or calluses on the top of the middle joint of the toe or on the tip of the toe...

Athletic Foot Care
...Added to these are common complaints such as corns, calluses and Athlete's Foot...

Corns and Calluses
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells...

Diabetic Foot Care
... And never attempt to cut your own bunions or corns as this can lead to infection, as well...

Pedicures
...(Please contact our office if you have deep calluses or corns and need help shaving them...

Self-Assessment Quiz
... no 0   - have corns, calluses, bunions or hammertoes...

General Information
... Corns and hammertoes...

Physical Therapy
...Heel spurs, bursitis, plantar fasciitis, bunions, corns and calluses, as well as many post-operative surgical conditions, respond well to physical therapy...

Basketball
...Not enough room can lead to blisters, corns, and calluses...

Jogging and Running
... The most common foot problems associated with jogging or running are blisters, corns, calluses, Athlete's Foot, shin splints, Achilles tendonitis, and plantar fasciitis...

Getting a Proper Fit
...Shoes that do not fit properly can cause bunions, corns, calluses, hammertoes and other disabling foot disorders...

Fitness And Your Feet
... The following are common ailments caused by improper foot care during exercise: Athlete's foot; Blisters; Corns and calluses; and Heel pain (including heel spurs)...

Walking and Your Feet
...The most common foot problems are blisters, corns, calluses, and plantar fasciitis...