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Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic we are limiting our patient encounters to those requiring emergency care, wound care and post-operative care.

We are happy to announce that you can now video visit with one of our providers online through Medeo, a secure video-conferencing technology that connects practitioners with patients for virtual care purposes. You can conduct a video visit using a computer (with webcam), tablet, or smartphone.
To learn more about the Medeo technology we use, watch this segment featured on CTV News.

To get started, contact Foot Care Institute to book an appointment (just like any other visit) and indicate that you would like to see one of our providers for a video visit online. Once we’ve determined that your visit is suitable for virtual care, we will arrange a VIRTUAL CARE appointment time with you and you will receive an email invitation which will guide you through the sign-up process.

Book a video visit now by calling 519-258-3668 or email us at info@footcareinstitute.ca

Corns

corns

Corns are hardened bumps, normally found on the top or on the side of the toes. Some may also be found on the bottom of the feet. Corns are typically small and circular and have either hard or soft centers. Hard corns are generally found on the more firm areas of the foot, while soft corns are typically found in areas prone to be more moist, such as in between the toes.

You may have a corn if you notice a raised, hardened bump on your foot, skin that is dry and flaky or waxy, and feel pain or tenderness underneath the skin. There are many factors that play into why a person may develop a corn. Certain factors include wearing shoes or socks that are too tight, regularly walking barefoot or not wearing socks often, old age, or repeatedly jogging or exercising in a certain way that causes friction. Having other foot-related complications, such as hammertoe or bunions, can increase your risk of developing a corn.

To help prevent the formation of corns, it’s recommended that you wash your feet daily with soap, water, and a scrubbing brush. It’s also useful to wear shoes that leave your toes with plenty of space, as well as cutting your nails straight across and not digging into the sides. Without certain footwear or lifestyle changes, it’s likely for a corn to develop again.

If your corn is extremely painful or if you have diabetes or poor circulation, we recommend you seek professional help. Because the removal process is best done by a doctor, it’s important you seek the help of a podiatrist who can aid you in determining a treatment plan best suited for your particular case.

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