Calcaneal Fat Pad Contusion/Fat Pad Syndrome

Calcaneal Fat Pad Contusion/Fat Pad Syndrome   What is it? Calcaneal fat pad contusion, or fat pad syndrome, occurs when the fat pad under the heel becomes irritated. There is a fat pad that sits under the heel to protect…
A high arch

Pes Cavus (High Arch)

Pes Cavus (High Arch) What is it? Pes cavus (high arch) is when the arch on the inside of the foot is higher than what would be considered normal. This pes cavus (high arch) may be flexible, leading to a…
Rocker sole shoe

Shoe Modifications

Shoe Modifications Why Would I Need Shoe Modifications? Ever find a shoe that was almost perfect, except for a small issue? Shoe modifications can help with the fit to improve comfort and reduce pain. There are small and easy modifications…
Four pairs of orthopaedic shoes, Cambrian.

Orthopaedic Shoes

Orthopaedic Shoes What are Orthopaedic Shoes? Orthopaedic shoes contain features to aid with fit and function. These features may include a removeable insole, strong heel counter, stable midsole/base, a lace or Velcro closure, multiple width options and other specialty features.…
View from the bottom of the foot

Diabetes and the Feet

Diabetes and the Feet Diabetic complications can lead to problems in the feet. These problems can become serious if not taken care of. Those with diabetes should be monitoring their feet to prevent these problems from worsening. What is Diabetes?…
Bones in the knee joint with the meniscus indicated in red.

Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis What is it? Knee osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage in the knee wears down causing friction at the knee joint. This cartilage may wear down until the bones are rubbing together without the protection of the cartilage. Knee…
Two different coloured compression socks

Compression Socks – Happy and Healthy Legs!

Compression Socks - Happy and Healthy Legs! How do you know if compression socks are right for you? Do you sit or stand for long periods of time? Do your ankles or legs swell up at the end of the…
Child's bare feet

Kids and their Feet

Kids and their Feet As kids and their feet develop, it is important to keep their feet healthy to prevent pain and other issues in the future. What may seem like growing pains might be an issue with the feet.…
Pain location of shin spints: the the lower two thirds of the lower leg.

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome)

Shin Splints (Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome) What is it? Shin splints, or Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) is characterized by pain in on the inside of the lower leg, specifically in the lower two thirds (see figure 1). Overuse and…
Foot sliding into a running shoe

Shoes – Getting the Right Fit

Shoes – Getting the Right Fit During the day, we are on our feet walking around at work, standing in the kitchen, and running from place to place trying to get through the day. If there is pain in your…