Top of feet with toes spread apart

Calluses and Corns

Calluses and Corns What are Calluses and Corns? Calluses and corns are thickened areas of the skin. This thickened skin is a response to an area of higher pressure or shear. To protect the skin, the body responds by thickening…
Viewing the top of the foot with a bunion and hallux valgus deformities

Bunion and Hallux Valgus

Bunion and Hallux Valgus What are Bunions? Bunions are a bony deformity on the side of the big toe joint (1st MTP joint). It can be accompanied with or without the deviation of the toe (hallux valgus). When the bunion…
On the Ball Orthotics Grand Opening BBQ

GRAND OPENING BBQ!

GRAND OPENING! On the Ball Orthotics is having their grand opening! Come on out for a BBQ and to win prizes!   Where:  On the Ball Orthotics - Unit 5, 750 Big Bay Point Road, Barrie, ON, L4M 4S6 When: …
Metatarsal arch collapse, which can lead to Morton's Neuroma

Morton’s Neuroma

Morton's Neuroma What is Morton’s Neuroma? Morton’s neuroma is a compression of the digital nerve, between the metatarsals (bones at the forefoot). This compression causes nerve-like pain in the forefoot and into the toes. The most common area of pain…

Bone Spurs in the Foot

Bone Spurs in the Foot What is a bone spur? A bone spur is a bone growth on a structure attaching to the bone. This structure may be a tendon, which attaches the muscle to the bone, or growth on…

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common diagnoses that I see in the clinic. It can be quite debilitating and affect day to day life. What exactly is this fasciitis, and how do you get rid of…