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Informative Blog Posts About Happy Feet

We have a vast inventory of knowledge to share when it comes to feet. Despite being such an important part of our body, you may not know a lot about human feet and how to keep them healthy. Read our blogs for getting interesting insights on the topic and increasing your knowledge.

  • plantar warts pain foot doctor calgary podiatrist
    08/06/2020
    Plantar Fasciitis 101

    Do you suffer from pain in your heel or the bottom of your foot?

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  • kids feet calgary foot doctor podiatrist
    08/06/2020
    Can Kids Wear Hand Me Down Shoes?

    If you’re a parent, you probably know how fast kids can grow out of their shoes and clothes.

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  • calgary foot doctor for children
    08/06/2020
    Should Your Child See a Calgary Foot Doctor?

    As a parent, it’s your job to make sure that your child is growing up strong and healthy.

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  • athlete with injured foot and ankle calgary podiatrist
    08/06/2020
    How Do I Avoid Sports Injuries to the Feet and Ankles?

    Whether you’re a serious athlete or you just play sports for fun, you’re at risk of injuring yourself.

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  • injured foot care from foot doctor in Calgary
    08/06/2020
    A Podiatrist or a Nail Salon?

    Many people only think of visiting a podiatrist when they’re having a problem with their feet.

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  • running shoes podiatrist Calgary
    08/06/2020
    5 Signs It's Time to Replace Your Running Shoes

    If you’re a runner, you know that good shoes aren’t optional.

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  • close up of two feet
    22/04/2020
    5 Things You Should Know about Toe Spurs

    Most people don’t spend any time thinking about their toes. However, these important appendages play a big part in walking, standing, balancing and pretty much anything else you do on your feet. That’s why toe spurs are so debilitating.

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  • Shockwave Therapy applied to foot in Calgary
    28/01/2020
    Laser Pain Therapy 101

    At Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic, we use a wide range of approaches and technologies to help our patients manage pain and regain their full range of movement.

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  • 27/09/2019
    Treatments for Common Ballet Foot Injuries and Problems

    Ballet is one of the most graceful art forms in Western culture, but the effect it has on your feet is anything but beautiful. When you regularly carry your body weight on just your big toes, you’re bound to have foot problems.

     

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  • A Calgary woman's pedicured and manicured feet and hands
    12/09/2019
    How To Spot A Clean Nail Salon

    As relaxing as they can be, some nail salons aren’t clean enough and can leave you with infections or even nail fungus along with your beautifying treatment. Here’s how to tell that the only thing you’ll get at your local Calgary nail salon is time for yourself and beautiful finger and toenails.

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  • A calgary resident's plantar wart
    12/09/2019
    What Are Plantar Warts And How Are They Treated?

    Plantar warts are growths that usually occur on the soles of your feet, although they can also appear on the top. Unlike other types of warts, these are often flat because the constant pressure of walking causes them to grow inwards. While they can be uncomfortable and sometimes ugly, plantar warts aren’t harmful.

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  • A Calgary resident about to slip on custom orthotic shoes
    11/07/2019
    Custom Orthotics: When to Consider Getting a Pair

    Foot pain is enough to ruin just about anybody’s day. If you suffer from this type of discomfort, custom orthotics prescribed by a professional podiatrist in Calgary may be just what you need. Here are three situations in which custom insoles can be of benefit.

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  • A Calgary woman's feet beside an orthotic insole
    11/07/2019
    What to Consider When Comparing Custom Orthotics with Store-Bought Orthotics

    If you suffer from foot, ankle or leg pain due to an injury, illness or foot deformity, you may already know that orthotic insoles can help relieve your discomfort. However, the products available at your local pharmacy may not be enough. In fact, to truly mitigate your pain, you may need custom orthotics prescribed to you by a Calgary foot doctor. Here’s what you should know.

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  • Close up of a Calgary hiker’s shoes on rocky ground
    10/06/2019
    How to Prepare Your Feet for a Pain-Free Hike

    Are you wondering how to keep your feet feeling good during a long day of hiking in the Rockies? Here are a few tips from the experts at Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic in Calgary on what you can do to prepare your feet for your next trek.

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  • A Calgary skier adjusting their boots on the slopes
    10/06/2019
    How to Prepare Your Feet for Skiing or Snowboarding

    If you’re planning to hit the slopes this winter, ensure you take steps to prepare your feet for rigorous exercise in the extreme cold. Without proper foot care, winter sports can result in all kinds of foot ailments, including sprains, blisters, athlete’s foot and frostbite. We’ve put together a guide on how to prepare your feet for skiing and snowboarding so they stay warm and pain-free during the harsh Calgary winter.

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  • Close up sockless feet of a Calgary woman lounging on a couch
    10/06/2019
    How to Not Wear Socks (Without Causing a Stink)

    It’s all the rage these days to wear shoes without socks, but can you really go sockless without experiencing smelly feet and risking fungal infections? The answer is yes—as long as you don’t neglect basic foot care. While we strongly suggest wearing socks with shoes (except for sandals), here are our top six tips for how to go sockless without doing harm to your feet.

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  • A Calgary woman putting on high heels without socks
    10/06/2019
    Is it Bad to Wear Shoes Without Socks?

    Have you ever gone sockless when wearing shoes, or wondered what it would be like? While socks play an important role in maintaining the health of your feet, there are some circumstances where it can be acceptable to go without them—as long as you take precautions to keep your feet clean, dry and fungus-free. Keep reading to learn more.

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  • A Calgary patient holding the pain in her foot
    10/06/2019
    Why Your Orthotics May Be Causing You Pain

    Orthotics are meant to relieve the pain caused by unbalanced foot mechanics, not to create additional discomfort. However, there are some reasons why your orthotics may be causing you pain, especially when you first begin wearing them and after you have worn them for a while. As providers of custom orthotics in Calgary, we at Dalhousie Station Foot Clinic want to help you understand the four main reasons why your orthotics may be hurting you.

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  • A Calgary patient’s foot being sized for orthotics
    10/06/2019
    What Happens When You Stop Wearing Your Orthotics

    After wearing orthotics for a while and finding relief from their pain, some people think they don't need to continue wearing them. However, in most cases, orthotics are meant to be worn permanently because they correct the function of your foot, but not the foot itself.

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  • A Calgary patient relieving a foot callus with a pumice stone
    13/11/2018
    How to Soothe Foot Corns and Calluses

    Corns and calluses are defined by a thickening of the skin where it rubs against shoes or other parts of the foot. Corns tend to be small, hard bumps that form on the top of the foot, while calluses are larger and flat. Both can be irritating, so our foot specialist in Calgary has compiled a list of suggestions on how to soothe painful corns and calluses.

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