Gavin W.G. Chalmers DPM

Flatfoot (Pes Planus)

Defines flatfoot, its causes, and who is affected by the condition. Lists symptoms and discusses treatment options. Offers pictures of exercises that may help.

Foot Odor

Foot odor is common when you wear shoes that don’t “breathe.” Usually, if you take off your shoes, wash your feet, and put on clean socks, the odor goes away. Occasionally the problem continues despite your efforts to get rid of the odor. Persistent odor may mean a: Bacterial infection has developed. Prescription…

Hammer, Claw, or Mallet Toe: Should I Have Surgery?

Guides through decision to have surgery for hammer, claw, or mallet toe. Includes symptoms of hammer, claw and mallet toe and describes nonsurgical treatment. Covers benefits and risks. Includes an interactive tool to help you make your decision.

Estiramiento con toalla

Para hacer el ejercicio de estiramiento con toalla: Coloque una toalla enrollada debajo de la zona metatarsiana del pie, sosteniéndola por ambos extremos. Jale suavemente la toalla hacia usted mientras mantiene la rodilla estirada. Sostenga esta posición de 15 a 30 segundos. Repita de 2 a 4 veces. Hable con su médico o…

Roomy Shoes

Many foot problems—such as bunions, calluses and corns, or hammer, claw, or mallet toes —will not become severely painful or disabling if you wear shoes with a wide toe box that gives your toes and the ball of your foot more room. Try to wear shoes that: Have low heels. Avoid high-heeled, narrow, or pointed-toe shoes…