Gavin W.G. Chalmers DPM


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…

Pronación excesiva

Normalmente, al caminar, el pie toca el piso primero con el lado externo del talón. Después, el peso del cuerpo pasa a lo largo del borde interno de la planta (pronación normal) y después regresa a la parte exterior del pie. En la pronación excesiva, el peso del cuerpo se mantiene en el borde interno de la planta.

Bunions: Should I Have Surgery?

Guides through decision to have bunion surgery. Provides general overview of what bunions are. Looks at types of surgery, possible complications, and effectiveness. Includes interactive tool to help you decide.

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.

Phalangeal head resection for hammer toe

Phalangeal head resection for hammer toe: Slide 1 A hammer toe is a toe that bends down toward the floor at the middle toe joint. It usually happens in the second toe. The toe may bend up at the joint where the toe and foot meet, causing the middle toe joint to rise up. Phalangeal head resection for hammer toe: Slide 2…