Patient Podiatry Education

Aurora Foot & Ankle Clinic - Foot Problems

From routine checkups to treatments for surgery, Aurora Foot & Ankle Clinic is equipped to handle all your podiatric needs. To help you understand your options, we've included descriptions of some of our leading services on this page.

Ankle Sprains
Ankle sprains are caused by an unnatural twisting or force on the ankle bones of the foot, often resulting in one or more ligaments on the outside of the ankle to be stretched or torn. If not properly treated, ankle sprains could develop into long-term problems. 

Bunions
Bunions are misaligned big toe joints that can become swollen and tender, causing the first joint of the big toe to slant outward, and the second joint to angle toward the other toes. 

Flat Feet
Flat feet are a common condition. In infants and toddlers, the longitudinal arch is not developed and flat feet are normal. The arch develops in childhood, and by adulthood, most people have developed normal arches. 

Hammertoes
Hammertoe is a deformity of the second, third or fourth toes. In this condition, the toe is bent at the middle joint, resembling a hammer. Left untreated, hammertoes can become inflexible and require surgery.

Diabetes and Your Feet
With a diabetic foot, a wound as small as a blister from wearing a shoe that's too tight can cause a lot of damage. Diabetes decreases blood flow, so injuries are slow to heal.

Heel Pain
Plantar fasciitis (or heel pain) is commonly traced to an inflammation on the bottom of the foot. Our practice can evaluate arch pain, and may prescribe customized shoe inserts called orthoses to help alleviate the pain. 

Corns
Corns and calluses are protective layers of compacted, dead skin cells. They are caused by repeated friction from skin rubbing against bony areas or against an irregularity in a shoe. Corns ordinarily form on the toes and calluses on the soles of the feet.

Athlete's Foot
A chronic infection caused by various types of fungus, Athlete's foot is often spread in places where people go barefoot such as public showers or swimming pools. 

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How To Care For Your Feet When You Have Diabetes
...There are a few important points to keep in mind for foot care if you’re a patient who has been diagnosed with diabetes: Clip your toenails carefully to avoid ingrown toenails...

How to protect your feet before a big race
...Trim toenails to a comfortable length to avoid ingrown toenails...

When to Visit a Foot and Ankle Surgeon
...) that can affect the feet Impaired ability to function in certain activities Heel pain in the morning Any painful condition of the foot, ankle or lower leg Discomfort after standing for awhile Changes in the appearance of your foot or ankle An abnormal growth   Foot and ankle surgeons treat all symptoms and conditions affecting the foot and ankle, such as: bunions,  heel pain (plantar fasciitis),  flatfoot,  foot or ankle arthritis,  sports injuries,  tendon disorders,  fractures (broken bones),  diabetes complications,  ingrown toenails,  neuromas, dermatological conditions,  tingly feet,  hammertoes  and much more...

Going Barefoot This Summer...Take Caution
... Tip: Inspect your feet and your children's feet on a routine basis for skin problems, such as warts, calluses, ingrown toenails and suspicious moles, spots or freckles...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Ingrown toenails (which curve into the skin on the sides of the nail) and fungal infections can go unnoticed because of loss of feeling...

Diabetic Complications and Amputation Prevention
... Ingrown toenails (which curve into the skin on the sides of the nail) and fungal infections can go unnoticed because of loss of feeling...

Ingrown Toenails
... Causes Causes of ingrown toenails include: Heredity...

MRSA Infection of the Foot
...Those walking barefoot and suffering from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot, eczema, ingrown toenails, puncture wounds or corns and calluses can be at higher risk for infection since these conditions can cause minor tears in the skin which can act as portals for the bacteria to enter the body...

P.A.D. (Peripheral Arterial Disease)
...Keep edges rounded to avoid ingrown toenails, which can cause infections...

Peripheral Arterial Disease (P.A.D.)
...Keep edges rounded to avoid ingrown toenails, which can cause infections...

Staph Infections of the Foot
...Those walking barefoot and suffering from common, relatively minor foot problems such as cuts, cracks in the skin, athlete’s foot, eczema, ingrown toenails, puncture wounds or corns and calluses can be at higher risk for infection since these conditions can cause minor tears in the skin which can act as portals for the bacteria to enter the body...

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or question about podiatry!
Main Office #: (604) 248-8985
Main Fax: 604-248-8986

Our Location

Office Hours
Monday:1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday:Closed