Ankle Sprains

Home Understanding Ankle Sprains One of the most common injuries for those who are physically active – and even those who are just clumsy or living life normally and had the misfortune of taking a bad fall – ankle sprains occur when the foot twists or rolls with sudden or unexpected movement, such as during […]

Athlete’s Foot

Home Understanding Athlete’s Foot Athlete’s foot is a fungal skin infection that can occur on any part of the foot, including between the toes. Symptoms of athlete’s foot include itchiness and dry skin that don’t improve even after applying moisturizers.  The dry skin may actually look soggy, white or red as well between the toes, and […]

Black Toenails | Blue Toenails

Home Understanding Black Toenails | Blue Toenails Black toenails are essentially bruised toenails, and may have a blue coloration as well. The black or blue coloration is caused by internal bleeding. Like regular bruises, black toenails can vary in severity from mild to extremely painful. Black toenails in particular are big indicators that the internal […]

Running Shoes

Home How to Choose Quality Running Shoes Imagine this: you walk into the shoe store, thinking, “About time I replaced my running shoes, they’re getting worn out. This should be quick; I’ll just pick a pair and go.” Except, it’s never really that simple. There’s shelf after shelf of running shoes before you, and so […]

Lateral Knee Pain

Home Understanding Lateral Knee Pain | Outer Knee Pain While the knee is one of the strongest and most important joints in the human body, it is also one of the most complex, and it is easily injured due to that. That’s why you’re always supposed to wear kneepads when rollerblading or skateboarding! Because there […]

Plantar heel pain | Plantar fasciitis

Home Understanding Plantar Heel Pain | Plantar Fasciitis Plantar heel pain, or plantar fasciitis, a disorder that is characterised by sharp pain in the heel and throughout the bottom of the foot, or the plantar. The pain is worst in the morning with your first few steps, and often feels like a dull ache for the […]

Metatarsal Stress Fractures

Home Understanding Metatarsal Stress Fractures In addition to hairline fractures and complete fractures, there are also microfractures which are even tinier cracks or breaks in the bone. Stress fractures occur most commonly in the weight-bearing bones of the foot where there is the highest amount of stress. These are typically the second and third metatarsal […]

Metatarsal Fractures

Home Understanding Metatarsal Fractures Metatarsal fractures are, unfortunately, more common than you’d think – and they are among the most debilitating since you need the metatarsals to do pretty much anything with your foot.  The metatarsals are the long bones in the foot connecting the ankle to the toes and breaks in these bones may […]

Toe Fractures

Home Understanding Toe Fractures Fun fact: the foot contains 26 bones, 14 of which are in the toes – and you can break any one of them!  The warning signs (mainly pain) of a toe fracture usually show up well beforehand, so it would be wise to heed them. When a toe is fractured, it […]


Home Understanding Sesamoiditis Sesamoiditis is a condition which plagues the sesamoid bones at the front of the foot. So named for their resemblance to sesame seeds, they are a set of two bones located under the big toe which stabilize the entire foot.  Sesamoiditis is when you feel a sharp pain, ache, or soreness at […]