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6-210 Pinebush Road
Cambridge, ON N1R 8A9

Same Plaza as Coffee Culture

Tel: 519-624-8000
Fax: 519-267-7006


Plantar warts are growths that usually appear on the heels or balls of your feet and most resolve on their own and do not pose a serious health concern. However, on occasion plantar warts can cause pain and discomfort and may need to be removed with special medication. The most common symptoms of a plantars wart are a small, fleshy, rough, grainy growth on the bottom of your foot that may or may not be accompanied by black pinpoints. Many people confuse a wart with a corn but one of the characteristics of a wart is that interrupts the normal lines and ridges in the skin of your foot where a corn does not.

Plantar warts are caused by an infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV) in the outer layer of skin on the soles of your feet. The most common places for HPV to thrive is warm and moist environments like a locker room or swimming pool.

Most plantar warts go away without treatment, though it may take a year or two. If your warts are painful or spreading, please contact your foot specialist.

Tenia Pedis

Athlete’s foot is a common fungal infection of the skin on the feet. Fungal germs or fungi often occur in small numbers on human skin where they usually do no harm. However, if conditions are right they can invade the skin, multiply, and cause infection. The conditions fungi like best are warm, moist and airless areas of skin, such as between the toes.

Athlete’s foot can also be passed on from person to person and common symptoms include:
A rash that becomes itchy and scaly.
The skin may become cracked and sore.
Tiny flakes of infected skin may fall off.
The rash may spread gradually along the toes if left untreated.
In some cases it spreads to the soles.
Scaling rash on the entire sole and side of the foot

Fungi do not usually go deeper than the skin into the body. However, other germs (bacteria) may enter through the cracked skin of untreated athlete’s foot. This can occasionally cause more serious infections of the foot or leg.The infection sometimes spreads to a nail. This can be treated.

Toe Types

Hammer Toe

A hammer toe is a toe that is contracted at the middle joint in the toe. Ligaments and tendons tighten and cause the toe’s joints to curl downwards. Hammer toes may occur in any toe except the big toe. There are two types – flexible and rigid. In a flexible hammer toe, the joint has the ability to move. A rigid hammer toe does not have that same ability to move. Both felxible and rigid hammer toes can be painless but on occasions may cause pain due to callus or corns caused by rubbing on the top of shoes.

Mallet Toe

Excessive rubbing of the mallet toe against the top of the shoe can lead to pain and the development of a corn. The tip of the toe is often turned down against the shoe causing pressure and discomfort.

A mallet toe occurs when the joint at the end of the toe cannot straighten. Mallet toes can cause extreme discomfort, and can be aggravated if restrictive or improperly fitting footwear is worn for a prolonged period of time.

Claw Toe

A claw toe is a toe that is contracted at middle and end joints in the toe and can lead to severe pressure and pain. Ligaments and tendons that have tightened and caused the joints to curl downwards. Claw can be flexible and/or rigid. In a flexible claw toe, the joint has the ability to movea nd can be straightend manually. A rigid claw toe does not have that same ability to move or has very little movement and is extreamly painful.

Shin Splints

Shin splints are a common complaint, especially among runners and other athletes. Patients experience pain in the front or inside aspect of the lower leg or shin due to overexertion of the muscles after running or even walking. The pain usually comes gradually without a history of trauma. Shin splints should not be left untreated because there is an increased risk of stress fractures.

Shin splints can be caused stress to the muscles in the front of the foot. Common causes are wearing athletic shoes that are worn out and don’t have enough shock absorption, flat feet that lead to increased stress on the lower leg muscles during exercise, high arched feet that have poor shock absorption.

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Wilson Health Services was founded in June of 2001 by Dr. Jason Wilson.  The office has grown over the years and is now a bustling multidisciplinary office.  Our team includes two Chiropractors, five Registered Massage Therapists, two Physiotherapists, an Acupuncturist, a Naturopath, a Chiropodist and a Low Intensity Laser Therapist.


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