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Thornhill Podiatrist | Thornhill Are You Looking For a Foot Doctor In Richmond Hill | ON | The Foot Institute |

 


Darryl Cohen and Associates
NHD Pod(SA), BSc(Hons)(Podiatric Studies)

 

441 Clark Ave West
Suite 201
Thornhill, ON
L4J 6W8
(Sobeys Plaza at corner Clark and Hilda)
(905) 886-3965

 

Lawrence Square Shoppng Centre
700 Lawrence Ave West
Suite 125
Toronto, ON
M6A 3B4  
(416) 787-1381

 

Are You Looking For a Foot Doctor In Richmond Hill
 

It is relatively easy to injure a foot, at least compared to other body parts. Just walking down the street on an uneven sidewalk can cause your foot and/or ankle to turn just enough to cause an injury. Landing on a foot while slightly off-balance can also leave you with a nagging injury that you can't ignore. This can leave you looking for a podiatrist in Richmond Hill. When you have foot issues, you need a doctor who specializes in the treatment of feet. Your family doctor will probably just refer you to a podiatrist if he or she suspects a foot injury.

We take our feet for granted but they are one of the most complicated parts of the human anatomy, as any podiatrist in Richmond Hill can attest to. The precision and complexity of the human foot has often been compared to the inner workings of a finely tuned Swiss pocket watch. One-quarter of the bones in the human body reside in the foot and ankle, twenty-six in all. This bioengineering marvel is supported with thirty-three joints, plus hundreds of ligaments and tendons. It is not surprising, therefore, that so many of us end up with a significant foot injury during our lifetime.
We use our feet for mobility and balance. We depend on our feet to allow us to easily maneuver through a supermarket maze of food isles and race through the mall during the holiday season to find those last minute gifts. If danger approaches, we use our feet to run away and escape. If you enjoy playing tennis, basketball, softball, or just about any other sport, you can thank your feet for allowing you to do so. When we jump in the air to sink a basket or catch a frisbee, it is the humble feet that orchestrate this amazing physical ability. An Olympic gymnast could not balance on the on the high beam without her foot in tip top shape.

The incidence of diabetes is rapidly growing in all industrialized nations. The United States Centers For Disease Control and Prevention predicts that at least one-third of the population could have some form of diabetes by 2050. Unfortunately, diabetics often suffer from debilitating foot issues due to peripheral nerve damage and blood vessel damage. A podiatrist in Richmond Hill can help look for early signs of this type of damage and offer suggestions on how to prevent any further injury. Diabetics should always have their feet examined by a podiatrist on a regular basis.
Leonardo da Vinci is famous for saying, "The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art." While its complexity certainly is something to admire, it also means there is a lot that can go wrong in a foot. If you are seeking the help of a podiatrist in Richmond Hill, you have probably found out you needed one the painful way. Rest assured though, medical science has mastered the mechanics of fixing a foot and your podiatrist will be capable of restoring it to its rightful glory.

 
 
 
Thornhill Podiatrist The Foot Institute is a poidiatry office providing Are You Looking For a Foot Doctor In Richmond Hill, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Thornhill, ON. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Taylor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the L4J6W8 area and surrounding areas in Thornhill