Foot Care in NB and in PEI
As a professional licensed podiatrist with many years of experience, Dr. Brian Johnson provides the foot care treatments that help to keep your entire family’s feet healthy, including the following:
Custom and computerized orthotics
Diabetic foot care and testing
Dr. Brian Johnson can treat:
Hard to cut nails
A bunion is a bony bump on the joint at the base of the big toe. Over-pronation (when the foot rolls inward excessively) can cause swelling and tenderness at this joint. As the bump gets bigger, it causes the big toe to turn in toward the second toe.
Calluses are areas of dead, hardened skin. They form to protect the skin and structures underneath from pressure, friction and injury and may appear grayish, yellowish or bumpy. Calluses become a problem when they grow large enough to cause pain or impede proper foot function.
Hammer toes bend or curl downward due to weakened muscles. While the deformity can affect any toe, hammer toes most frequently occur in the four smaller toes.
A neuroma is a chronic irritation of nerves, usually between the third and fourth metatarsal (ball of foot). Improper foot function is often to blame.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is the flat band of tissue (ligament) that connects your heel bone to your toes, supporting the arch of your foot. If you strain your plantar fascia, it becomes weak, swollen and irritated. Your heel or bottom of your foot hurts when you stand or walk, and the pain is often most acute in the morning.