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MISSISSAUGA, ON, November 21, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- One of the most misunderstood conditions that Mark and Marilyn Bradley, Mississauga podiatrists/chiropodists, treat is known as an ingrown toenail. Included under this title is also involuted, and onycryptotic conditions. Upon review of both professional and lay sources the Bradley's finds a repetitive and erroneous theme, citing poor footwear, trauma, and inappropriate nail cutting techniques as the primary causes of these conditions.
Undeniably footwear does play a significant roll in the condition, but only as a complicating factor rather than the origin. A majority of cases are bilateral, or proceed to become bilateral eventually, which would rule out the possibility of trauma or nail care techniques being the primary cause.
"After over 25 years of practice and hundreds of successful surgical corrections of ingrown toenails, the primary cause of this most common of conditions lies in the biomechanical function of the foot. Almost invariably, the presenting individuals with ingrown toenails when viewed through weight baring and walking demonstrate a noticeable degree of compensatory pronation and subsequent associated functional Hallux Limitus," said Mark Bradley, chiropodist/podiatrist in Mississauga.
In other words, this means a patient's feet might roll in. As a result, when a person attempts to toe off, the big toe joint locks forcing the patient to turn their foot out wards. The weight of the entire body is then born briefly on the side of the big toe as they roll off. When this happens, patients will quickly sense the amount of pressure produced, which then becomes more pronounced in ill-fitting footwear. More over, when this action is repeated over years it is easy to better comprehend how patients describe their nails as becoming more and more ingrown.
Often the presentation of this condition is long past the point of prevention and requires the performance of a simple, painless and aesthetically pleasing surgical procedure, which permanently corrects the problem. It is vitally important that the cause is properly identified because, unless addressed in a unilateral situation, it is very likely that the same individual will return subsequently for similar conditions on the opposite foot. Also it is important to remember that the nail condition is merely a manifestation or symptom of the underlying biomechanical dysfunction. Most frequently the same functional instability can cause bunion deformities, toe contractures, plantar fasciitis in Mississauga and painful callouses to name but a popular few.
Prior to declaring a diagnosis of an ingrown toenail and subsequent treatment, Mark and Marilyn Bradley ask their patients to weight bare using video gait analysis in Mississauga, for a moment to offer the best treatment options possible, including Mississauga orthotics. For more information on available treatment through weight bearing, Dr. Bradley encourages his patients to visit the YouTube clip at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rVaHdrFN0g. Through this technology, Drs. Mark and Marilyn Bradley, Mississauga, ON podiatrist/chiropodist, can find the true cause to a patient's affliction.
About Brantford Podiatry and Mississauga Podiatry: Established in 1973, Brantford Podiatry and Mississauga Podiatry have been built and further developed since then in association and partnership with Mark and Marilyn Bradley. The two practice locations continue to operate as Brantford Podiatry Associates and Mississauga Podiatry Associates under new ownership by the Bradley's in 2011. This also marks the latest evolution of the company beginning with rebranding itself as Purefunction to reflect both the new philosophy and direction of the future. Mark Bradley has been practicing podiatry since 1986 and Marilyn Bradley has been practicing since 1996 while Sheldon Freelan has been practicing since 1971. All three chiropodists/podiatrists maintain continuing education course and provide an array of podiatric services including treatment of heel pain and ingrown toenails.
20 Kingsbridge Garden Circle Suite 2006
Mississauga, ON L5R3K7
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