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Step in the Right Direction

May is Foot Health Month and the Foot Care Centre at Women’s College Hospital wants to help you step in the right direction to healthy, happy feet. Here are some steps to making that happen:

  1. Wear proper fitting footwear
    Getting calluses on your toes? Maybe your shoes are too small. Our Foot Care Centre recommends a thumbnail width of space between your longest toes and your shoe, and your shoes should be wide enough that you don’t feel the sides.
  1. Only wear flip flops poolside
    Flip flops change the way you walk. They cause your toes to claw and your steps to be shorter as your foot tries to keep the shoe on. The Foot Care Centre at WCH suggests that you use them at the pool only and look for more supportive sandals with straps.
  1. Wear your heels sparingly
    High heels move your centre of gravity forward, causing your forefoot to take on more pressure. Our team at the Foot Care Centre recommends sticking with low shoes for day-to-day activities and wear high heels for special events only.
  1. Don’t suffer in silence
    Heel pain? You’re not alone. Approximately 1 in 10 people will suffer from plantar fasciitis at some point in their life. The Foot Care Centre at WCH offers biomechanical exam and gait analysis to help identify the pain.
  1. Beware of the bunion
    Bunions are a change in alignment to the first toe joint. Your condition and risk factor has to do with your genes, gait and footwear. The Foot Care Centre at WCH can help best protect your feet from bunions.
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Location & Contact Information

Foot Care Centre
77 Grenville Street
1st floor
Toronto, ON M5S 1B3

**Please note our location is across the street from the main Women’s College Hospital building**

Phone: 416-323-6020

Fax: 416-323-6522

Email: footcarecentre@wchospital.ca

Hours of Service
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed between 12 noon - 1 p.m.

Please note we are closed on weekends.

This clinic is fully accessible.

Our Publications

  • Fully affiliated with:
  • University of Toronto

  • A member of:
  • Council of Academic Hospitals of Ontario (CAHO)