Why Does My Child Walk on Their Toes?

Are they in pain? Is something wrong with their feet? Will they toe walk when they are adults? If you are asking yourself these questions, don’t worry. Toe walking, also known as equinus gait is normal in the early childhood phase. Children, both boys and girls, walk on their toes when they learn to walk and move around the room. The first step to check…

Treating Flat Feet in Children

Every parent’s greatest joy is watching their child grow and make progress from crawling, to standing with support, to finally taking those first few steps. As they grow and begin to master their walking and motor skills, this is a key time to carefully observe your children’s feet and their growth. It is widely known that most infants are born with flat feet. Studies state…

Your Feet Are Unique, Your Shoe Inserts Should Be, Too

Shoe companies love your feet.  They make shoes with memory foam, springs and even air.  When you’ve tried them all and still feel foot pain, you’re ready to think about shoe inserts. Shoe inserts, or orthotics, are supports that are worn inside a shoe to help alleviate discomfort and provide support for your arches.  However, if there is an underlying cause to your foot and…

Athletic Children and Bone Fractures

We got the World Cup!  How inspiring this is for our little girls and boys.  With the spirit of competition and an active lifestyle, more parents encourage organized sports to their children.  We see younger kids on the fields more than ever.  This is great, however, parents must be aware of this fact: children are more likely to experience broken bones than adults. Injuries resulting…