Diagnosing the Problem: Heel Pain in Children

Heel pain in a child may be linked to a growth spurt. In other words: Growing pains may be real! A child with heel pain or difficulty walking may have Severs Disease/Calcaneal Apophysitis. In this condition, the heel bone grows faster than the surrounding tendons and muscles during a growth spurt, and they are overstretched. In addition, there are biomechanical factors which can trigger the…

Get Full Relief from the Discomfort of Athlete’s Foot

Do you have an itchy rash on your feet or between your toes? Have you noticed patches of scaly, dry or blistered skin anywhere on your feet? Athlete’s foot is caused by a contagious fungus that thrives and spreads in warm, moist places like your socks and shoes. Because it is so contagious, you may have picked it up at a public place like a…

Professional Help Can Heal Painful Plantar Warts

It’s fun to walk barefoot and many of us do it at home and in public places. But walking without protection on your feet can make you susceptible to picking up contagious foot problems. One of these is plantar warts. These growths are caused by a virus that thrives in public gyms, showers and pools. The warts appear on the sole of your foot. Because…

How to Treat In-Toeing and Out-Toeing

Have you noticed that your child’s toes point inward when he or she walks? This is a foot abnormality called in-toeing and is fairly common in young children. Children can also be seen out-toeing which is just the opposite and where the toes point outward when walking. This condition is much less common than in-toeing. Although different from each other, both of these abnormalities can…

There Are Solutions for Chronic Heel Pain

If you have a stabbing pain on the bottom of your heel that hits you when you first get out of bed in the morning, you may have plantar fasciitis. The pain may gradually subside as you begin to move about, but can strike again after you’ve been sitting for a while. The plantar fascia is a thick tissue running along the bottom of your…