Caring For Your Family’s Dry Feet

Summer footwear sometimes leaves you with dry, cracked skin on your feet, especially around the heels. The extra exposure to the elements from sandals and flip flops cause this issue, but most of the time, with a little bit of TLC, this problem can be taken care of easily. Superficial dry, cracked skin on the feet can be treated at home. However, when the cracks…

Will My Child Grow Out of Their Foot Problem?

2015 04 18 13 23 20“The Pediatrician said my child would grow out of it…but something still doesn’t look right”.  Have you noticed that your child’s feet turn in when they walk (intoe gait) or do they walk on their toes, have flat feet or does he or she seem to trip a lot?  Countless parents have noticed such issues and brought it to the attention of their pediatrician, only…

Choosing your Children’s Hiking Shoes

Have you been waiting for your child to get old enough to come with you on your hikes and backpacking trips? Spending time outdoors is not only great for physical health, but also for developing imagination and exploration skills. But before you run out the door, make sure you have the right gear for your children’s feet! The Right Fit Children’s feet grow constantly, and…

Pediatric Flat Feet

Are you worried that your child might have a flatfoot issue? Children are usually born with little or no arch, but when they begin to walk, the tissues along the sole tighten and for the arch. When the arch does not tighten, the child may have flatfoot. Depending on the age, development of the feet, and type of flatfoot, he or she may have no…

Your Child’s Ingrown Toenails

One of the most commons foot problems that babies and children may experience is an ingrown toenail. This condition, which is medically called onychocryptosis, can occur when toes are injured, toenails are too long, or toenails experience pressure in and down due to tight socks or shoes. Those who inherit toenails that tend to curve downwards are more likely to experience ingrown toenails. How to…