Your Children’s Feet at the Park

48741656 Enyojing On Beautiful Grass MeadowOne of your child’s favorite activities is probably going to the park. With the onset of warmer weather and plenty of sunshine, your child(ren) will want to spend as much time as possible at the park! It’s important, though, to keep certain things in mind for keeping your children and their feet protected. At Clark Podiatry Center, we want to keep parents prepared and children…

Signs Your Shoes Are Wrong for You

12711791 Woman Putting On Red Flat Shoes Over GreyNo, we don’t mean it like your shoes are not your soulmates, but maybe they are not your “sole-mates”! We always stress the importance of buying shoes that are comfortable and supportive, and that’s really to help you prevent pain and problems in your feet and ankles. So if your feet are complaining to you or feel out of whack, it may be a sign…

Curved Foot or Metatarsus Adductus

Baby Feet 256857 SWhile not very common, babies can have birth defects related to the feet. Many of them can be due to developmental issues, but others can have hereditary factors that cause the problem. When infants’ feet show to have rigid in-toeing, it’s likely that they have what’s called metatarsus adductus. This occurs when the bones in the front half of the foot curve in toward the…

Babies Born with Clubfoot

18055998 Clubfoot Closeup Of A NewbornIn about 1 in 1000 live births in the US, babies can be born with a deformity called Clubfoot. The infant’s foot can be turned inward or twisted out of shape. This birth defect, in which babies are born with short tendons, can affect the muscles in the feet, ankles, and calves. Doctors can identify clubfoot upon inspection shortly after birth, which can help increase…