Foot Health Minute: Why Does Your Child Have Heel Pain?

Fhm Severs HeaderOne of the more common reasons a parent will bring in their 9-13 year old child has to do with complaints of heel pain.  Most of these children are active sports participants–soccer, football, cross-country, but certainly other physical activities like dance and gymnastics. While there may be other causes, most often they suffer from a condition known as Sever’s Disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis.…

Arthritic Foot Care

12609946 Man Tends To His Aching ArchThose who have been diagnosed with arthritis know the painful and tiring symptoms that come with it. All arthritis patients may have similar symptoms, but each person can have their own sensitivities and triggers. Below, we’ll discuss some of the ways you can care for your arthritic feet, as well as some lifestyle changes you can make to help you in your day-to-day. Since arthritis…

World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

7602184 S Children Grass Summer Spring Feet PlayingAs we wrap up Bone and Joint Action Week, let’s focus on World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day, also known as PB&J Day. Tomorrow, October 19th, is a day to raise awareness for musculoskeletal issues in children and youth. Many bone and joint issues begin from childhood and continue through adulthood. In fact, 10% of people affected by a disabling musculoskeletal condition are children. This…

Bone and Joint Awareness

42560268 Digital Composite Of Highlighted Bones Of Man On TreadmillIf you’ve been reading our blog posts, you may remember that we have 26 bones, 33 joints, and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments in each foot (including the ankle). That’s a lot of moving parts that can be affected by musculoskeletal diseases such as arthritis or osteoporosis. That’s why we are taking part in raising awareness, as part of Bone and Joint Action…

RICE for Children’s Sports Injuries

69695554 S Sports Injury Child Youth Foot Leg Ankle Pain Hurt PodiatristOne of the top reasons why children are seen in the Emergency Department at US hospitals is unintentional injury, which includes sports injuries. While we encourage children to stay active and participate in sports, we also acknowledge the risk of injury to the feet and ankles that comes with it. There are many ways that children can get injured while playing sports, including: collision with…