What to Look for When Buying Your Children’s Shoes

45243124 Boy Sitting On Stairs Tying ShoelacesAfter babies become toddlers, wearing shoes is a new item of worry for parents. You’ve got to find ones that fit, factor in the time it takes to get the shoes on, and keep track of them after they’re taken off. Then, of course you have to remember that kids grow out of clothing and shoes so quickly, so even after just a few wears,…

Why Do You Have Bunions?

55114416 Hallux Valgus, Bunion In Foot, Pain In Legs, On A Wooden BackgroundPatients with bunions either ask me why they have bunions or tell me why they THINK they have bunions.  Here’s the real deal:  bunions are hereditary.  Most likely they come from one or both of your parents, but they may have skipped a generation and come from your grandparents.  Specifically, it’s all about how your skeleton was built and engineered by them. People whose skeleton…

Pump Bump (Haglund’s Deformity)

56102236 S High Heels Pain Foot HaglundsWhen it comes to women’s foot problems, both genetics and fashion play major roles. It also accounts for why women seem to have more foot and ankles issues than men do. One such problem that affects women more than men is Haglund’s Deformity, also known as retrocalcaneal bursitis.   Commonly called “pump bump”, it is a condition characterized by a painful enlargement of the back…

Is Sever’s Disease a Severe Disease?

64878555 S Ankle Injury Youth Soccer Boy(1)When your children participate in sports, it can help them develop physically and socially. It’s a great way to keep them physically active, but it also comes with risks of injury. In particular, for children ages 9 to 14, Sever’s Disease can affect their growing heel bones. This disease, also known as calcaneal apophysitis, is usually brought on by an injury while playing sports. What…

5 Reasons Why Seniors Should Visit a Podiatrist

Fhm 5 Reasons Seniors5 Reasons Seniors Should Visit a Podiatrist. Proper foot health is often overlooked but an extremely important issue for senior citizens. It is vitally important to maintain an active lifestyle. Seniors need to visit a podiatrist for a proper assessment and, if necessary, treatment of and foot or ankle problems to ensure good foot health.  Here are 5 reasons why. Nail care.  Many seniors suffer…

Preventing Foot Injuries While Skiing and Snowboarding

49758241 Winter Fun, Skiing Happy Family Ski TeamSome of you may be happy that winter is here because of the start of the skiing or snowboarding season! It’s a great workout and if you push yourself, the thrill can be more than enough to sustain you for the rest of the year! Of course, we want you to have the safe and enjoyable time, so we’ve got some tips as to how…