The Search for the Right Orthotic

89289736 S Foot Arch Person Orthotic Doctor CustomThere are many reasons to wear an orthotic, depending on the type of foot problem you may have. Reasons to wear an orthotic include: Flat feet – low arches Supination – an outward roll of the foot when stepping Overpronation – inward roll of the foot when taking a step Diabetes – lack of insulin in your bloodstream Shin splints – painful swelling of the…

Building Strong Bones in Children

28209717 S Strong Bones Child Boy Exercise Playing Outdoors PlaygroundWith Spring here, physical activity will be on the rise especially for your children. With this comes the possibility of strains and injuries especially to a child’s feet. Much of this will depend on just how strong their bones are, a critical issue for foot health, but how do we ensure their bones are in the best shape? One of the most important factors in…

Treating Heel Pain in Children

child flat footIt probably won’t be a surprise to you that much of a child’s foot health is inherited. High or no arches, tendencies to walk bow legged or the development of calluses are just some of what a child can expect if their parents suffered from the same. One common malady, however, is something called Severs Disease. Also known as Calcaneal apophysitis, Severs Disease is the…

Understanding Infant Foot Growth

Baby Feet Child Newborn Barefoot 847821 SIf you’ve just become a new parent, life has suddenly become full of wonderful surprises. Making sure your child grows up happy and healthy will be one of your priorities and keeping track of your child’s foot health is important. So, what can you expect? Unlike an adult’s, a newborn’s feet will be much more padded and flexible allowing for the growth of bones and…