Back-to-School Routine for Foot Care

Mother,with,children,choosing,shoes,in,kids,storeWhat’s on your back-to-school schedule? For parents, staying a few steps ahead of common pediatric foot conditions is the best way to start the new school year. Dr. Brandon A. Macy at Clark Podiatry Center recommends three steps to add to your routine this fall. Starting now will help your child reduce their risk of developing common foot problems. Wear clean, dry socks   When shoe…

Orthotics for Children

Shutterstock 775326817 L Pediatric Children Doctor FeetAre orthotics only for adults? Of course not. Children can benefit from these medical devices, too. At Clark Podiatry Center, we understand foot pain and walking challenges can impact everyone, including our youngest patients. Dr. Brandon A. Macy regularly provides parents with suggestions for pediatric foot concerns. Custom children’s orthotics are among those solutions. Here are answers to commonly asked questions: Will my child’s foot…

Before School Double-Check Shoe Size

Close Up View Of Classmates Sitting On Bench On CampusKids grow fast. You check their shoes for one month, but it’s time for another pair a few months later. It is common with children and a great sign of development. If overlooked, it can lead to periods of discomfort simply because of the wrong shoe size. Each year around this time, the team at Clark Podiatry Center supports parents as they prepare for another…

Holiday Hustle: Don’t Miss Signs of Foot Pain

5879311 L Feet DenimAt Clark Podiatry Center, we know that things can become quite busy during the holidays. As children wind down for a break from school, don’t forget to take time to watch and listen for any new signs of foot pain. As you’re moving from store to store or baking your favorite holiday treats, here are three signs to watch for during the holidays: Ready, set…

Treating Toe Walking in Children: What to Do?

33236630 Little Girl Reaching UpMany children’s foot conditions will correct themselves as their bodies grow into themselves and muscles and bones stretch. Some though, if they persist, need to be addressed. Toe walking is one. What is toe walking? Just that. When the child walks only on their toes and doesn’t roll the foot to the ball. This is usually prevalent when they begin to walk at age 12…

Understanding Children’s Orthotics

99780730 Orthopedic Insoles And Little Boy Legs On White BackgroundChoosing the right Orthotics for a child can be much more important than for an adult. A child’s orthotic will guide the proper growth of their feet for the rest of their lives and help with the proper alignment of the ankle, knees, hips and lower back, hopefully eliminating the need for one when they are older. Of course, not all children’s feet will need…

Basic Children’s Foot Health

40044901 Childrens Bare Feet. Childs Bare Feet On The Wooden FloorThere is no better time to begin taking care of our feet than when we are a child. From the very beginning it is crucial our children maintain good foot health and knowing which problems are most likely to occur early on can help greatly. So, what are some of the more prevalent issues with our children’s feet? Good question. As an infant, it is…

Teaching Your Children to Take Care of Feet

50044012 S Child Bath Cleaning FeetYour children grow up in what seems like a blink of the eye. They start to crawl, take their first steps, are running, and jumping, and before you know it, tying their own shoelaces! Then it’s off to college! Okay, so it’s not quite that quick, but time sure can fly by. That’s why we want to encourage you to start teaching your children to…

Newborn Feet

3347967 Pair Of Newborn Feet On A Blanket.Congratulations! You have a little one on the way, and so you might be wondering all about how to care for him or her. There’s a lot to consider, like feeding, bathing, sleeping, swaddling, and of course, changing diapers. Getting all of those things figured out is not easy, and your mind might be swirling. Just take one thing at a time, and you’ll be…

Foot Pain – Is This Why Your Toddler is Cranky?

25646873 Close Up Barefoot Girl Standing On Wooden Floor From AboveShe loves to take walks but recently seems to want to stop earlier than before. She doesn’t seem to want to put shoes on and fights you when you try to convince her that she needs them. He is usually running around and forcing you to play “catch the toddler” but lately, he doesn’t even want to walk. Instead, he wants you to carry him…