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…

Solving Sever’s Disease

99780730 Orthopedic Insoles And Little Boy Legs On White BackgroundIf your child’s heel hurts, they may be suffering from something called Sever’s Disease. Severs Disease, or Calcaneal apophysitis, is a condition that includes the painful swelling of their foot’s growth plate. Sever’s Disease is something more apt to be found in children. The pain will most likely emanate from the soft cartilage that lays next to the heel bone where much of the child’s…

Beating Bunions

55114416 Hallux Valgus, Bunion In Foot, Pain In Legs, On A Wooden BackgroundOne of the many problems that a person can have is developing a bunion. What is a bunion? A bunion is a painful bone deformity, or bump, at the base of the big toe. Symptoms of a bunion can include: A large or growing bump on the inside of your big toe’s joint. Pain and swelling A callus or corn on the bump A hardening…

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…

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…

Is There Help for Plantar Fasciitis?

82435631 Plantar FascitisThe foot is one of the most complicated parts of the human body. With 19 separate muscles, 26 bones, 33 joints, and at least 107 ligaments and tendons, it is easy to see why taking care of your feet is very important. One of the common ailments many people experience is called Plantar fasciitis, a painful inflammation of connective tissue that runs across the bottom…

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…

Prevent Foot Injuries While Having Winter Fun

11920251 M Winter Sports Ski SnowNow that we are in full swing of winter, it’s time to talk about all the fun you and your children will have during the cold winter months! Most winter activities, related to snow and ice can be a lot of fun but come with their share of possible foot and ankle injuries too. The most common injuries that children and adults encounter while having…

Tips for Healthier Feet in the New Year

34580064 Feet Of A Family Sticking Out From The QuiltThe holidays are coming to a close, and now it’s time to ring in the New Year! Whether you’re staying home with family or celebrating with friends at a party, remember to stay safe and keep your feet comfortable. After all, they’ve worked hard for you all year in 2018! So how will you keep them healthy and in tip-top shape in the New Year?…

Winter Boots for Your Family

54406533 The Boots In Snow WinterIf you haven’t already, dust off those winter boots! The winter weather can cause quite a chill from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. Keeping your feet warm can help warm up the entire body, so why resist wearing those boots? First things first. How are your old boots? They may only be a year old if you bought them…