Category: Pediatric Foot Care

Foot Care for Your Child

The first several years of a child’s life is full of growth and change. Properly caring for their feet is especially important in order to prevent problems when children are older. The following tips can help to ensure healthy development in their feet! Babies’ bones are flexible and not fully developed, so it is important […]

Clubfoot

Clubfoot is a congenital condition that manifests as an abnormal inward rotation of the ankle so that the soles of one or both feet are facing each other. It is one of the more common congenital deformities, affecting about 1 in 1000 babies. Fortunately, with proper treatment, clubfoot can be corrected so that the child […]

Keep Babies Barefoot for Proper Foot Development

We’ve seen it all – tiny and trendy infant shoes that look like leopard skin, Spiderman or even Dorothy’s ruby slippers. It’s tempting to grab them for the latest new arrival in your family, but don’t do it! The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends shoes for babies only when they begin to walk. In fact, […]

Heel Pain in Children May Be Sever’s Disease

Does your tween or teen complain of heel pain especially after physical activities like soccer, track, basketball and gymnastics? If so he or she may suffer from Sever’s disease. This chronic condition is a painful bone disorder resulting from an inflammation of the heel growth plate and usually occurs during the growth spurt in early […]

Time for Back to School Shoe Shopping

The weather may still be hot here in the greater Philadelphia area but don’t be fooled – the first day of school is right around the corner. It’s time to take the kids shopping for new backpacks and, of course, school shoes. Make Smart Choices for Your Child’s Protection and Comfort Is your child begging […]

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