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Does Your Child Have Knock Knees?

Not too long after your child started to walk you have noticed that their knees are always touching and bumping each other during standing and walking. You know this is a common theme within your family as your knees also touch when standing but unsure if this is going to...

Why Is My Child Tripping Over?

Children may trip a lot for a variety of reasons: poor visual pickup and prediction, slow and inadequate responses to balance disturbances, muscle weakness, hypermobility of the joints and intoeing.   Characteristics of intoeing: Metatarsus adductus: Metatarsus adductus occurs when the foot is turned inwards while the outside of the foot is generally straight....

Accessory Navicular Syndrome

The accessory navicular is an extra bone or piece of cartilage located on the inside of the foot just above the arch. It is located within the posterial tibial tendon that attaches to this navicular bone. An accessory navicular bone is present at birth. It is not incorporated in the normal bone...

What is Clubfoot?

Clubfoot is a medical condition that affects the muscles and bones in the feet. A clubfoot will point down and turn inwards, instead of being straight. This in turn causes the toes to twist and point towards the opposite leg.   It is estimated that every 1 in 1000 live births will...

When Does Your Child Need to See a Podiatrist?

Knowing when your children needs to visit a podiatrist can be difficult to determine, especially when they are not complaining of any pain and discomfort. To make things easier for you as a parent here are a few simple ways to determine when your child should come visit our friendly...

Have you heard of Metatarsus Adductus?

Metatarsus Adductus is a common foot condition in babies as well as young children. It is also referred to as Metatarsus Varus. Generally, the outside border of the foot is straight. However with this deformity, the front half of the foot, or forefoot appears to turn inwards. What causes this condition? Currently,...

What is Osgood Schlatter Disease?

Osgood Schlatter’s Disease or Tibial Tubercle Apophysistis is a type of knee pain that is common amongst growing children and adolescents. It is the inflammation of the tibial tubercle, which is the area found just below the knee where the tendon from the knee cap attaches to the shin bone. This...

What are the Nutritional Needs for a Child to Grow?

Both adults and children require the same types of nutrients however, children require different amounts of these specific nutrients at different ages. As children are growing and developing, it is vital that they are meeting these nutritional requirements to build healthy bodies and to help them be the best they...

Why does Sever’s Disease Hurt So Much?

What is Sever’s Disease? Sever’s disease, also called calcaneal apophysitis, is a common cause of heel pain in children. It  usually occurs in active children between the ages of 10-12, however the condition can be seen in children as early as 8 years old and as late as 14.   What causes Sever’s...

Will a Juvenile Bunion Go Away?

Bunions or the proper term hallux abducto valgus (HAV), are generally thought of as a problem only experienced by older ladies who have spent their lifetime in high heels. However, bunions can occur in children and teenagers as well, especially if a parent has a history of this foot condition.   What...