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Pigeon Toed Walking

Your child has started to walk and you have noticed that their feet are turning inwards while walking. You have never noticed anyone else’s children walking this way and wonder if it is normal at such a young age. After speaking to your family doctor they have recommended that you...

Cheap Vs Expensive Shoes

When a child reaches the age where they can now start wearing proper shoes, we are often overwhelmed by the selection of shoes displayed in front of us. Which is why we often go straight to the shoes that are brightly coloured, pretty and less expensive.   As your child begins to...

Does Your Active Child Have Heel Pain?

Do you have a child between the ages of 8- 14 who is extremely active? Are you always driving them from one sport to another, or one game to another, 3, 4, 5 or even 6 times a week? After all this activity a child can often experience leg and foot pain,...

Tips For Toddler Footwear

  Avoid secondhand shoes for toddlers Quite often, parents with many children will pass their shoes down the line because shoes can be expensive and having to buy multiple pairs twice a year can definitely put a dint in the wallet. Tread carefully when doing so as “Almost 80% of foot...

What Are Orthotics and Do You Need Them?

Orthotics, also known as arch supports, are custom supports to put into your footwear to help any biomechanical issues to correct foot, ankle, knee and other problems without surgery.   Orthotics are used to treat a variety of issues including:         Flat feet         Foot pronation         Plantar fasciitis         Knock...

Back To School: Have You Got Your Children’s Shoes In Order?

  Children grow out of shoes at an alarming rate so you may be wondering whether it's worth paying the big bucks for expensive shoes when they'll need a new pair in 12 months time.   Here are some of the conditions your child may experience with ill-fitting footwear   ​Foot pain Back pain Callouses and...

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Sweaty Feet?

With the start of the school year upon us, you may be starting back up the after school sporting activities. Which can often mean that your child’s feet are becoming warm and sweaty. Plantar Hyperhidrosis is a condition known as sweaty feet, which tends to affect the bottom of your feet....

Tarsal Coalition and Joint Fusions

One of those tricky diagnoses that can get missed! What is a Tarsal Coalition? The tarsal bones in the middle of the foot form joints that are integral for proper function of the foot and lower leg. On occasions an abnormal growth of bone or fibrous tissue occurs across these joints...

Hand Me Down Shoes – PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE DON’T DO IT!

Ensuring that your child has appropriate shoes that are fitted especially for their individual foot type is one of the most important factors throughout their growth and development. However, as a podiatrist it is becoming increasingly more apparent that parents are choosing to pass down shoes to their younger children...

What Is A Pelvic Drop?

[caption id="attachment_16527" align="alignnone" width="207"] One of ‘those things I see missed’ very often affecting the success of treatments. A PELVIC DROP which can be commonly seen in children, is caused by the loss of support from the lower limbs, primarily the foot. The medial arch of the foot drops, causing a pronated...