Pediatric Foot Care

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25 Feb What is the difference between a Podiatrist and Podologist?

Podologists, Podiatrists, and Chiropodists: What’s the Difference? Have you ever heard of a podologist? What about a chiropodist? These are all different names for medical professionals who specialize in foot care. In the US, we routinely use the term podiatrist to refer to these doctors. Here’s...

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14 Dec How often Should Kids get new Shoes

Time for New Shoes for Children's Feet Your children grow up quickly, and their feet grow right along with them. If you’re not sure how often your kids need new shoes, this guide will help. Toddlers Your children’s feet grow the fastest during their early years. Up to...

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22 Sep Top 5 things to Know about Kids Feet

About Children's Feet Your children run, play, walk, jump, and climb on their feet every day. How much do you know about those feet? If you have questions about your children’s foot health, contact a podiatrist today. 1. It’s Okay for Kids To Go Barefoot If you’re worried...

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19 Jun When Custom Orthotics are Best for Kids Feet

Does Your Child Need Custom Orthotics? Foot problems in childhood can lead to a lifetime of chronic, painful conditions. Are you seeing signs that your child is having trouble learning to walk, run, hop or balance? Treatment with custom orthotics might be in order. Don't Do Anything...

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16 Dec What is Sever’s Disease?

What Is Sever's Disease? It's the most common cause of heel pain in children, but most people aren't sure what Sever's disease is. Here's a quick reference to this painful childhood condition. About Sever's Disease? Known medically as calcaneal apophysitis, Sever's disease is an injury to the growth...

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05 Dec Do Orthotics Make Sense for Kids Shoes?

Custom Orthotics for Children's Shoes? Children can suffer from a range of foot problems. Can custom orthotics help them? Early Foot Troubles It can often be difficult to know if a child's feet are developing normally, or if your child is walking the right way for their age....

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