In-toeing is the position where the feet turn in to face one another, and is often referred to as pigeon-toeing. For many kids, in-toeing is a normal part of early development as kids learn to walk and find their feet. While this foot position should correct itself before the age of four, it can persist and cause tripping, falling, clumsiness and pain as a result of these incidents.
When in-toeing persists, specific orthotics called gait plates can be used to encourage the feet to turn out. Today, we’re sharing what gait plates are and how they may be able to help your child with their in-toeing.
“I know you can be born with flat feet, but can your arches really just fall as an adult?”
This was the exact question we were asked last week by a patient, concerned with the possibility of his feet spontaneously flattening. Our answer? Yes. Your feet can flatten as an adult. But it’s not ‘spontaneous’. Let us explain.
Ingrown toenails can feel like having a small needle permanently stabbing your toe. Just replace the needle with a sharp nail spike, and the description is pretty accurate. Every step you take, you feel the pain. Your discomfort is aggravated by wearing shoes, and in some cases, even resting a bed sheet over your feet.
We treat a lot of ingrown toenails every day, and the majority of these are preventable. That is, they were caused by something the patient has done unknowingly, as opposed to uncontrollable genetic causes.
Today, the My FootDr team have shared their top three simple things you can do to address these common self-inflicted causes - as well as how to permanently fix this painful problem.
It goes without saying that children are always growing and changing! It’s exciting to watch them grow and become more confident on their feet. This often quite rapid growth, however, can result in children experiencing vague symptoms that can be difficult for parents to identify - or know what to do to help.
What are the biggest problems with little feet?
Children can experience everything from delayed walking, tip-toeing, flat feet, knock knees, pigeon toeing ingrown toenails, plantar warts and more. In most cases, these problems are transient or, where symptoms persist, respond well to treatment. Podiatrists are highly skilled at assessing children’s feet and lower limb biomechanics and also work alongside other health professionals, such as physiotherapists, to ensure your child is getting the best possible care.
Did you know as many as 81 per cent of parents have never taken their child to visit a Podiatrist?
Children’s feet and legs develop rapidly, and there are a surprising number of common foot problems that can be difficult for parents to identify.