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Tips for choosing the right sports shoes for your child

How do you pick the best sports shoes for your child? How to choose between the child's preferences and the imperatives of growth and development? Here are a few pointers to help you select the best sports shoes for your child, regardless of their activity. Finding the appropriate size is the most crucial consideration in…

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5 tips for choosing the right winter boots for your child

Have your child's shoes lived through back-to-school and the fall season? It is now time to start thinking about what boots they will wear when winter comes. Their growing feet are more vulnerable to extreme weather conditions, so children generally need to be better protected than adults. We've put together 5 podiatrist-approved tips to help…

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My child has leg pain, is it normal?

It can prove to be frustrating for a parent to be unable to identify what is causing their child pain. However, in the case of specific leg pain, the answer is much clearer. Leg pain occurs in many young children between the ages of 3 and 6 as part of the normal growing process. Usually,…

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Should my child wear foot orthoses?

Should my child wear foot orthoses?

Orthopedy, Pain, Kids

It is rare for a child to need orthotic insoles before the age of 3. In fact, due to the fact that the structures of the feet are not yet developed, it is difficult to determine if there are any issues with them. However, if your child is of walking age and has difficulty doing…

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4 myths and facts about growing pains in children

Still a relatively obscure phenomenon, the discomfort caused by growing pains can be difficult to decipher. And yet, it is inevitable, because growth is an integral part of normal child development. Read on to learn 4 common myths associated with growing pains in children. It can sometimes be difficult to know when young children are…

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How can the podiatrist treat growing pains?

Growing pains usually manifest in leg aches that often occur during the night. This pain can start as early as age 3, in certain cases. They can also affect other parts of the lower limbs, such as the knees, ankles or feet. This type of pain is generally caused by: A suboptimal growth rate (e.g.…

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Baby’s feet: what are the most common foot abnormalities in babies?

While they are relatively rare, foot abnormalities can prove to be quite distressing to a newborn’s parents. Fortunately, the majority of those abnormalities are not due to disease. Despite its unusual and perhaps alarming appearance, an abnormal infant foot is actually very treatable if the issue is quickly addressed. Here are the most common foot…

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Sever’s disease: a pathology that affects growing children

Sever's disease is a type of pain felt in the heel (calcaneus) that should be monitored in growing children, especially if they are active! Rest assured, this condition is frequent and benign. However, it can interfere with daily activities for several months or even years.  Of course, as a parent, you will never be able…

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How can we identify flat foot in children?

Are you the parent of a young child whose feet seem a little too flat to you? You have a right to be concerned. While studies have shown that 97% of young children have a flat valgus foot, it may not correct itself without intervention. Most cases of flat foot usually resolve in the first…

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How can we help baby take their first steps?

  Helping baby take their first steps is always an important process for parents. Your baby’s first steps are an essential part of their development. Babies normally start walking around their first anniversary (generally between 12-16 months). This process can continue up to 18 months of age or more for some babies. Regardless of the…

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How do I choose the right baby shoes?

It’s not an easy task to choose the right baby shoes, given their spurts of growth and unsteady walking technique. However, choosing the right shoes is very important to ensure the comfort and safety of your little ones, from birth up to 18 months of age. Below are some of the important factors to consider…

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