BABIES FOOT DEVELOPMENT

BABIES FOOT DEVELOPMENT

The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 35 joints, held together and supported by scores of ligaments. Babies feet are padded with fat and are highly flexible. Children begin to walk anywhere between 8 and 18 months of age. Most toddlers are flat-footed when...
FEET AND SURFING: HOW PODIATRISTS PLAY A PART?

FEET AND SURFING: HOW PODIATRISTS PLAY A PART?

The common misconception is that surfing is a non-demanding relaxing water sport. Usually not the first activity you think of when you hear the phrase “sports injury”. As a passionate surfer myself, I understand the biomechanics around surfing and believe this sport...

IS YOUR CHILD IN-TOEING OR PIGEON-TOED?

Intoeing or ‘pigeon-toed’ is a common childhood pathology which results in either one or both feet turning inwards. This is often a result of genetic problems and/or development within the womb. This inevitably results in children having an increase falls risk and...

IS HEEL PAIN GETTING YOU DOWN?

Women are more vulnerable to certain foot problems than men. This is mainly from years of walking in narrow-fitting shoes that squeeze the toes and from high-heels that cramp the forefoot and pose risks for arch and ankle problems. Women of all ages find it difficult...