How Being Overweight or Obese can Affect Your Child’s Feet

A recent study, published in the International Journal of Obesity, has begun to shed light on the long-term effects on the feet of children who are overweight or obese. While it has long been accepted that overweight children have “flatter feet” than considered “normal” among children, questions remained as...

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At What Age Can My Child Cut Their Own Toenails?

Raising children can be a wonderful experience, yet teaching kids all they need to know about personal hygiene and other body-care issues can raise serious questions. Nail hygiene is just such an issue, especially entrusting the use of sharp instruments to children; whether for cutting their fingernails or toenails....

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Ball of Foot Pain in Young Ballet Dancers Might Be Sesamoiditis

Do you have a young ballet dancer in your family? Is she (or he) complaining of ball of foot pain? If so, your child may very well be suffering from a condition known as Sesamoiditis, a common over-use injury in dancers and athletes, which causes inflammation of the Sesamoid...

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