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8 things to consider when buying children shoes

Which shoe is the right shoe? Buying footwear is often a worrying time for parents, there seems a mine field of possible future problems if they get it wrong, horrid stories from relatives and friends about foot issues later in life caused by ill-fitting shoes as a child! Of course, there can be problems but […]

The Importance of Footwear in Children

We are all aware of the rate at which children grow and the continuous changes in size and shape, so it can be difficult to consistently buy the correct footwear every time when shopping, even more so when children participate in sport, forever shredding and wearing down the materials on trainers! Generally, when buying kids […]

Verruca, what is it and how do I treat it?

Verruca are warts that commonly occur on the soles of the feet. In the early stages, they can appear as a discoloured blemish or whitened area of skin, if they develop on a weight bearing area, such as your heel, you might notice an area of hard skin which causes pain and can affect the way you walk.

Growing pains and children’s limbs

Growing pains?  Does your child complain of leg and foot pains?   Recurrent limb pain in childhood is a fairly common condition, with children typically experiencing aching pains in the late afternoon and early evening. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/growing-pains/symptoms-causes/syc-20354349 The under fives might complain of their legs feeling tired rather than painful and you might notice they are unusually clumsy or unstable.  […]

Flat feet in Children

Does your child have flat feet? Parents often ask us if it is necessary to treat a child for flat feet. Obviously they are concerned for the welfare and well-being of their children, so there is nothing “silly” about such requests. Hopefully this advice can help set some minds to rest. Children are not “little […]

Recurrent limb pain in childhood

Worried parents? We are often approached by parents concerned about their children complaining of painful feet and lower limbs. If this is something that affects your child, then should you be worried? Children can express pain from a young age, although it can be tricky to identify the source of the pain in very young […]