Category Archives : Foot Care For Children

The facts about flat feet

Flat feet, or fallen arches, is a condition which affects approximately 40 percent of the population. There are two different types of flat feet – flexible and rigid. Flexible flatfeet are considered normal in children because often our arches are not fully developed until we reach a certain age -ranging from seven to thirteen. While […]

How to Remove Plantar Warts!

Did you know that practically everyone will have a wart pop up somewhere on their bodies at some point in their lifetime? Plantar warts, also known as verrucas, are particularly common in pre-teen children, before their immune system has had a chance to fully develop. Plantar warts specifically appear on the bottom of the foot […]

Foot & Ankle Injures with Children’s Sport

Tis the season for our sporty kiwi kids to be suffering injuries out on the football field. The most common injuries our kids may suffer occur in the foot, ankle, and legs. Regardless of whether it is a bruise, sprain, or fracture; parents need to be able to assess the injury and attend to it […]

Stock up on socks! Keep your feet covered!

While some may find it trendy to wear their loafers or boating shoes with no socks, this can be harmful for the overall health of your feet. Other than the obvious; stinky shoes and horrible foot odour that goes along with going sockless, there are various health benefits to wearing socks that many people are […]

Bests Sports Shoes for New Zealand Kids

Kiwis are renowned for their love of sports and adventure. Our future generation of athletes are running around on the playground at this very moment. Kids love to run. Those of us who constantly ran barefoot may be suffering the consequences now. Let’s protect those precious tootsies and provide them with the proper running shoes. […]

Daily routines for healthy feet

We all have routines for daily grooming. I wash my face and make sure I put my anti-wrinkle lotion on morning and night. I brush and floss my teeth three times a day. Unfortunately, my routine is not as vigorous when it comes to my feet.  Most of us use our feet in one way […]

Back To School – What To Look For When Buying School Shoes

It’s back to school season people – yes, the place where everyone gets a bargain and other such stores have gone from shouting out about New Year sales to shouting out about “Back To School”! And as it’s the beginning of a new year, many of you will be dealing with that whole transition from […]

Does Your Child Need New Shoes?

While it can often be painfully obvious that your child’s shoes have seen better days – sometimes its not quite that apparent. Although most kids will grow out of their shoes before they actually wear out, you still need to keep a close eye on the condition of their shoes – especially as your child […]

Common Childhood Foot Problems

Like adults, children and adolescents can experience a variety of foot and ankle problems. Many foot problems, such as flat feet, are congenital; while other problems including heel pain or ingrown toenails are usually the result of an injury. Because a child’s bones and tendons grow so rapidly however, many confusing symptoms associated with their […]