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orthotics5Prescription orthotics, otherwise known as custom orthotics, are specifically designed to accommodate your own personal foot structure. They are designed to complement the movement of your feet. Shoe inserts, on the contrary, serve the function of providing additional support and cushioning for your feet, but are not customized for your feet. Custom orthotics are ideal for treating conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, diabetic foot ulcers, flat foot, and more.

If you are having discomfort in your feet and would like to try orthotics, consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

What are Orthotics?

Orthotics are inserts you can place into your shoes to help with a variety of foot problems such as flat feet or foot pain. Orthotics provide relief and comfort for minor foot and heel pain, but can’t correct serious biomechanical problems in your feet.

Over-the-Counter Inserts

Orthotics come in a wide variety of over-the-counter inserts that are used to treat foot pain, heel pain, and minor problems. For example, arch supports can be inserted into your shoes to help correct over arched or flat feet, while gel insoles are often used because they provide comfort and relief from foot and heel pain by alleviating pressure.

Prescription Orthotics

If over-the-counter inserts don’t work for you, or if you have a more severe foot issue, it is possible to have your podiatrist prescribe custom orthotics. These high quality inserts are designed to treat problems such as abnormal motion, plantar fasciitis, and more severe heel pain. They can even be used to help patients suffering from diabetes by treating foot ulcers and painful calluses, and are usually molded to your feet individually, which allows them to provide full support and comfort.

If you are experiencing minor to severe foot or heel pain, it’s recommended to speak with your podiatrist on the possibilities of using orthotics. A podiatrist can determine which type of orthotic is right for you and allow you to take the first steps towards being pain free.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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toenail fungus7Diabetic foot ulcers are considered one of the most potentially life-threatening problems to occur for diabetic patients if left untreated. According to the National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA), “around 10 percent of people with diabetes will have a diabetic foot ulcer at some point in their lives,” especially if their feet are not properly taken care of. It’s important to see a foot specialist or doctor regularly to ensure prevention and treatment of your diabetic feet.

Diabetic foot care is important in preventing foot ailments such as ulcers. If you are suffering from diabetes or have any other concerns about your feet consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

Diabetic Foot Care

Diabetes affects millions of people every year. Diabetes can damage blood vessels in many parts of the body, including the feet. Because of this, taking care of your feet is essential if you have diabetes, and having a podiatrist help monitor your foot health is highly recommended.

The Importance of Caring for Your Feet

  • Routinely inspect your feet for bruises or sores.
  • Wear socks that fit your feet comfortably.
  • Wear comfortable shoes that provide adequate support.

Patients with diabetes should have their doctor monitor their blood levels because blood sugar levels play such a huge role in diabetic care. Monitoring these levels on a regular basis is highly advised.

It is always best to inform your healthcare professional of any concerns you may have regarding your feet, especially for diabetic patients. Early treatment and routine foot examinations are keys to maintaining proper health, especially because severe complications can arise if proper treatment is not applied.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Monday, 02 May 2016 13:12

Treating Your Cracked Heels

corns2Cracked heels are a common foot condition that many people experience. Aside from dry, rough skin, cracked heels can also bring about signs of redness, itching, or inflammation. To combat cracked heels, consider some of the following tips: using mild soaps that are not overly drying, wearing proper-fitting shoes that cover and protect the heels, soaking the feet in warm water to soften the heel and prevent the heels from thickening, exfoliating the heels with a scrub to remove excessive dry and dead skin, and moisturizing the feet with a thick lotion or cream that will penetrate the skin.

Cracked heels are unsightly and can cause further damage to your shoes and feet. If you have any concerns, consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

Cracked Heels

Cracked heels are unappealing, and make it harder for you walk around in sandals. Not only may they look bad, but they can also tear stockings, socks, and wear out your shoes. There are several methods to help restore a cracked heel and prevent further damage.

How do you get them?

Dry skin is the number one culprit in creating cracked heels. Many athletes, walkers, joggers, and even swimmers suffer from cracked heels. Age and skin oil production play a role to getting cracked heels as well.

Promote Healing

Over the counter medicines can help, especially for those that need instant relief, or who suffer from chronic dry feet.

Wear Socks – wearing socks with medicated creams, helps lock in moisture so it can stay on longer.

Moisturizers – applying it both day and night will help alleviate dryness which causes cracking.

Pumice Stones – these remove dead skin, and then you can massage cream onto your foot. This way the cream will be absorbed. The skin needs to be exfoliated; therefore the outer layer dead skin needs removal.

Change in Diet

Eating healthy, with a well-balanced diet, will give the skin a fresh and radiant look. Your body responds to what kinds of food you ingest. Omega-3 fatty acids and zinc supplements will also help with skin tissue.

Most importantly seek a health professional for foot care if something is wrong or doesn’t seem to be working. A podiatrist will help you with any questions or information needed.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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high heel14According to a recent study from Stanford University, wearing high heels may age your feet 20 years. The study measured how women performed in footwear with varying heights. Results, published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, indicate that walking in high heels bends your knees at an awkward position. The position puts strain on your knees and joints, mimicking a posture similar to how older women or women with arthritis walk.

High heels have a history for causing foot and ankle problems. If you have any concerns about your feet consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

Effects of High Heels on the Feet

High heels are popular shoes among women because their style and societal appeal. Despite this, they can still cause many health problems if worn too frequently.

What parts my body will be affected by high heels?

  • Ankle Joints
  • Achilles Tendon – may shorten and stiffen with prolonged wear
  • Balls of the Feet
  • Knees – heels cause the knees to bend constantly, creating stress on them
  • Back – they decrease the spine’s ability to absorb shock, which may lead to back pain. Also, the vertebrae of the lower back may compress.

What kinds of foot problems can develop from wearing high heels?

  • Corns
  • Calluses
  • Hammertoe
  • Bunions
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Plantar Fasciitis

How can I still wear high heels and maintain foot health?

If you want to wear high heeled shoes, make sure that you are not wearing them every day, as this will help prevent long term physical problems. Try wearing thicker heels as opposed to stilettos to distribute weight more evenly across the feet. Always make sure you are wearing the proper shoes for the right occasion, such as sneakers for exercising. If you walk to work, try carrying your heels with you and changing into them once you arrive at work. Adding inserts to your heels can help cushion your feet and absorb shock. Full foot inserts or metatarsal pads are available.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Running ShoeAccording to a study conducted by the British Journal of Sports Medicine, athletes or those who exercise often but aren’t prone to injury have better impact loading. Impact loading is “the way our heels pound on the ground as we run,” which determines how much force is exerted on the feet. Those who landed with less force on their heels were able to avoid injury. Increasing your cadence, or the “number of steps per minute,” can help reduce the force exerted on your feet as you run. Other solutions include stretching before and after exercise, and investing in shock-absorbing shoe insoles.

Runners can still be prone to running injuries even with proper precautions. For more information about treatment, consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

How to Prevent Running Injuries

Many common running injuries are caused by overuse and overtraining. When the back of the kneecap starts wearing out and starts causing pain in your knee, this is commonly referred to as runner’s knee. Runner’s knee is a decrease in strength in your quadriceps and can occur if you’re not wearing properly fitted or supporting shoes. To prevent runner’s knee, focusing on hip strengthening is a good idea, as well as strengthening your quads to keep the kneecaps aligned.

What Are Some Causes of Running Injuries?
- One cause of a common running injury is called iliotibial band syndrome.
- Plantar fasciitis is also another common injury.
- Stress fractures can occur from overtraining, lack of calcium, or even your running style.

Best Ways to Prevent Running Injuries
- Wear footwear that fits properly and suits your running needs.
- Running shoes are the only protective gear that runners have to safeguard them from injury.
- Make a training schedule. Adding strengthening exercises as well as regular stretching can help keep you strong and limber and can lessen the possibility of injuries.
- Stretching keeps muscles limber, this will help you gain better flexibility.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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toenail fungus7Feet are often the burden bearers of our bodies whenever we spend a lot of time doing physical activity. Wearing shoes for long periods of time, especially ill-fitting shoes, can lead to many foot complications. Corns and calluses can form as pressure is constantly exerted on the feet, while more serious foot conditions can result from uncomfortable shoes. Care for your feet by making sure to choose shoes that have natural leather, have enough room for the toes to wiggle, and prioritize comfort.

Every day foot care is very important, especially for those that are lacking the proper foot care resources. For more information about everyday foot care, consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

Every Day Foot Care

Often, people take care of their bodies, face and hair more so than they do for their feet. But the feet are a very important aspect of our bodies, and one that we should pay more attention to. After all, without our feet, we would not be able to perform most daily tasks. It is best to check your feet regularly to make sure there are no new bruises or cuts that you may not have noticed before, for example.

For dry feet, moisturizer can easily be a remedy and can be applied as often as necessary to the affected areas. Wearing shoes that fit well can also help you maintain good foot health, as well as making it easier to walk and do daily activities without the stress or pain of ill-fitting shoes, high heels, or even flip flops.

Also, wearing clean socks with closed shoes is important to ensure that sweat and bacteria do not accumulate within the shoe. Clean socks help to prevent athlete’s foot, fungi problems, bad odors, and can absorb sweat.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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ankle surgeryTJ Warren of the Phoenix Suns will have to have season-ending surgery on his most recent foot injury. Warren suffered a broken foot injury and his status suggests he will be missing the rest of the 2015-6 season due to recovery. The 22-year-old is considered “the Suns’ third-leading scorer,” averaging 11.0 points per game.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to fix a foot ailment. To learn more, consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to help with the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary are:

  • Removing foot deformities like bone spurs and bunions
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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foot injuryFreshman Walker Duncan was seen walking with crutches and his foot in a walking boot late January at the Dan Magill Tennis Courts. Duncan discovered he had sustained a stress reaction in his metatarsals, which will require recovery time off the tennis courts. He “was feeling some pain in my foot and I played through it,” which led to him getting a MRI.

Sports related foot and ankle injuries need proper treatment before players can go back to their regular routines. If you have any concerns, consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

Sport Related Foot and Ankle Injuries

Foot and ankle injuries are a common occurrence when it comes to athletes of any sport. While many athletes dismiss the initial aches and pains, the truth is that ignoring potential foot and ankle injuries can lead to serious problems. As athletes continue to place pressure and strain the area further, a mild injury can turn into something as serious as a rupture and may lead to a permanent disability. There are many factors that contribute to sports related foot and ankle injuries, which include failure to warm up properly, not providing support or wearing bad footwear. Common injuries and conditions athletes face, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fasciosis
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains

Sports-related injuries are commonly treated using the RICE method. This includes rest, applying ice to the injured area, compression and elevating the ankle. More serious sprains and injuries may require surgery, which could include arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery. Rehabilitation and therapy may also be required in order to get any recovering athlete to become fully functional again. Any unusual aches and pains an athlete sustains must be evaluated by a licensed, reputable medical professional.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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plantar fasciitis6For young football players, plantar fasciitis is one of the most dreaded career-ending conditions. At times, putting full weight on the leg can become problematic since the weight causes pain on the heel. Because it is an overuse injury, it said to occur due to weak muscles in the foot that can also result in plantar fascia inflammation. Football players young and old need the proper amount of treatment and full recovery to come back to the playing field.

Plantar fasciitis can be very painful and inconvenient. If you are experiencing heel pain or symptoms of plantar fasciitis, consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the thick band of tissue that runs along the bottom of your foot, known as the plantar fascia, and causes mild to severe heel pain.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

·     Excessive running

·     Non-supportive shoes

·     Overpronation

·     Repeated stretching and tearing of the plantar fascia

 

How Can It Be Treated?

·     Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices

·     Shockwave therapy – sound waves are sent to the affected area to facilitate healing and are usually used for chronic cases of plantar fasciitis

·     Surgery – usually only used as a last resort when all else fails. The plantar fascia can be surgically detached from the heel

While very treatable, plantar fasciitis is definitely not something that should be ignored. Especially in severe cases, speaking to your doctor right away is highly recommended to avoid complications and severe heel pain. Your podiatrist can work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options tailored to your condition.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Monday, 14 March 2016 14:58

Osteoarthritis in Older Adults

Arthritis5Osteoarthritis is an inflammatory disease that occurs most commonly in older adults. Adults who feel constant pain in their joints may find that they have osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis can restrict motion as well as wear down cartilage of the joints. Have your condition checked out by a podiatrist to have it properly diagnosed. Joint pain can also be caused by previous physical injuries.

Arthritis can be a difficult condition to live with. If you are seeking treatment, consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

Arthritic Foot Care

Arthritis is a joint disorder that involves inflammation of different joints in your body, such as in your feet. Arthritis is often caused by a degenerative joint disease and causes mild to severe pain in all affected areas. On top of this, swelling and stiffness in the affected joints can also be a common symptom of arthritis.

In many cases, wearing ill-fitting shoes can worsen the effects and pain of arthritis. Wearing shoes that have a lower heel and extra room can help your feet feel more comfortable. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, the arch in your foot may become problematic. Buying shoes with proper arch support that contour to your feet can help immensely.

Alleviating Arthritic Pain

  • Exercises that stretch the foot can prevent further pain and injury and increase mobility
  • Most of the pain can be alleviated with anti-inflammatory drugs, heat, and topical medications
  • Massages can help to temporarily alleviate pain.

It is best to see your doctor for the treatment that is right for your needs and symptoms. Conditions vary, and a podiatrist can help you determine the right method of care for your feet.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located inPhiladelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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broken foot4Columbus East sophomore Lizzy Frazier suffered a stress fracture in her ankle and shin while cross-country running and had to recover in a walking boot for about 9 weeks. Frazier is now “one of the top swimmers on the Olympians squad,” which competed at the Hoosier Hill Conference. Frazier, however, doesn’t let any injuries stop her from working her hardest. Although “she couldn’t run, Frazier was able to swim. She was in the pool two days after the cross-country season ended.”

Activities where too much pressure is put on the feet can cause stress fractures. If you have any concerns about your feet consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

Dealing with Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

The Stress Fractures occur on the foot and ankle when muscles in these areas weaken from too much or too little use. Then the feet and ankles lose support when walking or running from the impact of the ground. Since there is no protection the bones receive the full impact of each step. The stress on the feet causes cracks to form in the bones, thus called stress fractures.

What are Stress Fractures?

Stress fractures occur frequently in individuals whose daily activities cause great impact on the feet and ankles. Stress factors are most common among:

-runners                                  

-people affected with Osteoporosis

-play tennis or basketball

-gymnastics

-high impact workouts

Symptoms

Pain from the fractures occur in the area of the fractures, and can be constant or intermittent. It will often cause sharp or dull pain with swelling and tenderness. Engaging in any kind of activity which involves in high impact will aggravate pain.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Monday, 29 February 2016 08:37

Botox possible Treatment for Hyperhidrosis

fungal toenail2Although Teen Vogue suggests against botox as a possible treatment option for acne, botox has long been viewed as a common treatment for controlling hyperhidrosis. Hyperhidrosis, a condition described in which the body excessively sweats, which can be caused by various reasons, can be managed through the shrinking of pores. Botox helps shrink the oil production and size of pores, blocking sweat glands. Less oil production leads to the shrinkage of pores as the follicles do not become as swollen if there were more oil.

If you have any concerns, consult with Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

Hyperhidrosis of the Feet

Hyperhidrosis is a rare disorder that can cause people to have excessive sweating of their feet. This can usually occur all on its own without rigorous activity involved. People who suffer from hyperhidrosis may also experience sweaty palms.

Although it is said that sweating is a healthy process meant to cool down the body temperature and to maintain a proper internal temperature, hyperhidrosis may prove to be a huge hindrance on a person’s everyday life.

Plantar hyperhidrosis is considered to be the main form of hyperhidrosis. Secondary hyperhidrosis can refer to sweating that occurs in areas other than the feet or hands and armpits. Often this may be a sign of it being related to another medical condition such as menopause, hyperthyroidism and even Parkinson’s disease.

In order to alleviate this condition, it is important to see your doctor so that they may prescribe the necessary medications so that you can begin to live a normal life again. If this is left untreated, it is said that it will persist throughout an individual’s life.

A last resort approach would be surgery, but it is best to speak with your doctor to find out what may be the best treatment for you.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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broken toe3Christian Petracca, midfielder for the Melbourne Demons, suffered a broken toe injury during his Christmas break. Petracca will be on recovery for about a month, and afterwards will be getting back into shape. As a first-year AFL Rising Star, there are high expectations for Petracca. Petracca plans to continue strength training throughout his injury recovery. He injured his ACL last pre-season and was unable to play a game.

A broken toe can be very painful and lead to complications if not properly fixed. If you have any concerns about your feet contact Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.

What to Know About a Broken Toe

Although most people try to avoid foot trauma such as banging, stubbing, or dropping heavy objects on their feet, the unfortunate fact is that it is a common occurrence. Given the fact that toes are positioned in front of the feet, they typically sustain the brunt of such trauma. When trauma occurs to a toe, the result can be a painful break (fracture).

Symptoms of a Broken Toe

  • throbbing pain
  • swelling
  • bruising on the skin and toenail
  • the inability to move the toe
  • toe appears crooked or disfigured
  • tingling or numbness in the toe

Generally, it is best to stay off of the injured toe with the affected foot elevated.

Severe toe fractures may be treated with a splint, cast, and in some cases, minor surgery. Due to its position and the pressure it endures with daily activity, future complications can occur if the big toe is not properly treated.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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heel pain01Captain Jordan Henderson of Liverpool has been suffering from severe chronic heel pain while also recovering from a metatarsal injury. The Liverpool captain was diagnosed with the condition plantar fasciitis, and despite seeing several specialists he is resigned to the fact that he must simply manage the pain. “At times you do get down, especially with this type of injury,” he shared. “With my metatarsal I knew exactly what kind of time scale I’d be out for. You can really focus on each step and what you need to do.”

Anyone can wind up suffering from heel pain. If you have any concerns about your feet or ankles, contact Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will attend to all of your foot and ankle needs and provide you with quality treatment.

Causes of Heel Pain

● Heel pain is often associated with plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a band of tissues that extends along the bottom of the foot. A rip or tear in this ligament can cause inflammation of the tissue.

● Achilles tendonitis is another cause of heel pain. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon will cause pain from fractures and muscle tearing. Lack of flexibility is also another symptom.

● Heel spurs are another cause of pain. When the tissues of the plantar fascia undergo a great deal of stress, it can lead to ligament separation from the heel bone, causing heel spurs.

Why Might Heel Pain Occur?

- Wearing ill-fitting shoes                  

- Wearing non-supportive shoes

- Weight change         

- Excessive running

Treatments

Heel pain should be treated as soon as possible for immediate results. Keeping your feet in a stress free environment will help. If you suffer from Achilles tendonitis or plantar fasciitis, applying ice will reduce the swelling. Stretching before an exercise like running will help the muscles. Using all these tips will help make heel pain a thing of the past.

With the advancements in technology and greater knowledge of how muscles and joints work, physical therapists can turn things around dramatically.  

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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Monday, 08 February 2016 14:51

The “Floating Toe” in Children

childrens feet11In recent years, many parents are noticing a “floating toe” in their children. This means that at least one toe on the foot is not touching the ground. The condition is usually harmless, but can cause foot pain, future foot problems, or a lack of balance. “When children have floating toes, the area of the sole of their foot touching the ground is smaller and harder for them to maintain their balance,” stated Takuma Usada, director of Toranomon Chiropractic Office in Tokyo. One concern is that floating toes occurs due to a lack of foot usage in present day children. Having children participate in foot usage activities may help prevent the condition.

Looking out for potential foot and ankle injuries as well as general health is vital in maintaining proper development in children’s feet.For more information, speak to Dr. Joshua David Scoll of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle concerns and answer any of your related questions.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care from birth to school-age.

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

  • Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet
  • Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’. Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet

  • Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus
  • Be watchful of any pain or injury
  • Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible
  • Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play

Children of all ages are constantly developing and growing, and as a parent you want to make sure that nothing is hindering their maturation.

If you have any questions, please contact our offices located in Philadelphia and Bensalem, PA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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