How To Prevent Sports Injuries in Children

As children participate in sports at younger and younger ages, and with the increase in intensive training and competitions, a pronounced spike in visits to the podiatrist’s office for foot and ankle injuries in children has been documented. The following suggestions will help to avoid many of these injuries and doctor visits: Proper footwear—Properly selected […]

Kids Can Have Arthritis Too

World Arthritis Day marks the beginning of Bone and Joint Action Week! More than half of Americans over 18 are affected by bone and joint conditions, which often lead to chronic pain and physical disability. The goal of Bone and Joint Action Week is to bring awareness to the host of musculoskeletal diseases that affect […]

Back to School Shoe Shopping

It is that time of year again when summer is winding down and parents and students are preparing for the new school year to begin. There are many back to school sales that go on, so it is a perfect time to buy a new pair of shoes! However, it is important to know what […]

Common Foot and Ankle Injuries in Children

Podiatrists like Dr. Russell Samofal at Podiatry Center of New Jersey, located in Passaic County, see many children with foot and ankle problems that can arise especially from athletic activities. The following are some of the most common injuries. Acute injuries – those that occur usually as a result of a fall or sudden pressure […]

Flatfeet in Children

You’re watching your toddler take his or her first steps, and you are consumed with pride and joy. As he or she practices walking, perhaps you notice that the arches of the feet lay flat against the ground. You look at your own feet and start to worry because your toddler’s feet do not have […]