6 Tips to Protect Your Child in Fall Sports

Back-to-school sports season linked to ankle injuries. If your children are playing sports this fall, pay attention to six tips that could protect them from serious ankle injuries. Every fall, Cornerstone Foot & Ankle Surgeons notice an increase in ankle injuries among young athletes. Football, soccer and basketball are the sports most likely to lead […]

Five Signs Your Child May Have a Foot Problem

Foot and ankle problems in children often go unnoticed. Signs and symptoms can be subtle, and sometimes children can’t explain what’s wrong. But it’s important to protect growing feet and have problems checked out early. Dr. Josh Miller offers five warning signs parents should watch for. 1. Your Kids Can’t Keep Up with Their Peers […]

Be Smart About Back to School Shoe Fitting

With kids back in school after a summer of bare feet and sandals, parents are shopping for shoes for feet that seem to have grown longer in just a few months. To help busy parents with shoe choices, Cornerstone Foot & Ankle surgeons recommend some simple guidelines to prevent or minimize possible foot problems from […]

Heel Pain in Youth Athletes: A Warning Sign

Surgeon Urges Prompt Treatment for Growth Plate Injuries Indoors and outdoors, youth athletes stay active year-round in competitive sports, and for many of them heel pain has become “just another part of the game.” Foot and ankle surgeon, Taral Shah, DPM, advises that when a child complains of heel pain, it should be diagnosed promptly […]

Check Kids’ Feet Before School Starts

Simple at-home checks help spot foot problems Back to school season is getting underway, and your Cornerstone Foot & Ankle doctors have some advice for parents. Take five minutes to inspect your children’s feet for problems that could sideline your son or daughter from sports or other activities. Dr. Taral Shah says parents should look […]

Winter Foot Health Advice

The holidays are over, but most regions of the country face a few more months of winter. Whether you’re slogging through deep snow and sub-zero temperatures in the north, or contending with dampness, chill, and muddy conditions in the south, it’s important to take care of your feet all winter long. You’ll want them to […]

Children’s soccer linked to ingrown toenails

Snug cleats, repeated kicking can contribute to a painful problem Toes and feet can take a beating, especially from sports. Foot and ankle surgeon Frank Oware, DPM, says he treats many soccer-playing children for ingrown toenails. He blames improper toenail trimming, snug soccer cleats and repetitive kicking for creating this painful problem. “Many kids wear hand-me-down cleats […]

Shoes for Sports

Avoid Pain & Raise Your Game SHOES FOR SPORTS Sport-specific shoes can really affect the way you play. Make sure to have your feet professionally measured by today’s podiatrist to find a correctly sized shoe. If you participate in a certain sport at least two to three times a week, you should wear a sport-specific shoe. […]

Back-to-School Shoe Shopping Tips

Beyond the backpack: Back-to-school shoe-shopping tips to keep kids healthy and parents happy For parents faced with kids’ changing tastes and opinions, navigating back-to-school shopping can be a harrowing process. Buy him the wrong backpack, and he’ll be the uncool kid on the bus. Pick out the wrong jeans for her, and she’ll be shamed […]

Foot Care Advice for New Moms and Babies

Few things in life are as darling as a newborn’s little feet, and most new moms take great joy in counting 10 tiny, perfect toes. But foot health can be a source of anxiety for both new and expectant mothers, who may wonder about the best ways to care for their baby’s feet, and how […]