Category: Children’s foot conditions

4 Back-to-School Habits for Healthy Feet

Foot health is important to overall health, even for children. We at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center in Fairfax County, Virginia encourage parents to teach children a healthy respect for their feet. During this exciting time of new classrooms, teachers, and friends, encourage your child to establish some new habits for maintaining healthy feet: Keep […]

Reasons to Reverse Childhood Obesity

Take two kids. One is obese and one isn’t. Here’s what we can guess about their health: the child who is obese is more likely to suffer from health issues like joint pain, foot pain, sleep apnea, and even Type 2 diabetes. How is their health going to look when they become adults? That’s one […]

Who Gets Warts and Why?

A wart on your foot is called a plantar wart – but it’s only one of several different kinds of warts. The one thing that all warts have in common is this: they’re all caused by the human papillomavirus, also known as HPV. HPV has been in the news a lot in recent years because […]

Does Your Child Have Flat Feet?

If your child is an infant, he definitely has flat feet! All babies are born with extra fat even in their feet so it looks like they have no arch (that space between the ground and the inside middle of your foot when you’re standing up). By the time they’re about 5 or 6 years […]

What YOU Can Do to Prevent Childhood Obesity

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, something we at Clifton Foot & Ankle Center think you should take pretty seriously. Why should you worry about childhood obesity? There are so many reasons – but perhaps none more important than the overall health of your child or another child you love – a niece, nephew, student, […]

Safeguard Your Kids from Fall Sports Injuries

Kids are going back to school and soon there will be tryouts for their favorite teams. Jumping back into soccer, swimming, tennis, cheerleading, or cross-country carries with it some dangers, especially if your child hasn’t been terribly active over the summer.   What happens when your kid suddenly leaps from the couch and starts practicing […]

How Do You Know if Your Child Has a Foot Problem?

Different people have different styles of walking. Every person’s body is put together slightly differently and so each person takes on a unique way of moving around.   Unique is usually just fine, as long as a person isn’t experiencing any foot pain. When it comes to children, especially very young walkers, they may not […]

Physical Fitness and Your Child’s Feet

Parents: if there was something that you could give your children that would make them… a). improve their school attendance b). perform better in school c). improve their behavior …would it make you stand up and say “I’ll take some of that!”? Well, researchers at the Department of Health and Human Services have determined that […]

Conquering Foot Defects in Babies

Conquering Foot Defects in Babies Moms and Dads count their newborn baby’s fingers and toes for a reason: after nine months of worrying about the baby’s health, this compulsive counting is an equation of relief: 10 fingers + 10 toes = Whew! My baby’s okay. Sometimes, there’s something that doesn’t quite add up with your […]

Common Heel Pain for Children

Although children may seem like they’re unbreakable, with infinite amounts of energy, it’s actually quite common for them to have heel pain every now and then. Usually it’s not serious and will eventually go away on its own, but even so – it’s a good idea to get it checked out just in case it […]

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