Children’s Feet

Summary of Chapter 30

Parents who are afraid to put their foot down usually have children who step on their toes.– Chinese Proverb

My Feet Are Killing Me by Celebrity Podiatrist, Dr. Suzanne Levine

Children’s Feet

One of the first things the doctors and nurses do in the U.S when a baby is born is take his or her footprints. Most people would agree that those prints and the tiny feet that made them are simple perfection. After all, they’re small, soft, and free of all the wear and tear that our beaten adult feet reveal. However, while babies’ feet may look like miniature replicas of our own, they are actually very different in structure.

If you compare an X-ray of a baby foot with one of an adult foot, it looks as if a baby’s foot has many more bones. This is because the child’s foot bones are not completely formed until he or she is about 20 years old. Until that time, gaps of cartilage remain between the bones.

In this chapter of My Feet Are Killing Me Dr. Levine discusses:

  • Osteochondrosis
  • Freiberg’s infraction
  • Kohler’s disease
  • Sever’s disease
  • Baby Basics
  • Creative Correctives
  • Metatarsus Adductus
  • Internal tibial torsion
  • Femoral torsion (hip)
  • Gait Plate
  • Other problems
  • Examining your baby at home
  • Walking Tall
  • First Shoes
  • Sizing them up
  • If the Shoe doesn’t Fit

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