Last month we talk about Lifesoles – Our ‘Off the shelf” orthotics for adults…… but don’t forget KidZoles.
Did you know that a 3 years old’s foot is not the same as an 8 year old’s foot? (and it’s certainly not just a “smaller version of an adult foot”). Kids also walk and run with very different gait patterns to adults. Kidzoles is the 1st range of children’s orthotic insoles that understand developmental stages of a child’s foot with changing designs to support the rigors of everyday sports and play and different ages.
Did you know that ONE orthotic shape/design will not work to help every foot and lower limb concern?
Designed by 2 Perth podiatrists, Lifesoles are an “Off the shelf” Orthotic Range that mimic some of the qualities you’d get in a custom made device, at a much lower price!
Achilles tendinopathy is a common soft tissue injury that occurs around the back of the heel or around the calf. It can affect all people of all ages. It tends to occur when there is strain on the tendon. The repetitive damage in the tendon fibres can cause inflammation, tears or even ruptures.
Kids grow and change so rapidly, and it can be hard to know what’s completely normal and what can be a sign of something being not so normal. We have many parents who brings their kids in to show us things they have noticed in regard to the way their kids walk & stand, and different characteristics are normal for different ages and and stages of development.
A common contributing cause is tight calves, and that’s why it is so important to stretch them regularly to prevent future foot and leg issues. Achilles tendinitis, shin splints, knee pain, plantar fasciitis to name a few can all originate from tight calf muscles.
The big toe is important for functions such as stability and walking so pain in the big toe can be quite unpleasant. The first metatarsophalangeal joint is the main joint that connects the big toe to the forefoot. So what is causing the pain?
Podiatrists are foot health experts who are university-trained to prevent, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate medical and surgical conditions of the feet and lower limbs. Often, these conditions stem from other underlying health issues such as diabetes, stress fractures and arthritis.