Back to School – Do Your Child’s Shoes Make the Grade?

Back to School – Do Your Child’s Shoes Make the Grade?

Like me, you probably have children getting ready to go back to school. You’ve taken your back-to-school shopping list, and purchased pencils, notepads, folders, etc. But, have you given much thought to your children’s shoes. Children’s feet grow a lot as they get...
How to Cope if Your Infant Must Wear a Foot Brace

How to Cope if Your Infant Must Wear a Foot Brace

In a previous post, I discussed a deformity called clubfoot and how to correct it. The basic treatment involves the stretching, casting, and bracing of the affected foot using the Ponseti method in which I have been trained. Unfortunately, over a third of corrected...
What is a Clubfoot?

What is a Clubfoot?

Unfortunately, some babies arrive in the world with foot deformities. One of the more common ones is called a clubfoot. This type of deformity affects approximately one birth out of 1,000 and in about 50% of cases both feet are affected (bilateral clubfoot). A...
What’s Causing My Child’s Pigeon Toe?

What’s Causing My Child’s Pigeon Toe?

“Dear Dr. Burk,I’ve noticed recently that my child walks with her feet turned inward? Should I be worried? Is it possible she has pigeon toe?” The short answer? It is possible that your child has pigeon toe. However, before you start getting worried, there...
4 Tips For Finding The Right Cleats

4 Tips For Finding The Right Cleats

Fall is in the air, so you know what that means? Football! A friend of mine, whose child is beginning to play the sport this fall, asked me for my recommendations on buying cleats for his son. I offered a few tips that parents need to consider when buying cleats and...