Product FAQ

How to measure baby's shoe size?

Before purchasing toddler shoes, it is necessary to measure the child’s foot size accurately. The correct method is to place a piece of white paper on the ground, have the child stand on it, and press their feet firmly to measure the length and width of their feet. It is important to measure both feet and use the measurement of the longer and wider foot as the reference. Additionally, there should be a gap between the toe and the front of the shoe to allow for flexible movement of the baby’s toes. A distance of approximately one finger width (around 1cm) is recommended.

Do I need to buy shoes for my toddler who has started learning to walk?

“Toddlers’ feet are covered by the fat layer in skin, which help the feet arch development. Under the thick fat layer, there are numerous nerves. Babies’ nervous system can develop through walking barefoot. It can also help enhance the sensitivity and coordination of their brain. Furthermore, walking barefoot can let the babies contact the ground to strengthen the balance on different surfaces.

While walking outdoor, we need to prepare shoes which are antiskid and have thin soles to protect the feet and and help them maintain the balance.”

Should a one and a half-year-old baby wear shoes when learning to walk?

Since babies walk wobbly, it is recommended the babies wear shoes with flexible soles. Babies around the age of 2 start walking stably. Parents can choose walking shoes with all-round foot protection for the babies, so their feet can grow healthily.

Do baby walkers help my baby learn to walk?

Baby walkers can assist babies to learn walking, but it is recommended that parents do not let them use the baby walkers too early, and need to pay attention to height of the walkers, so that the babies do not walk on their toes, which may cause toe walking in the long term.

What should I do if my baby has bow legs?

During the growth and development stage from 16 months to 3 years old, it is normal for babies to have bowlegs, where their knees appear in an “O” shape. Generally, the shape of a baby’s knees varies during different growth periods. Specifically, from birth to 18 months, babies’ knees are typically in an “O” shape. From 18 months to 4 years old, the knees tend to be in an “X” shape. Between 4 to 6 years old, the distance between the knees gradually increases. After 6 years old, the distance between the knees is approximately the width of one finger.

Why do toddlers walk on their toes?

Babies’ calf muscles become tense when they start to learn walking. Also, their body is not well-coordinated and they are not familiar with walking on different types of ground. Therefore, they get used to the way of toe walking. Toddlers walking with their toes is a normal phenomenon so parents do not need to worry about it. Parents can choose mid-calf shoes to ease the problem.

Why do toddlers always fall down when they are walking?

“Babies tend to fall when they walk. The reasons are as follows:
1. Knock knee: Since the gap between knees is close, babies may fall during walking due to knocking knees. In general, their knees will separate starting from 4 years old. However, they should avoid bad postures.

2. Toe walking: Toe walking causes the babies to put their weight on the forefoot, which is one of the reasons why they trip over easily. During their toddler year, it is common to walk on toes, so the parents do not need to worry about it. When choosing the shoes, selecting mid-calf shoes is recommended to prevent toe walking.

3. In-toeing: When the babies are walking in-toed, the front parts of the shoes may collide with each other, which causes them to fall. Improper posture should be avoided and out-toed activities (breaststroke and cycling) are recommended.”

When should the toddlers learn to walk?

In general, babbies between 8 months old and 15 months old are in the stage of crawling and toddling. When they are about 15 months old, they can walk stably. Since the tibia bones of the children have not developed completely, parents should avoid letting children learn to walk too early. Otherwise, it may increase the risk of bow legs.

If my child has heel valgus, what should I pay attention to when I choosing shoes?

Children’s shoes should have the following features: a rigid heel counter, a support insole, and a wide toe box that allows the toes to move freely. The rigid heel counter is designed to prevent the heel valgus, which is caused by incorrect walking posture. A support insole can relieve the baby’s foot fatigue and support the baby’s weight, so as to reduce the pressure on the arch and help arch development.

How can I fix the problem of high-arch foot on my child?

People with high arches have much more space between the arches and the floor when they are standing. Children with high arches may result in higher stress on their forefeet and heels, which leads to forefoot and heel pain. Callus may be formed for long term. Moreover, the children may have difficulty with balance, so they may twist their ankle easily. It is suggested that the children can use arch insole to support the high arch and distribute pressure evenly across the foot. They can also wear shoes and insoles with higher shock absorption.

Why do children's heels drift outward?

For the children aged below 4, the bones and joints in their feet are not fully developed. Therefore, it is normal if their heels drift outward. When the chrildren are growing, their feet strengthen and go on to have normal pronation. Children with heel valgus are mostly have flat feet. It is recommended wearing shoes with rigid heel counter and insoles provide heel pitch and arch support to support their heels.

Do most children have flat feet?

Flat feet is a common in children’s growth, and the foot condition will vary with the growth of age: For children under 4 years old, the fat layer of the sole is thicker which covers the arch to form flexible flat feet; For children aged 4-13 years old, the arch begins to form slowly but have not developed completely, Different types of flat feet appear in this stage. With insole and shoes with arch support and foot exercise, the risk of side effects can be reduced.

How can I tell if I have flat foot?

Children can do a self-assessment at home. First, wet your feet. Then, stand on a piece of paper. You can see an imprint on the paper and it can tell the foot condition. If you have any enquiries, you can visit our store to have further assessment or consult your doctor.

What is 'flat feet'?

People with flat feet means their arches do not fully develop or collapse. It may be in your genes or caused by huge change on the weight. You may feel tired easily if you are walking with flat feet. Also, you may experience foot pain because of the pressure on your sole.

Why does my child easily feel tired when he/ she is walking?

Children with flat feet feel tired easily when they are walking because of their low or nearly absent arches. It is suggested that they can wear footwear with arch support to relieve tiredness of the feet. It is also recommended the children to do exercise in regular basis such as skipping, playing basketball and toe stretches to strengthen the leg and foot muscles.

What should adults do if they have flat feet?

The feet of people who aged 14 or above are fully developed. The foot shape will only change slightly when they get older. However, they can alleviate the side effects of flat feet (fatigue, foot pain) by wearing suitable shoes and insoles.

Why do I get callus on my feet?

Callus is a thickened skin formed by the continueing pressure or friction on skin (walking/ standing for a long time or wearing shoes with hard outsoles). Callus formed to protect our skin. However, if it is too thick, it may have symptoms of pain. Shoes with hard outsole are not recommended. Also, foot accessories can be used to reduce pressure and friction on skin.

Why do the heels of my shoes wear out so quickly?

Since people walk slightly splay-footed, the outside heels hit the ground first and they wear out faster. If the people walk splay-footed or in-toed, the outside heels will quickly wear out. Apart from the walking gait, the materials will affect the degree of wearing out. For example, outsoles made of PU is more wearproof.

How can I deal with knee pain?

There are many causes for knee pain: Osteoarthritis, overweight and flat feet can lead to knee pain. Treatments for knee pain depend on the causes. In general, using shock absorbing insole can reduce stress on knees, or use knee braces to ease the pain. Also, we need to be aware of our posture and avoid some repetitive activities such as kneeling or crouching, which may hurt our knees. If the damage is severe, please consult your doctor.

How can I choose a pair of healthy high heels?

“The following should be aware when choosing high heels:
1. The height of heels should be within 3-5cm. It could not be too high since it will put more pressure to the forefeet, which may cause forefeet pain, callus formation or hallux valgus.
2. Pre-existing total contact insole can evenly distribute the pressure on foot.
3. Metatarsal pad in insole can transfer the pressure from forefoot to heel.
4. Flexible toebox allows easy movement.”

Why does my big toe slant inward and the joint stick out? How can I fix the problem?

It is called hallux valgus or bunion. The causes are mainly congenital/genetic disorder or frequent wearing of high heels/pointed shoes. To control the deterioration of the hallux valgusIt, wearing high-heeled/pointed shoes should be avoided. Also, it is recommended using hallux valgus splints in a static state (when sitting or sleeping) and toe splints during walking. Alternatively, foot exercises can be performed using a toe expander to stretch the soft tissue around the big toe joint. In severe cases, please seek medical advice.

What should I do with frequent heel pain?

For elderly, knee pain is normally caused by knee strain or joint degeneration. They can choose shoes with high shock absorption to relieve pain. In daily life, they should also try to avoid doing activities that high knee load, such as walking up- and downstairs, etc. If the problem is serious, please consult your doctor for advice.

What should the elderly pay attention to when choosing shoes?

The fat layer in the elderly’s sole is thinner, which has poorer shock absorption. Therefore, it should be aware that they need to choose shoes with better function (pre-existing soft pad in the shoes). Moreover, wearing shoes with heel height at 1cm to 2.5 cm can reduce the pressure on heels; while flats and cloth shoes, which have thinner outsole, should be avoided since they will increase the pressure and cause foot fatigue or heel pain. Lastly, the elderly may easily lose their balance so it will be better to wear anti-skid shoes.

Is it healthy if I climb stairs frequently?

There is no doubt that walking stairs is a healthy exercise, which can improve blood circulation and control weight. However, if you have knee problems or leg muscle weakness, you should try to avoid climbing stairs because your knee must be bent when walking on stairs. The relative pressure on your knee will be greater than that when walking on the level road, which is likely to lead to osteoarthritis or knee pain. It is recommended that the elderly walk on the level road.

What should I do for heel spur?

Heel spur is a bony protrusion on the heel bone, which causes sharp pain when you are walking or standing. It is recommended using shock absorbing insole to relieve the stress on heel bone. At the same time, wearing shoes with heels in 1 cm to 2.5 cm can transfer the pressure to forefoot and help relieve the pain.

What should diabetics pay attention to when they choose their shoes?

Most diabetics have poor blood circulation and neuropathy in feet. When choosing shoes, one should be aware that there is enough space inside the shoes. The shape of shoes should match with that of your feet (the upper is made of flexible materials). The design inside of the shoes is also important. Seamless design can reduce the friction between the foot and the shoes. A soft insole can help wear shoes comfortably. Moreover, diabetics should check their feet regularly and keep their feet dry to avoid any wounds or bacterial infection.

How can I fix crossover toe?

If you have crossover toe, it is recommended choosing wide feet shoes with soft and flexible upper to avoid putting pressure on the toe for a long time, which may cause claves and callus on feet. In severe case, please seek medical advice.

What should pregnant women pay attention to when they choose their shoes?

Pregnant women will experience edema in the foot during pregnancy. Choosing shoes that can adjust the space inside can increase the comfort when wearing them. In addition, pregnant women should avoid wearing slippers or shoes with shoelaces. The former is easy to be stepped on the heel and lead to lose balance; for the latter, as pregnant women are more difficult to bend down to tie shoelaces, and they may fall down easily if the shoelaces get loose, At the same time, they should choose shoes with good anti-skid performance.

Can I buy shoes which is much larger than my foot size?

In general, pregnant women may be worried about the narrow toebox of the shoes, so they will buy oversize shoes. However, oversized shoes have too much space in toebox, which pregnant women may lose their balance when they are walking. Therefore, it is suggested choosing shoes with suitable width or which are adjustable. The length and width of shoes depends on the foot size and condition. It is not necessary to buy oversize shoes.

How can I reduce edema?

“Edema can be reduced by following methods:
1. Choosing shoes: if your feet swell up easily, it is recommended choosing shoes with soft shoe body and upper made of elastic materials. Moreover, shoes with space adjustment function, such as shoes with hook and loop, are recommended so that you can adjust the interior depends on the
2. Massage: Gently press into the skin and up towards your knee to relieve the discomfort caused by edema.
3. Posture: Elevate your legs when sitting can also reduce edema.”

How can I relieve backache?

Pregnant women can use maternity belt to relieve the pressure on back. Sleeping on your side can also help easing back pain. Message or appliying a heating pad to your back may help.

Is is good for pregnant women to wear flat shoes?

Wearing flat shoes increases the pressure on your heels, which may cause heel pain. Wearing shoes with a heel drop of 1cm to 2.5cm can evenly distribute the pressure on the heels and forefeet. Shoes with width adjustment and antiskid are recommended.

What exercise can I do to ease the back pain caused by standing for a length of time?

“Doing obliques stretch can help ease the pain of waist muscle.
Steps: Place your left hand on your waist and raise your right arm. Incline your torso to the left until you feel a strectch on your obliques. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat on the other side. Repeat 10 times for each side.”

How can I choose a spinal protection school bag?

“A spinal protection school bag should have the following functions:
1. Pressure-free design: reduce the chance of the bag hitting the spine.
2. Inner plate design: the books are put closer to the back and reduce the chance of having rounded shoulder.
3. Pelvic pad: Distribute the pressure from shoulders to pelvis and relieve fatigue in the muscles.”

My child has rounded shoulder. What sport can he/ she do to fix it?

“Rounded shoulder on children may be caused by overweight school bag and improper postures. Children should avoid any improper postures and do some spinal exercise to improve, such as chest muscle stretching.
Steps: Stand up and put your hand on the back. Lace your fingers together and lift your hands up. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times per day.”

Can children protect their spine by using school bag with wheels?

School bags with wheels are usually heavier. Children need to carry their bags when walking up and down stairs, which may cause spinal injuries. In addition, there will be some large and hard parts in the bag. Injuries may be caused by tripping and falling.

Since children grow fast, can I buy a bigger school bag for my child?

The backboard, which is designed to hold the bag closer to the back, also varies in size. Therefore, when buying school bags, we should choose the right size according to the height of children. If the bag is too large, the backboard won’t make the most out of protecting the spine.

Children need to carry lots of things to school. How should they pack their school bag?

When packing the school bag, the heaviest and largest books should be placed close to the back of the bag (the inner plate) in order to reduce the pressure on spine, and reduce the chance of rounded shoulder of children. It is recommended that the weight of the bag should not exceed 10% of your body weight. If it is too heavy, you can use a portable bag to carry some books.

Babies

How to measure baby's shoe size?

Before purchasing toddler shoes, it is necessary to measure the child’s foot size accurately. The correct method is to place a piece of white paper on the ground, have the child stand on it, and press their feet firmly to measure the length and width of their feet. It is important to measure both feet and use the measurement of the longer and wider foot as the reference. Additionally, there should be a gap between the toe and the front of the shoe to allow for flexible movement of the baby’s toes. A distance of approximately one finger width (around 1cm) is recommended.

Do I need to buy shoes for my toddler who has started learning to walk?

“Toddlers’ feet are covered by the fat layer in skin, which help the feet arch development. Under the thick fat layer, there are numerous nerves. Babies’ nervous system can develop through walking barefoot. It can also help enhance the sensitivity and coordination of their brain. Furthermore, walking barefoot can let the babies contact the ground to strengthen the balance on different surfaces.

While walking outdoor, we need to prepare shoes which are antiskid and have thin soles to protect the feet and and help them maintain the balance.”

Should a one and a half-year-old baby wear shoes when learning to walk?

Since babies walk wobbly, it is recommended the babies wear shoes with flexible soles. Babies around the age of 2 start walking stably. Parents can choose walking shoes with all-round foot protection for the babies, so their feet can grow healthily.

Do baby walkers help my baby learn to walk?

Baby walkers can assist babies to learn walking, but it is recommended that parents do not let them use the baby walkers too early, and need to pay attention to height of the walkers, so that the babies do not walk on their toes, which may cause toe walking in the long term.

What should I do if my baby has bow legs?

During the growth and development stage from 16 months to 3 years old, it is normal for babies to have bowlegs, where their knees appear in an “O” shape. Generally, the shape of a baby’s knees varies during different growth periods. Specifically, from birth to 18 months, babies’ knees are typically in an “O” shape. From 18 months to 4 years old, the knees tend to be in an “X” shape. Between 4 to 6 years old, the distance between the knees gradually increases. After 6 years old, the distance between the knees is approximately the width of one finger.

Why do toddlers walk on their toes?

Babies’ calf muscles become tense when they start to learn walking. Also, their body is not well-coordinated and they are not familiar with walking on different types of ground. Therefore, they get used to the way of toe walking. Toddlers walking with their toes is a normal phenomenon so parents do not need to worry about it. Parents can choose mid-calf shoes to ease the problem.

Why do toddlers always fall down when they are walking?

“Babies tend to fall when they walk. The reasons are as follows:
1. Knock knee: Since the gap between knees is close, babies may fall during walking due to knocking knees. In general, their knees will separate starting from 4 years old. However, they should avoid bad postures.

2. Toe walking: Toe walking causes the babies to put their weight on the forefoot, which is one of the reasons why they trip over easily. During their toddler year, it is common to walk on toes, so the parents do not need to worry about it. When choosing the shoes, selecting mid-calf shoes is recommended to prevent toe walking.

3. In-toeing: When the babies are walking in-toed, the front parts of the shoes may collide with each other, which causes them to fall. Improper posture should be avoided and out-toed activities (breaststroke and cycling) are recommended.”

When should the toddlers learn to walk?

In general, babbies between 8 months old and 15 months old are in the stage of crawling and toddling. When they are about 15 months old, they can walk stably. Since the tibia bones of the children have not developed completely, parents should avoid letting children learn to walk too early. Otherwise, it may increase the risk of bow legs.

Children

If my child has heel valgus, what should I pay attention to when I choosing shoes?

Children’s shoes should have the following features: a rigid heel counter, a support insole, and a wide toe box that allows the toes to move freely. The rigid heel counter is designed to prevent the heel valgus, which is caused by incorrect walking posture. A support insole can relieve the baby’s foot fatigue and support the baby’s weight, so as to reduce the pressure on the arch and help arch development.

How can I fix the problem of high-arch foot on my child?

People with high arches have much more space between the arches and the floor when they are standing. Children with high arches may result in higher stress on their forefeet and heels, which leads to forefoot and heel pain. Callus may be formed for long term. Moreover, the children may have difficulty with balance, so they may twist their ankle easily. It is suggested that the children can use arch insole to support the high arch and distribute pressure evenly across the foot. They can also wear shoes and insoles with higher shock absorption.

Why do children's heels drift outward?

For the children aged below 4, the bones and joints in their feet are not fully developed. Therefore, it is normal if their heels drift outward. When the chrildren are growing, their feet strengthen and go on to have normal pronation. Children with heel valgus are mostly have flat feet. It is recommended wearing shoes with rigid heel counter and insoles provide heel pitch and arch support to support their heels.

Do most children have flat feet?

Flat feet is a common in children’s growth, and the foot condition will vary with the growth of age: For children under 4 years old, the fat layer of the sole is thicker which covers the arch to form flexible flat feet; For children aged 4-13 years old, the arch begins to form slowly but have not developed completely, Different types of flat feet appear in this stage. With insole and shoes with arch support and foot exercise, the risk of side effects can be reduced.

How can I tell if I have flat foot?

Children can do a self-assessment at home. First, wet your feet. Then, stand on a piece of paper. You can see an imprint on the paper and it can tell the foot condition. If you have any enquiries, you can visit our store to have further assessment or consult your doctor.

What is 'flat feet'?

People with flat feet means their arches do not fully develop or collapse. It may be in your genes or caused by huge change on the weight. You may feel tired easily if you are walking with flat feet. Also, you may experience foot pain because of the pressure on your sole.

Why does my child easily feel tired when he/ she is walking?

Children with flat feet feel tired easily when they are walking because of their low or nearly absent arches. It is suggested that they can wear footwear with arch support to relieve tiredness of the feet. It is also recommended the children to do exercise in regular basis such as skipping, playing basketball and toe stretches to strengthen the leg and foot muscles.

Adults

What should adults do if they have flat feet?

The feet of people who aged 14 or above are fully developed. The foot shape will only change slightly when they get older. However, they can alleviate the side effects of flat feet (fatigue, foot pain) by wearing suitable shoes and insoles.

Why do I get callus on my feet?

Callus is a thickened skin formed by the continueing pressure or friction on skin (walking/ standing for a long time or wearing shoes with hard outsoles). Callus formed to protect our skin. However, if it is too thick, it may have symptoms of pain. Shoes with hard outsole are not recommended. Also, foot accessories can be used to reduce pressure and friction on skin.

Why do the heels of my shoes wear out so quickly?

Since people walk slightly splay-footed, the outside heels hit the ground first and they wear out faster. If the people walk splay-footed or in-toed, the outside heels will quickly wear out. Apart from the walking gait, the materials will affect the degree of wearing out. For example, outsoles made of PU is more wearproof.

How can I deal with knee pain?

There are many causes for knee pain: Osteoarthritis, overweight and flat feet can lead to knee pain. Treatments for knee pain depend on the causes. In general, using shock absorbing insole can reduce stress on knees, or use knee braces to ease the pain. Also, we need to be aware of our posture and avoid some repetitive activities such as kneeling or crouching, which may hurt our knees. If the damage is severe, please consult your doctor.

How can I choose a pair of healthy high heels?

“The following should be aware when choosing high heels:
1. The height of heels should be within 3-5cm. It could not be too high since it will put more pressure to the forefeet, which may cause forefeet pain, callus formation or hallux valgus.
2. Pre-existing total contact insole can evenly distribute the pressure on foot.
3. Metatarsal pad in insole can transfer the pressure from forefoot to heel.
4. Flexible toebox allows easy movement.”

Why does my big toe slant inward and the joint stick out? How can I fix the problem?

It is called hallux valgus or bunion. The causes are mainly congenital/genetic disorder or frequent wearing of high heels/pointed shoes. To control the deterioration of the hallux valgusIt, wearing high-heeled/pointed shoes should be avoided. Also, it is recommended using hallux valgus splints in a static state (when sitting or sleeping) and toe splints during walking. Alternatively, foot exercises can be performed using a toe expander to stretch the soft tissue around the big toe joint. In severe cases, please seek medical advice.

The elderly

What should I do with frequent heel pain?

For elderly, knee pain is normally caused by knee strain or joint degeneration. They can choose shoes with high shock absorption to relieve pain. In daily life, they should also try to avoid doing activities that high knee load, such as walking up- and downstairs, etc. If the problem is serious, please consult your doctor for advice.

What should the elderly pay attention to when choosing shoes?

The fat layer in the elderly’s sole is thinner, which has poorer shock absorption. Therefore, it should be aware that they need to choose shoes with better function (pre-existing soft pad in the shoes). Moreover, wearing shoes with heel height at 1cm to 2.5 cm can reduce the pressure on heels; while flats and cloth shoes, which have thinner outsole, should be avoided since they will increase the pressure and cause foot fatigue or heel pain. Lastly, the elderly may easily lose their balance so it will be better to wear anti-skid shoes.

Is it healthy if I climb stairs frequently?

There is no doubt that walking stairs is a healthy exercise, which can improve blood circulation and control weight. However, if you have knee problems or leg muscle weakness, you should try to avoid climbing stairs because your knee must be bent when walking on stairs. The relative pressure on your knee will be greater than that when walking on the level road, which is likely to lead to osteoarthritis or knee pain. It is recommended that the elderly walk on the level road.

What should I do for heel spur?

Heel spur is a bony protrusion on the heel bone, which causes sharp pain when you are walking or standing. It is recommended using shock absorbing insole to relieve the stress on heel bone. At the same time, wearing shoes with heels in 1 cm to 2.5 cm can transfer the pressure to forefoot and help relieve the pain.

What should diabetics pay attention to when they choose their shoes?

Most diabetics have poor blood circulation and neuropathy in feet. When choosing shoes, one should be aware that there is enough space inside the shoes. The shape of shoes should match with that of your feet (the upper is made of flexible materials). The design inside of the shoes is also important. Seamless design can reduce the friction between the foot and the shoes. A soft insole can help wear shoes comfortably. Moreover, diabetics should check their feet regularly and keep their feet dry to avoid any wounds or bacterial infection.

How can I fix crossover toe?

If you have crossover toe, it is recommended choosing wide feet shoes with soft and flexible upper to avoid putting pressure on the toe for a long time, which may cause claves and callus on feet. In severe case, please seek medical advice.

Pregnant women

What should pregnant women pay attention to when they choose their shoes?

Pregnant women will experience edema in the foot during pregnancy. Choosing shoes that can adjust the space inside can increase the comfort when wearing them. In addition, pregnant women should avoid wearing slippers or shoes with shoelaces. The former is easy to be stepped on the heel and lead to lose balance; for the latter, as pregnant women are more difficult to bend down to tie shoelaces, and they may fall down easily if the shoelaces get loose, At the same time, they should choose shoes with good anti-skid performance.

Can I buy shoes which is much larger than my foot size?

In general, pregnant women may be worried about the narrow toebox of the shoes, so they will buy oversize shoes. However, oversized shoes have too much space in toebox, which pregnant women may lose their balance when they are walking. Therefore, it is suggested choosing shoes with suitable width or which are adjustable. The length and width of shoes depends on the foot size and condition. It is not necessary to buy oversize shoes.

How can I reduce edema?

“Edema can be reduced by following methods:
1. Choosing shoes: if your feet swell up easily, it is recommended choosing shoes with soft shoe body and upper made of elastic materials. Moreover, shoes with space adjustment function, such as shoes with hook and loop, are recommended so that you can adjust the interior depends on the
2. Massage: Gently press into the skin and up towards your knee to relieve the discomfort caused by edema.
3. Posture: Elevate your legs when sitting can also reduce edema.”

How can I relieve backache?

Pregnant women can use maternity belt to relieve the pressure on back. Sleeping on your side can also help easing back pain. Message or appliying a heating pad to your back may help.

Is is good for pregnant women to wear flat shoes?

Wearing flat shoes increases the pressure on your heels, which may cause heel pain. Wearing shoes with a heel drop of 1cm to 2.5cm can evenly distribute the pressure on the heels and forefeet. Shoes with width adjustment and antiskid are recommended.

Spinal Protection

What exercise can I do to ease the back pain caused by standing for a length of time?

“Doing obliques stretch can help ease the pain of waist muscle.
Steps: Place your left hand on your waist and raise your right arm. Incline your torso to the left until you feel a strectch on your obliques. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat on the other side. Repeat 10 times for each side.”

How can I choose a spinal protection school bag?

“A spinal protection school bag should have the following functions:
1. Pressure-free design: reduce the chance of the bag hitting the spine.
2. Inner plate design: the books are put closer to the back and reduce the chance of having rounded shoulder.
3. Pelvic pad: Distribute the pressure from shoulders to pelvis and relieve fatigue in the muscles.”

My child has rounded shoulder. What sport can he/ she do to fix it?

“Rounded shoulder on children may be caused by overweight school bag and improper postures. Children should avoid any improper postures and do some spinal exercise to improve, such as chest muscle stretching.
Steps: Stand up and put your hand on the back. Lace your fingers together and lift your hands up. Hold for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times per day.”

Can children protect their spine by using school bag with wheels?

School bags with wheels are usually heavier. Children need to carry their bags when walking up and down stairs, which may cause spinal injuries. In addition, there will be some large and hard parts in the bag. Injuries may be caused by tripping and falling.

Since children grow fast, can I buy a bigger school bag for my child?

The backboard, which is designed to hold the bag closer to the back, also varies in size. Therefore, when buying school bags, we should choose the right size according to the height of children. If the bag is too large, the backboard won’t make the most out of protecting the spine.

Children need to carry lots of things to school. How should they pack their school bag?

When packing the school bag, the heaviest and largest books should be placed close to the back of the bag (the inner plate) in order to reduce the pressure on spine, and reduce the chance of rounded shoulder of children. It is recommended that the weight of the bag should not exceed 10% of your body weight. If it is too heavy, you can use a portable bag to carry some books.

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