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Key Things About Children’s Foot Health

Tuesday, 31 October 2023 00:00

The most essential aspect of children's foot health is ensuring proper growth and development. As children grow, their feet are vulnerable to various deformities and conditions due to the flexibility of the bones and the rapid rate of growth. Proper footwear, timely detection of abnormalities, and addressing any concerns early on are paramount. Wearing ill-fitting shoes, neglecting foot-related symptoms, or overlooking structural abnormalities can lead to long-term issues affecting their gait, posture, and overall musculoskeletal health. As your child grows, it is suggested that you schedule regular checkups with a podiatrist as their feet are the foundation of their overall health, mobility, and well-being as they mature.

The health of a child’s feet is vital to their overall well-being. If you have any questions regarding foot health, contact Dr. Steven Schwartz of Pennsylvania. Our doctor can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Tips for Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

  • Make sure their shoes fit properly
  • Look for any signs of in-toeing or out-toeing
  • Check to see if they have Clubfoot (condition that affects your child’s foot and ankle, twisting the heel and toes inward) which is one of the most common nonmajor birth defects.
  • Lightly cover your baby’s feet (Tight covers may keep your baby from moving their feet freely, and could prevent normal development)
  • Allow your toddler to go shoeless (Shoes can be restricting for a young child’s foot)
  • Cut toenails straight across to avoid ingrown toenails
  • Keep your child’s foot clean and dry
  • Cover cuts and scrapes. Wash any scratches with soap and water and cover them with a bandage until they’ve healed.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Chambersburg, and Mcconnellsburg, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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