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Summer is a great time for family fun. Kids love to get out and explore the woods, make sandcastles at the beach, or hit the pool with their friends. With all this activity comes extra stress and danger to your child’s feet. Don’t worry though, follow these simple tips and your little one can still enjoy all the excitement that summer has to offer.
Children can experience several foot issues. Their skin is soft and tender, and their bones are still growing. In addition, not all children have the best coordination, which can cause injuries due to trips and falls.
Here are the most common kids foot injuries to look out for:
Ankle or foot sprains
Pediatric foot care should always be done by an experienced professional. If you think your child is experiencing any of these issues, it’s important to contact one as soon as possible to prevent further problems.
However, there are some simple things you can do:
Check your child’s feet regularly for any injuries.
Buy shoes that fit. Make sure there’s enough wiggle room for your child’s toes.
Avoid letting your child walk outside barefoot.
Clean, wash, and bandage any cuts.
Finally, listen to your child. Often children are not very articulate, but if they’re complaining about any pains, it may not just be growing pains but a more serious issue.
Contact a podiatrist today for more tips or if you or a loved one is suffering from any foot-related symptoms. Dr. Scott Nelson of Foot and Ankle Medical Clinic in Garland, TX (county of Dallas), is a board-certified and highly experienced podiatrist who has helped people suffering from all types of foot and ankle injuries and deformities. From bunions to diabetic foot problems, sports injuries, and fungal nails, you can trust that Dr. Nelson and his staff are wholeheartedly devoted to your foot health. Please contact our office with any questions you may have or to schedule an appointment by calling 972-414-9800.