Monday, January 23, 2012

Mid-Year Foot Check-Up For Kids

Children will be thrilled to know they've made it half-way through the school year. Their shoes have also
made it through half the year, and it may be time for a new pair.
Children's feet can grow up to two sizes in six months. If you suspect your children's growth has made their shoes too tight, check for blisters on the back of the heels, corns and calluses on the toes, or ingrown toenails.
Check the shoes for wear and tear, too. Shoes lose their shock absorption over time. If it's time to buy new shoes, choose a pair that has a little, but not too much, room for growth. Shoot for about a finger's width of space between your child's big toe and the front of the shoe. Don't buy shoes too big, however. Oversized shoes cause the foot to slide forward, putting pressure on the toes.
Be sure the shoes have a toe box wide enough to accommodate your child's feet, adequate cushioning and shock absorption. Children with flat feet also need shoes that provide arch support. If your child is having trouble walking or running or is experiencing foot pain despite properly fitting shoes, call one of our offices for a check-up.
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1 comment:

  1. Nice article! That's true kids shoes are really important and they are need to be change at the particular time of interval. Foot care products