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Key Things About Children’s Foot Health

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.

Making sure that your children maintain good foot health is very important as they grow. If you have any questions, contact one of our podiatrists of William Street Podiatry. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet during childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care. Here are some things to consider...

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet.

Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable.

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age, toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’. 

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet.

Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus.

Be watchful for any pain or injury.

Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible.

Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact one of our offices located in William Street in New York, NY, Madison Avenue, New York, NY, Forest Hills, NY, and Broadway in New York, NY . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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