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Screenings and Check-Ups for Children’s Foot Health

Regular screenings for foot problems in children can be important for early detection and intervention, ensuring healthy foot development and optimal mobility. Pediatric foot screenings typically involve assessing various aspects of foot anatomy, alignment, and function. Screenings may include evaluating arch development, toe alignment, walking patterns, and range of motion in the joints. Podiatrists may also check for signs of common pediatric foot conditions, such as flat feet, toe-walking, or excessive pronation. Treatment options may include custom-made orthotic devices, physical therapy, or footwear modifications. Parents can facilitate foot health in children by ensuring they wear properly fitting shoes, encouraging regular physical activity, and addressing any concerns about foot pain or abnormal gait promptly. If you have a child with foot issues you are concerned about, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.

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 Complete Foot & Ankle Specialists, LLC. 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 our offices located in Bellefontaine, OH and Springfield, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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