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Preventing Foot Wounds in Children

If you are a parent, it is important for you to be doing all you can to minimize the extent to which your child could scrape or develop a wound on their feet. If your child is playing outside in the yard, you might, for instance, clear sharp objects like pointy twigs and rocks that could pierce your child’s skin. There are also many helpful ways in which a parent can immediately treat a wound if it develops on the child’s feet. For example, it might be a good idea to clean the affected area and dry it, applying a bandage. Importantly, if your child’s abrasion causes swelling or a fever, medical attention should be sought out. Contact a podiatrist today if you want to learn more about how to protect your child’s feet.

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 Fox Valley Foot and Ankle Specialists. 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 office located in Naperville, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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