Older Shoe Selection may be the Right Shoes for Your Child

Children's FeetOld-fashioned plimsoll shoes are something that a lot of mothers today might not recognize as a good training shoe for their child. In today’s styles of shoes, you do not see the flat soles that you would see on plimsolls. In comparison with contemporary trainers, plimsoll shoes might help as the better-quality choice in keeping your children’s feet healthy.

Having cushioned trainers with thick heels makes it more difficult for young people to learn using the front foot; which causes less impact than striking the ground with the heel.

Making sure your child’s feetare healthy is crucial to their overall health and development. Seeking the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Andrew H. Cohen of Mid-Michigan Foot and Ankle Center would be beneficial for your child. Dr. Cohen will examine your child’s feet and provide the right care and treatment for them.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet in 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 from birth to school-age.

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’.  Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.

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 of 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

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If you have any questions, please contact our offices in Saginaw, MI and Essexville, MI. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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