Happy Kids Need Happy Feet

Girl Eating Ice Cream Cone --- Image by © Royalty-Free/CorbisIf your child is having trouble playing sports, or has pain in the ankles, knees, and/or hips, it makes sense to check their feet, the supporting factor for good mechanical alignment.

Foot pain in children should never be ignored; the foot and ankle are complex and are responsible for our body mechanics: balance, coordination, and strength.  Read here for some good points about children's sports injuries.

Your child will benefit from a Podiatric exam, not only for immediate relief but to prevent serious problems as they grow.  Did you know the lack of a normal arch, if left untreated, can cause arthritis?

Proactive treatment includes fitting babies with arch supports before they begin to walk; pigeon toes and clubfoot are best corrected at this stage too.

Any time your child has a foot injury, it is best to see a Podiatrist.  He/she is the most qualified to diagnose and treat foot injuries and foot deformities.  They are also expert in providing advice on how to choose children's shoes.

You don't hesitate to seek care for your child when they are sick; good foot care and foot pain relief is just as important for your child's well-being!

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  • Scott Ogea

    I have bad feet and on 4/5/09 i posted a video on Youtube that shows you how to make an inexpensive pair of shoes that will relieve most foot pain. Go to YouTube and do a search using these words: "How to make your own shoes if you have bad feet" Scroll down the videos listed until you see a middle aged guy in a coral shirt standing in his kitchen, it's a 9min/21sec video.

    • kkharrison

      Thanks Scott; you really took your time and delivered a great video!