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The American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) launched their campaign, an online education source of information for both professionals and parents called, ‘First Steps: Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy and Happy,’ this week. The aim, of course, is to provide comprehensive education to the general public about regularly maintaining children’s feet and the true importance; from very young ages on up, of the role podiatrists play in positive health.

"It's important that parents pay close attention to children's feet even before they start to walk, beginning at birth and continuing as they take their first steps, go to school, and participate in sports."said APMA President Frank Spinosa. This only underscores the necessity of podiatrists in providing guidance for keeping a child’s feet healthy at all stages of development and in treating injuries and abnormalities that crop up.  

This only underscores the necessity of podiatrists in providing guidance for keeping a child’s feet healthy at all stages of development and in treating injuries and abnormalities that crop up. So speak with podiatrist Dr. Nicholas Crismali, DPM of Crismali Foot and Ankle. Dr. Crismali  will evaluate your current care methods and make suggestions where he sees the need for improvement.

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’.

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 usually be worn

For more information about Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy, follow the link below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office in Hesperia, CA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot ankle injuries.

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