Proper foot care for children is critical because their feet are still developing. Restricting toes with ill-fitting shoes can obstruct natural growth. Failing to deal with foot deformities while your little one learns to walk, run, and play can cause biomechanical and gait abnormalities that last well into adulthood. Many adult foot conditions can trace their way back to problems in childhood; by the same token, taking care of children’s feet can give them a firm foundation for life.
It’s also critical that, as a parent, you are caring for and checking your little one’s feet often. Don’t wait until your child complains—they may not even feel a problem, or they may not come to you until it becomes unbearable. Be vigilant and call us if you notice any irregularities. Family Foot and Ankle Center serves southeast Indiana, southwest Ohio, and northern Kentucky with the highest quality foot care for all ages. Reach us at (513) 728-4800 (OH) or (859) 282-1572 (KY).