Keep Your Child’s Feet Safe This Summer


Summer is in full swing, and we’re sure your children are itching to get outside as much as possible. Unfortunately, this fun can lead to wear and tear on their feet, especially if you aren’t taking certain precautions. How can you help your child avoid injury and foot pain this summer?

Here are some quick tips on Common Pediatric Foot Problems:

Children often deal with the same problems adults face. Some of the most common include:

Avoiding Injury This Summer

Pediatric foot care is complex, and it’s best to talk with a podiatrist about your concerns. They can give you more personalized tips on how to keep your child’s feet safe.

Here are some easy things you can do today to protect your child’s feet:

  • Stretching can keep your child’s feet limber and flexible. Have your child practice forward or side lunges. Also, touching their toes can help. Just be careful not to stretch too much and cause strain.
  • Make sure your kids have proper footwear. Because children’s feet are constantly growing, it’s important to check their shoe size continually. Tight shoes can be restrictive to small feet that are still forming. Make sure there’s plenty of room for their toes. If you’re at a pool, be sure your child wears flip-flops or sandals to prevent contracting fungal infections.
  • Custom orthotics aren’t just for adults. These are shoe inserts designed to fit the exact shape of your child’s feet. They provide the proper support where it’s needed most. Visit an experienced podiatrist for more information.

Are you worried about the care of your child’s feet? Call our office today. Dr. Ryan L. D’Amico, Dr. Donal M. Erickson, Dr. Keith Sherman, Dr. Anne-Louise Smith, Dr. Justin Muser, and the rest of the staff at Syracuse Podiatry in East Syracuse, New York, can help treat and care for your feet. Call us at 315-446-3668 or make an appointment online to get help today.

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