October 8thhas been officially named International Walk to School Day. In Richmond Virginia, hundreds of schools had their students on their feet in honor of the day. International Walk to School Day provides children, as well as parents, school teachers and community leaders the chance to join a global event encouraging exercise for all ages.
The event promotes physical health and activity while showing students the importance of pedestrian safety and safe walking routes. Linwood Holton Elementary, one of the schools participating in Walk to School Day, will also be hosting a Mini-Wellness Fair that will teach kids about healthy lifestyles.
All parents need to care for their children’s feet. If your child needs foot treatment, see podiatrist Dr. Edward Lang and his staff at New Orleans Podiatry Associates. Dr. Lang will care for your child’s foot needs.
How to Keep Your Child’s Feet Healthy
Throughout childhood, it is very crucial for children to have and maintain good health and proper care of their feet. With good foot health starting at an early age, foot problems and diseases can be prevented in the future. As children continue to develop so do their feet, and require different techniques of care and maintenance.
Even though babies do not begin walking until later stages, their feet should be taken care of properly:
- Stay away from socks that are too tight for your baby’s feet. This can cause pain and allow less circulation
- Encourage your baby to move their feet as much as possible so they feel comfortable with them
When your baby begins to learn how to walk, do not panic if they are unsteady on their feet. Toddlers are just getting used to the way in which their feet work so wobbliness is completely acceptable.
When your child grows out of their toddler years, here are a few steps they should take to stay with good health within their feet:
- Practice proper hygiene with them
- Be observant of any injuries that might occur
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If you have any questions, please contact one of our offices located in Metaire and New Orleans, LA. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.
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