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Running Proves to be A Great Activity for Children
By blog@nolapodiatry.com
April 23, 2014
Category: Foot Care

Many children benefit from running. As an activity, running is a great way for children to remain active. However, as with any athletic activity it is important to keep in mind that children’s bones are still under development. As a result, this adds to the risk of injury.  

However, with gradual training and a healthy amount of adult supervision, the risk of injury should not be an issue. Running tends to be less costly, with the only required equipment a good pair of shoes. In fact, as an activity, running can benefit the entire family.

All children need to have healthy feet. To ensure your child has healthy feet, see podiatrist Dr. Edward Lang of New Orleans Podiatry Associates. Dr. Lang can treat your child’s podiatric needs.  

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 feel free to contact one of our offices in New Orleans, LA, or Metairie, LA. We offer the latest in diagnostic and treatment technology to meet your needs.

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