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When Should I Get My Child New Shoes?

Children's feet grow and change rapidly all throughout childhood. It is very important to make sure that your child is wearing the right shoes to protect their feet and prevent foot pain and injuries. Since children’s feet grow so quickly, it can be difficult to determine whether or not your child needs new shoes. After all, you just bought a new pair last month - could your child have outgrown them already? You should look for new shoes if your child can no longer fit their foot comfortably, or wiggle their toes within their current shoes. New shoes should also be purchased if the sole of the shoe is broken or torn and if the shoe is no longer comfortable to walk in. To learn more about the connections between footwear and your child’s foot health, please speak with a podiatrist. 

Making sure that your children maintain good foot health is very important as they grow. If you have any questions, contact one of our podiatrists of Barry University Foot and Ankle Institute. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet during 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. Here are some things to consider...

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 for any pain or injury.

Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible.

Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Miami, North Miami Beach, Miami Beach, and Tamarac, FL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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