Old-fashioned plimsoll shoes were extremely prevalent years ago. Nevertheless, you do not see the smooth soles that are on those shoes in any of the current day teaching shoes available for kids. In comparison to contemporary trainers, plimsoll shoes might actually be the best option for keeping your children’s feet healthy.
Having cushioned trainers with thick heels makes it more difficult for young people to learn using the front foot, which causes less impact than striking the ground with the heel. According to studies, the human foot is designed for long-distance running, but only if the runner lands in the front part of the foot. “If someone is going to learn to learn to run from first principles let them learn using their natural equipment as mush as possible,” said Dr. Mick Wilkinson of Northumbria University in Newcastle.
Making sure your child’s feetare healthy is crucial to their overall health and development. Seeking the help of a podiatrist like Dr. Jack Gorman of Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers would be beneficial for your child. Dr. Gorman will examine your child’s feet and provide the right care and treatment for them.
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.
· 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
At this age toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’. Be sure the child wears comfortable and protective shoes so that they can grow into their feet properly.
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 always be worn, especially at play
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