Healthy Feet for Active Kids

The feet of children grow and change rapidly during their first year, reaching almost half their adult foot size. Many changes in children’s feet are a natural part of development while others require attention and treatment from a professional. That’s why it’s important for parents to pay close attention to their child’s feet to ensure proper growth during every stage of development.  Ernest L. Isaacson DPM, PC provides expert care, diagnosis and treatment of ankle and foot disorders for children.

Here are some tips to help parents guide normal development for their child’s feet:

Remember, your child doesn’t necessarily have to show signs of foot pain or discomfort for something to be abnormal.  A child’s feet are very pliable and can be deformed without the child recognizing the warning signs.  Carefully monitor your child’s feet. If you notice unusual symptoms, seek professional care immediately. Deformities will not be outgrown by themselves.

Your child will depend on his or her feet for the rest of their life to get them where they need to go. Whenever you have questions about your child's foot health, contact Ernest L. Isaacson DPM, PC.  Any pain that lasts more than a few days, or that is severe enough to limit the child’s walking, should be evaluated by a professional.

Author
Ernest Isaacson Dr. Ernest Isaacson is a graduate of the Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. After completing two years of comprehensive training in various medical specialties including internal medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery, plastic surgery and podiatric medicine, Dr. Isaacson completed a comprehensive one-year podiatric surgical residency. Dr. Isaacson is active in research and publication in basic and clinical science. Dr. Isaacson is also a dedicated family man who enjoys running, reading and spending time with his family.

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