If you are a parent, you may fall into either of these two categories:
- You are mentally preparing yourself for an empty house, and just thinking about having your kid at school all day makes you want to turn back the hands of time and start summer all over again.
2. You are mentally preparing yourself for an empty house, and been looking forward to the end of the summer when your kid will be back in school all day again. (Yes, you love your child, but sometimes there’s nothing more relaxing than the quiet mornings of a fall weekday. We get it.)
Whether you feel more like Parent #1 or Parent #2, one thing will always hold true: Taking care of your child’s foot health is important!
Why? Well, simply put, feet will go through most of their developmental stages during childhood. You may have noticed this already – with all the shoes your child seems to grow out of so quickly, your budget may be starting to feel the effects!
And with all the growing and stretching your little one’s feet will be doing throughout this wonderous time in their lives, there is plenty of room for things to go wrong, too. What’s more, when left untreated, foot problems in childhood can easily lead to chronic pain in adulthood. Since we know you want the best for your child, paying attention to their foot health should be near the top of your to-do list.
Not sure what taking care of your child’s feet entails?
No worries! The Foot & Ankle Surgical Associates can help – and we will start by giving you some tips on how to find the perfect shoes for your child so this upcoming school year is filled with learning experiences – and free from foot problems.