A Parents Guide to Fool-Proof Footcare for Children

Published On: August 1, 2018

Help Them Start School on the Right Foot!

getting started on the right footShopping for shoes can be a pleasure or a nightmare – especially if it’s for your children. Not getting the right shoe or the right fit can lead to damaged, ingrown or blackened toenails. Watch out for trendy shoes that offer little in the way of structure and support.

There are two things parents need to know when choosing shoes for school and shoes for sports:

Shoe fit and shoe support

Whether their feet are hopping on/off the school bus, learning in the classroom, enjoying the playground or sports field, children need a well constructed pair of shoes to help reduce the risk of injury that can lead to more serious problems like sprains, strains and fractures.

Look for 3 things when buying shoes for your children – no matter their age:

  1. proper toe flexibility
  2. a rigid middle
  3. a stiff heel

Pay attention to your child’s feet.

Regularly check for fungal infections, plantar warts, bruises and blisters, red spots and wounds, corns and calluses. They are all signs that something is going on. Need help with sweaty or stinky feet?

Get your children’s feet checked regularly by a Chiropodist, especially if your child is involved in sports activities requiring specialized footwear. They may need the added support and correction of custom made orthotics that fit into their shoes, boots or skates!

Talk to us about more information on children’s feet and how to choose shoes for sports and every day! We’re conveniently located in Oakville near Maple Grove and Cornwall Road*. We serve patients in and around the GTA including Burlington, Oakville, Mississauga, Milton and Toronto.

* We’re Moving!

Starting September 24, we’ll have a new name and a new office. Everything else will be the same, especially our exceptional footcare for all ages. See where we’re going! We’ll be closed during the week of September 17 to make our move as easy as possible for patients. But until then, we’re still delivering caring hands for happy feet at 1495 Cornwall Road, Unit 33. Book your foot care appointment today.


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