With everyone happy to be returning to school after restrictions from the government and Mother Nature, allow us to give you a few tips to take care of your children’s feet.
Kids seem to grow so quickly, so keep an eye on their shoes. To ensure proper fit, there should be a thumbnail’s width between the longest toe and the toe of the shoe.
As money-saving as it might be, don’t include shoes in the hand-me-downs. Sharing shoes can spread fungus and warts, and the likelihood of proper fit between more than one person is minimal.
Ill-fitting socks can cause ingrown toenails and blisters. Make sure your socks are not too tight, not too loose, but just right.👱🏽♀️🐻🐻🐻
Socks aren’t the only thing that can cause ingrown nails. When trimming your nails, make sure you cut straight across, leaving a little white nail and do not tear them off.
For more information, Clarks has a great article: How to tell if your shoes are the right fit
If you or your child struggle with ingrown toenails, calluses, plantar warts, or foot pain, set up an appointment to have one of our registered chiropodists assess and treat your feet! We provide exceptional footcare for all ages, so don’t hesitate to contact us.