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‘Tis the Season for a Mid-Year Foot Check

Updated: May 16

The school year is halfway over, and it’s a perfect time to check your child’s feet. Did you know that a child’s feet can grow up to two sizes in six months? Now is a perfect time to make sure their shoes still fit properly. Signs that shoes are too tight include blisters on the back of heels, corns, calluses on toes and ingrown toenails.

Winter is also a great time to check shoes for any wear and tear since this causes them to lose shock absorption over time. If it’s time to buy new shoes for your child, choose a pair that has a little—but not too much—room for growth. For the best fit, aim for about a finger’s width of space between your child’s longest toe and the front of the shoe. Be careful not to buy shoes that are too big as oversized shoes can cause feet to slide forward and put pressure on the toes. The shoes should have a toe box wide enough to accommodate your child’s feet and give enough cushioning and shock absorption. If your child has flat feet, look for shoes that provide them with arch support.

Make an appointment with our office if your child has any issues walking or experiences any pain despite from properly fitting shoes.

measuring the child's foot

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