“You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town.” Yes, it’s true! Santa will be in Collingwood, ON each Saturday through December 21 from 12:30 to 3:30 PM. While you’re humming your favorite holiday tunes, check your to-do list twice and add the gift of healthy feet to your child’s gift list.
Children’s foot care is often the last thing on a parent’s agenda—especially during this busy season. Maybe you’ve bought into the old adage that the feet are too far from the heart to cause problems. While it’s true that few foot conditions are life threatening, they do endanger your child’s ability to enjoy an active, pain-free life.
If you’ve noticed a reduction in physical activity, limping, or complaints of foot pain, take action. Discomfort is the body’s way of signaling for help. In many cases, something as simple as a change in footwear can resolve a common childhood foot condition. Orthotics or other devices may address ankle and heel pain that can result from wearing cleats or hockey skates. Understanding the structure of your child’s feet will also aid in selecting properly fitted shoes—a must to keep aches and pains away.
Raising children is a joyous and challenging task. Remember, when it comes to the health of their feet, you’re not alone! Chiropodist Tony Abbott and the expert staff at Abbott Foot & Ankle Clinic are here to help. Schedule a visit today by calling (705) 444-9929, or requesting an appointment online. Happy Holidays!
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