Summer Foot Injuries in Children
We are in the latter half of June now and kids are running outdoors to participate in sports, swim, and just play with their friends.
With all this outdoor activity, it is important to keep their feet protected during the summer. Puncture wounds are a common summer foot problem. When your child runs outside to play, make sure they are wearing shoes. It is tempting for children to run outside barefoot in the summer, especially if they are going to run under a sprinkler or play in the pool in the backyard.
However, it is easy to suffer puncture wounds in the summer because of this and puncture wounds carry with them the risk of infection. If your child does suffer a puncture wound in their foot, be sure to have it evaluated and treated properly. To avoid infection, it needs to be cleaned very well and treated appropriately.
Children may also suffer from overuse syndromes in their feet and ankles during the summer. Overuse syndromes include Achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, and Sever’s disease, which is a common cause of heel pain in children.
If your child begins suffering foot pain this summer, visit a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis. Your child may need to take a break from some their activities, wear more supportive shoes, or further treatment.
If your child has suffered a foot injury and you would like to set up an appointment with our office, you can contact us at 615-220-8788 or at our toll-free number 888-713-0906. You can also request an appointment online.
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