If you are caring for a young child, then it is imperative that proper care and attention are given to the health of their feet. One disease that can negatively impact the health of a child’s feet is known as Kawasaki disease. This condition is primarily associated with throat problems and high temperatures in children. However, this disease can also bring about negative symptoms in the feet. Specifically, children who develop Kawasaki disease may notice abnormal symptoms in their feet. These children might have feet that are particularly painful or red, and they might also be somewhat swollen. During the second phase of Kawasaki disease, a child might also demonstrate skin that peels off on the feet. Peeling might also appear on the soles of the feet. Contact a podiatrist today for more information about Kawasaki disease and the feet.
Making sure that your children maintain good foot health is very important as they grow. If you have any questions, contact one of our podiatrists of Itasca Foot & Ankle. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.
Keeping Children's Feet Healthy
Having healthy feet during childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care. Here are some things to consider...
Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.
Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet.
Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable.
As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age, toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’.
As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet.
Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus.
Be watchful for any pain or injury.
Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible.
Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Itasca and Hoffman Estates, IL . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.