Is your family taking in every last ounce of summer vacation? As August draws to a close, some kids are itching to get back to school while others dread the unavoidable first day of school. Parents play a big role in all of these preparations. Proper footwear and fitting children’s shoesshould actually be on the top of the list in front of binders, book bags, and colored pencils.
Packing well-balanced, healthy lunches will help keep your kids healthy. Couple that with the right pair of shoes for each activity and they’ll be on the right start to having a healthy, happy year! An ill-fitting pair of shoes could increase their risk for injury, pain, and cause them to withdraw from activity. To avoid this, take your child with you when you go shopping. Shoes need to be tried on with the socks they will be wearing. Don’t make assumptions on their foot size—young feet often grow faster than you think.
Do not settle on shoes that may need a “break-in” period, no matter how good of a sale you find. It may also be tempting to buy a pair that your child can grow into. However, when shoes are too big, he or she may trip and get blisters from the shoes rubbing.
While it may also be easier on the pocketbook to share shoes between kids, it is important to remember that their foot structure can vary. Not only do shoes wear down over time, but a certain pair may not fit another child like they should. If you have a child that will be in sports, make sure you buy the appropriate shoes for that sport. This is for improved performance but also for safety from injury.
If you have any concerns about your child’s foot health for the upcoming school year, please contact Dallas Podiatry Works. We can ensure your whole family stays pain-free with healthy feet. Call Drs. Joel Brook, Arroyo, and McClurkin in Dallas, TX, at 972.853.7100, in Plano, TX, at (972) 943-3323, or request an appointment online.
The doctor has great “bedside manners” when talking to patients. Great staff and comfortable atmosphere.
The staff at Dallas Podiatry Works could not have been more courteous, helpful, and professional in doing their job. They made me feel comfortable when I was there, which is certainly appreciated. They answered all the questions that I had and just made each visit the most pleasurable that it could be. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing this type of foot care.
I would highly recommend Dr. Brook to anyone with foot problems–especially problems that stump other podiatrists. He really is very caring and very knowledgeable.
Dr. Joel Brook and the staff were nice and helpful. Though I was a new patient, I got right in as soon as they were open in my preferred location. They diagnosed the problem and provided medicines along with a perfect gel bandage so I could keep exercising while my toes healed. My toes already hurt less and look a little better each day. If I have future issues, I will be a repeat customer. Here’s hoping I don’t, but at least I know my feet are in good hands.
I visited this office for an ingrown toe nail a few years ago. After seeing another doctor, who made it worse, he referred me to Dallas Podiatry Works. The doctor there was able to fix my problem. I’m not great with reviews, all I can tell you is that this doctor and staff will have you up and running or doing whatever it is you do in no time. You will be in great hands. You’d be a fool not to use this doctor. Now its time to visit him again for the other toe.
Been having bad ankle pains for 6 months was referred here and it was a great visit ladies in the front desk medical assistants and the Doctor were all very friendly and make you feel very comfortable.
Dallas Office: 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 280, Dallas, TX 75251
Plano Office: 5068 W. Plano Parkway, Suite 155, Plano, TX 75093