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Family Race Training: Keeping Kids’ Feet Safe

family race trainingWith summer in full swing, families are out and about enjoying the weather as much as possible. Catching fireflies, eating s’mores by the campfire, and playing Frisbee on the beach are standard activities. Many families boost up their fitness during the summer as well. If your family is into running races, whether 5K’s or mile fun runs, take measures to make sure your children’s feet are staying safe along the way.

There are many running events popping up in which kids can take part, and encouraging their involvement keeps them active while having fun. The risk of injury, though, can increase if you aren’t monitoring their activity level and foot health. Keep their age and fitness level in mind when choosing a race. Pushing too hard, too quickly when race training could lead to a lot of stress on bones that are still growing. Sever’s disease is common among children who are very active, and the heel pain that results can be quite severe. Allow them to start small and work their way up. Pay attention to any complaint of foot or ankle discomfort. It may not be simple “growing pains” but a muscle, tendon, or joint under too much stress. It is also important to fit them with the best shoes possible. Growing feet need to be cushioned and supported in shoes that fit well. Too tight or too loose can both be a problem. Blisters, foot fatigue, or heel and arch problems could arise with the wrong footwear. Give them a shoe suitable for the activity. A standard gym shoe may not be appropriate for running long distances or riding a bicycle.

We care for people of all ages at Dallas Podiatry Works—healthy families everywhere can benefit from our services!  If you and your family have any foot concerns, contact Dr. Joel W. Brook, Dr. David R. Northcutt, Dr. Irene Arroyo and Dr. John Baca for treatment. Call our office in Dallas, TX at (972) 566-7474 or in Plano, TX at (972) 943-3323. We’ll help you have fun and stay active this summer.

"I did 3 EPAT treatments and it gave me tremendous relief from my plantar fasciitis. I highly recommend this for anyone who is dealing with PF. Also, the physical therapist Dr. Brook sent me too is fantastic. I am definitely on the mend and so glad I did EPAT."- All H. 5 star all h
"Dr Northcutt is a fantastic physician. My first surgery with him (although painful), went very well. A couple of issues (with his staff) needed to be corrected, I appreciated his calm and professional demeanor and he corrected those issues promptly. He sets the bar high (the mark of a great physician), and that is the key reason why I'm coming back to him to correct my other foot. I would highly recommend him."- She B. 5 star
"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 care."- Joseph B. 5 star
"My experience was a good one from pre-op to post -op. I saw the doctor right before my surgery.He explained the process to me and my husband. The recovery nurse was great. It was neither crowded or chaotic as some day surgery centers. My foot is doing well as I follow instructions. I look forward to my one week progress visit!"- Patricia T.5 star
"I had dealt with a painful foot problem for five months and had seen three different Doctors before seeing an article in D Magazine about Dr. Joel Brook. Dr. Brook took one look at my foot, explained the causes for my pain and set me up on a successful treatment plan. He is very knowledgeable, thorough and exhibits a caring attitude. I highly recommend him."- Ginger W. 5 star
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