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Infant Foot Massage

Any new parent surely knows the challenges of caring for a cranky baby. Not only can newborn babies and infants engage in persistent crying, they can also experience general discomfort. This can make caring for the infant difficult for all kinds of parents. Performing a very gentle foot massage on an infant might possibly yield positive health benefits for an them. Specifically, performing a gentle foot massage might alleviate discomfort in the newborn’s body. Foot massages might even be beneficial to other parts of the newborn’s body that are not near the feet or lower legs, such as the upper abdominal area. However, of course, it is always important to first consult with a trusted medical professional, such as a podiatrist to ensure that you are doing what is best for your infant’s health. It is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist today if you are caring for a newborn.

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 Podiatry Services . 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 office located in Murrieta, CA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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