Blisters may be quite painful, despite the fact that they are a very minor foot issue. They are also quite tempting to pop — I’m amazed a Dr. Blister Popper hasn’t been created yet — but resist the temptation. as opposed to pimples, blisters are different.
Any changes in a child’s walk or movement might be frightening. You can’t help but speculate on what they will outgrow and what will need a trip to the doctor.
This is particularly true of children’s feetsince they develop and change so fast as infants go from crawling to walking and running and as toddlers transition from soft-soled shoes to the sporting gear and cleats of later childhood.
As a runner, you are likely to have an injury at some point throughout your lifetime. That’s because running puts a lot of stress on your body. Of course, the issue is not with the running. It’s more about your movements and training frequency. This is particularly true in the case of chronic injuries (problems that build up over time. These are not the same with acute injuries. They happen because of a specific incident, like tripping over a branch and spraining your ankle.)
One of the most frequent complaints I get from my patients is that their feet are numb. Furthermore, this is not the “typical” numb that sometimes affects many of us. People describe the numbness as feeling like they are wearing many pairs of socks, even when they aren’t. The sensation is similar to having wax covering their feet. Although not painful, this is obviously not okay.
As a mom of two, I know how pricey shoes can be. Every time you turn around, it seems that one of the children’s shoes has either become too tiny or worn-out. It implies that you must spend money on yet another pair. So, I know how tempting it can be to try to squeeze feet into shoes that still sort of fit. Or to buy shoes that provide kids’ feet “room to grow,” i.e. shoes that are one or two sizes bigger than your child’s current size.
I’m hoping by now all of my readers are aware that it’s not a good idea to walk with bare feet outdoors. Shoes are a necessity outside, whether you’re running through the grass, entering the locker room, or getting ready to jump into the community pool. They guard you against cuts, scrapes, germs, and that most dreaded organism: foot fungus!