As much your child loves to play their favorite sport, whether it’s basketball, running track and field or playing football, they should never have to deal with the pain in their feet. Some kids may continue running about, hoping the pain will eventually go away. However, little do they know this can actually make the problem worse.
Playing with foot pain and continuing to ignore it can cause heel pain, which can lead to further more complicated problems. Constant heel pain can cause difficulty in walking, as well as repetitive trauma such as, running or jumping. The Achilles tendon can become inflamed and painful if there are constant weight and forces being pushed onto the foot.
Take a look at these four ways you can help and prevent your child suffering foot pain while they enjoy their favorite activities:
Prevent injuries by ensuring your child knows to warm up and stretch before any activity. This will reduce the risk of injuries, by preventing muscles being torn.
Each type of sport requires different footwear, so make sure your child has the correct shoe for the specific sport or activity they are taking part in. The wrong shoe can cause pain as there may not be enough support required for the type of sport they are playing,
If your child is overweight, it is always a good idea to get involved and exercise with your child for added support. Excess weight can cause foot pain, due to the added pressure on the feet, especially when running for long periods of time.
Make sure your child only wears cleated shoes on the field and not anywhere else. For other surfaces apart from the grass, cleated shoes do not provide the required support needed to prevent foot pain.
The heartache of losing in the finals can be painful enough for your child, don’t let foot pain add to this even more. The specialists at Nuestep can help your child get the fast relief they need. Call today at 866-508-5108.