Happy Feet donates Shoes and Socks to Children
Women Who Care of Branch County chose the Happy Feet program for their quarterly $100 donation by each woman in the group. A total of $8,500 was donated to the Altrusa Happy Feet Fund, which is held at the Branch County Community Foundation. Established in 2008, Happy Feet is an organization that understands the need for children ages 1-19 to have adequate fitting shoes and socks. Since then, Happy Feet has purchased 2,400 pairs of shoes and socks which have been donated back to the children of Branch County.
Making sure that your children maintain foot health is very important as they grow up. If you have any questions contact Dr. Glen A. Beede of Fort Worth. Dr. Beede will treat your child’s foot and ankle needs.
Keeping Children’s Feet Healthy
Having healthy feet in 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 from birth to school-age.
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 of 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 contact our office located in Fort Worth, TX. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.