In today’s program, Dr. Reminga from Northern Foot Care Center, enters the discussion with parents about the importance of early detection when it comes to their children's feet. Some people take their feet for granted... that is, until foot pain or foot and ankle problems limit their activity. If you're a runner for example... your worst nightmare is a foot or ankle injury. What many runner's don't know is that their foot issues could have been prevented at an early age by preventing and treating their foot and ankle issues in their early developmental stages Sometimes parents think that kids will eventually outgrow foot pain, thinking it's "growing pains." As there is not such thing as growing pains, foot pain in children is nothing to ignore. In reality, studies show that kids who suffer from foot pain early on, have a HIGH probability of experiencing foot problems throughout adulthood. These problems may negatively affect their performance in running, sports, and engaging in normal activities with their peers. If ignored, a preventable problem could result in bigger, more serious problems down the road.

Dr. Reminga says, “I realize this may sound simplistic, but parents should have their children's feet evaluated by calling our office as EARLY as possible. This adage is true and I say it often... ‘Prevention is better than correction’. One of the most common conditions that I see in my office in young children is Flexible Flat Foot. This disorder is caused by a foot that doesn't become rigid with age. I want to stress that this is a condition children don't outgrow and problems that stem from the disorder don't always emerge right away or appear in the foot. Proper evaluation is key as the child matures.” Dr. Reminga goes on to provide tips for parents in what to look for as children mature.

This is an information packed show, full of helpful information for parents. Listen as Dr. Reminga talks about early detection when it come to children’s feet. Dr. Reminga is a board certified foot and ankle specialist with over 30 years of experience. If you have any type of foot or ankle problems, Dr. Reminga can help.

Dr. Daniel Reminga's Weekly Radio Show "Your Feet Your Health" airs every Wednesday at 10 am & 5 pm on WKMJ 93.5FM, WMPL 920AM, WUPY 101.1FM radio. Listen to past recordings here.