Sunday, September 30, 2007

Health Tip: Even Babies Can Have Foot Problems

(HealthDay News) -- New parents are understandably concerned about the health of their baby. But while worrying about hearing, eyesight and other things, they might forget the feet.

The American Podiatric Medical Association warns that foot problems that flare up in adults often start in infancy.

The association says parents should report anything suspicious to the family doctor. To maintain healthy feet, parents should make sure blankets are loose and allow the baby to kick. Also, be sure to change the baby's position often because lying too long in one position can strain the legs and feet.

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