discussing these matters with their family podiatric physician if they have children participating in active sports. Sports-related foot and ankle injuries are on the rise as more children participate actively in sports.
Buying a sport-specific shoe – a shoe designed for the exact sport your child will be participating in – not only improves your child’s performance on the court or field, but also helps keep him/her free from serious foot and ankle injuries.
Without the right sock, even the best athletic shoe won’t score points on the field or off. If your child exhibits signs of hyperhydrosis (excess sweating) or bromhydrosis (foot odor), selection of the appropriate athletic sock may reduce incidences of these conditions. The right athletic sock should be made of a natural/synthetic blend, as this helps “wick” away moisture best, and not contain any large seams that can cause blisters or irritation.