The Truth Of The Benefits Of Walking Barefoot In Children?

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, I want to ask, are Children Walking Barefoot as useful as the Link I have read?

1 Answer:

Hi Guntur,

Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Need to clarify, where did you get this information from? Can the truth of the source be justified?

There are many opinions circulating in society that walking barefoot has various benefits for the body, not only for adults, but also for children. This assumption is actually not completely wrong, but also not completely true.

In children who have recently walked, the use of footwear can cause the grip of the child's toes to the floor to become obstructed. This can cause the child to have difficulty adjusting their body balance, so they fall more often. In addition, using footwear too early according to various studies also increases the risk of flat feet (fallen arches) in children. Flat feet occur when the feet do not have an arch (arch) on the sole, so they almost press the entire floor. Flat feet are actually not a dangerous condition. However, if it persists into adulthood, this condition can make it easier for children to experience pain in the lower legs to the back, the angle of the legs arches inward (overpronation), and disturbances in the development of bones, muscles and other connective tissue around the legs. Some literature also states that walking barefoot can help improve blood circulation around the lower legs, although this still needs to be proven through more valid research.

However, you should not do it carelessly to let children walk barefoot. You need to ensure that the floor on which the child walks is clean and is protected from substances that can injure the skin, for example broken glass, needles, and so on. Walking barefoot on improper pedestals risks getting the child injured. If the child's walking mat is dirty, the child's feet are more susceptible to infection.

That's all for our explanation. For more complete information, please consult directly with the nearest doctor or pediatrician.

I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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