Don’t Let Foot Injuries Spook Your Halloween Fun

Posted by Dr. Jeffrey L. Adler

Oct 31, 2015 9:00:00 AM

young_girl_on_crutches_in_halloween_costumeMake no bones about it, foot injuries can easily take the fun out of trick-or-treating for kids. It can be difficult to get around if you’re on crutches with a broken foot or limping around with a sprained ankle. But there are some frightening fun ways a foot injury can be incorporated into a costume. If you were spooked into thinking your kiddos would be hiding out this Halloween, think again! There’s still time to create one of the following costumes below.

Posted by: Silverman Ankle & Foot

Halloween with Foot Pain

Here are a couple Halloween tips to keep in mind in the event you or your child has a foot injury.

  1. Incorporate the Injury– If you’re stuck in a cast, don’t despair. Instead, incorporate it into your costume! Go as Frankenstein with a new leg, a mummy with wrapped feet, an injured sports star or a pirate with a peg leg. If you’re on crutches, turn them into wings and go as some type of bird. The possibilities are endless!

  2. Consider Wheels– If your leg injury is going to make it too cumbersome to get around the neighborhood, consider grabbing a knee scooter or a wheelchair. Not all houses will be wheelchair or scooter accessible, but they will help you or your child get closer to the door, and most households will have no problem coming out of their houses to make it easier on your child. Again, you can dress up your wheels to make them part of your costume. Goes as a NASCAR driver with a cool set of wheels, or go as a one-legged flamingo on your knee scooter.

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The best way to recover from foot injuries is to take it easy, but that doesn’t mean your kids have to miss out on the tricks or treats.

Foot pain can be scary! If you find that you or a loved one is experiencing foot pain that doesn’t go away after a few days, consider scheduling a foot assessment with a podiatrist. There are a number of common foot problems that are easily treatable. If you wait to treat them, they will only get worse.

If you’re visiting or living in the New York area, contact a podiatrist in NYC at Adler Footcare, where you’ll experience convenience, kindness, and the best possible care for your foot injuries or problems. 

Adler Footcare uses the latest advancements in podiatry to manage and treat your foot pain. We believe feet shouldn’t hurt and neither should their treatment. 

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Topics: foot pain, Pediatrics, Injuries