Footcraft Friday: Get Free of Foot Pain & Flag Craft

Celebrate freedom and your kids' feet this July 4th!Can you believe it's the July 4th weekend? ME NEITHER! Are you extending the holiday through today, or just need an activity to get through the long summer day? 

First, let's talk about your foot pain: as we celebrate our nation’s Independence Day by barbequing, swimming, watching grown ups stuff themselves with hot dog, playing outdoors and in the sand and standing for hours, waiting for and watching fireworks displays. While July 4th marks the high point of many people’s summers, for those of us who suffer from foot pain, celebrating the day with traditional activities like volleyball, baseball or even potato-sack races may be awfully uncomfortable. If foot pain has left you standing on the sidelines of celebrations, allow me to offer you an Independence Day gift—the opportunity to free yourself from this debilitating discomfort.

Fight Foot Pain, Not the British

At Tanglewood Foot Specialists, we see patients experiencing a wide array of foot ailments—from sports injuries to foot fracturesdiabetic complications to ingrown toenailsplantar’s wartsbunionsshin splints and more. While we see many of the same injuries, we always treat you, our patient, as an individual, selecting a course of care that will work with your lifestyle and restore you to your desired level of activity. We know that someone who is training for a marathon has different needs than a patient at a desk job that simply needs to fit into his or her dress shoes comfortably, and we offer an array of treatments that range from custom orthotics to fall prevention, or even surgical intervention, if necessary.  

 If foot, toe or ankle pain is preventing you from enjoying time with friends, family or even from participating in your favorite hobby, make a promise to yourself this July 4th to break free of injuries and start living life comfortably once again. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Andrew Schneider today so he can diagnose and begin treating your specific foot injury.

Now that we've covered that little subject, let's get to the good stuff: check out this sweet project from Sassy Dealz, a great variation on the hand-and-footprint flag crafts I’ve shared in the past. It turns your child’s entire foot into the flag and adds in a flagpole for a cute twist! Let cute feet reign!

Footprint American Flag Craft

Supplies

  • A foot
  • Paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Silver glitter
  • A piece of paper

Directions

  1. Start by painting your child’s foot red leaving the first three toes (big toe and two adjacent) blank for the blue paint. Add on the blue paint and stamp the print on your paper. Let dry.
  2. Grab a paintbrush and add in a flagpole, then add white stripes and white dots to the footprint.
  3. Finish with a sprinkle of silver glitter over the flagpole. Fun and festive!
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.
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