In Children's Podiatry

With temperatures expected to reach a freezing 9 degrees today the last thing we think to do is encourage our children to go outside and play however due to a very successful slip, slop, slap campaign the prevalence of Rickets is on the rise.

Rickets is a preventable childhood illness that occurs when growing bones fail to develop properly due to a lack of vitamin D.

The recommended amount of sunlight each day is a few minutes of sunlight exposure before 10am and after 3pm each day (from September to April) and two to three hours of sunlight exposure over the week (from May to August).

Looks like it’s time for a dose of vitamin D!

For more information –https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/rickets

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