World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day 2021: If a child’s bones (Bachcho ki haddiyan) are weak from a young age, then it will affect his health for life. That’s why doctors and dietitians recommend special attention to children’s bone diseases and their strength and development from childhood. Experts say that children’s bones continue to grow and take shape. New bone tissue replaces old bone during this growth process. But with age, bone disorders can cause many problems in the coming days.
Some children may be a victim of a ‘bone disorder’ due to genetics or some other reason in childhood. World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day is celebrated every year on 19 October to make parents aware of the bones and joints of children. So, on this occasion, let us tell you what are the things that parents need to take care of to keep the bones and joints of children strong.
Do not ignore these symptoms
toes turned inward
Orthopedists say that when children start walking, many times their toes turn inward. In medical parlance, this is called ‘in-toeing’. This can be a problem related to the toe-fingers or the hip bone. Experts say, there is no need to worry too much in this. But in such a situation, a doctor should be consulted once.
In childhood, there are many such children whose legs are turned outwards from the side of the shin. By the time such children are seven years old, the feet stick together from knee to thigh. The lower part of the body starts looking completely unusual. In such a situation, parents should contact the doctor at the very beginning. If you go on medical advice at the same age, then to a great extent, major damage can be avoided.
Spinal twist or ‘scoliosis’
According to experts, abnormal twisting or bending of the spine of many children should also not be ignored. In medical language, this problem is called ‘scoliosis’. Therefore, if any kind of problem is seen on the back or waist side of your child, then you should immediately check with the doctor. Such problems are more common in young girls.
Don’t Take Children’s Flat Feet Lightly
Many parents do not find flat feet to be a problem. They take it very lightly. Since people with flat feet do not have any problem with the function of the feet, it is taken lightly. But about 10 percent of children struggling with flat feet can develop its problem. Experts say, most babies are born with flat feet. But from the age of three, their soles begin to form, which is fully developed by the age of 10 years.
How to make joints and bones strong?
encourage physical activity
Orthopedic experts say that parents should encourage children to take part in physical activity. If the child is between 3 and 5 years old, then he should take part in an activity for about 60 minutes daily. If the child is between 6 and 17 years old, they should do muscle-strengthening exercises such as climbing or push ups for about 60 minutes daily or 5 days a week.
Give diet rich in calcium
Calcium makes bones strong. Calcium plays an important role in strengthening the bones of children. Therefore, emphasis should be placed on feeding milk products to children. Because, dairy products are rich in calcium. Now a simple question arises in the mind that apart from this, which other food item has calcium. So let us tell you that ‘Ragi’ is considered a good source of calcium. There is about 350-375 mg of calcium in 100 grams of ragi. But it is also possible that you may not get finger millet. Then in such a situation things like Rajma or Sheesham seeds can also be included in the diet of children. About 275-300 mg of calcium is found in 100 grams of kidney beans, while about 800 mg of calcium is found in shisham seeds.
Keep children away from cole drinks
Experts advise parents to keep their child away from excessive consumption of soda or carbonated beverages. Such beverages can weaken the bones of children and young people. Although the actual reason for this is not known. But researchers say that cola-soda has a bad effect on the density of bones. Cola drinkers may have a lack of calcium and vitamin D in the body, which is related to bones. Therefore, keep a distance from children from such drinks.