Halloween is only a few days away, so hopefully you’ve started planning costumes and stocking up on candy for Trick or Treaters. Soon you and your kids will be running around the neighborhood, but that can be difficult if you’re stuck nursing a fractured foot or a sprained ankle. Today, we’re going to share some tips for ensuring you’ll have a fun Halloween even if you’re stuck with a foot injury or in a cast.
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 to 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. Additionally, we’d recommend you take a couple practice trips around the neighborhood on your new set of wheels before Halloween night.
3. It’s the Little Things – If your child can’t go Trick or Treating because of their injury, or you’re worried about how they’ll do on crutches or in a chair, let them get in the Halloween spirit in other ways. Let them hang decorations around the house, allow them to pick out the candy you’ll give out, and don’t forget about carving pumpkins! There are a lot of activities you can do leading up to Halloween that can help your child enjoy the holiday before Halloween night.