With an increase in activities and in the rate of child obesity, foot and ankle problems are becoming more common. Early treatment of these problems is essential to get quick resolution to your child’s pain.
Children often suffer from foot problems. However, you as a parent may be the last to know. Kids are excellent at hiding their foot pain and even infections. If you notice that your child seems to decreasing activities, this may be a sign that there is pain. We also recommend that you check your child’s feet periodically for infections around the nails or athlete’s foot which is a fungal infection.
Arch pain and heel pain are also common and can be treated by your podiatrist. If you have tried basics such as rest and ice and there is still o relief, podiatry visit is important.
If your child has foot problems have an exam by a podiatrist so that they can get back to their activities.