Howard Waxman, DPM
COMPREHENSIVE CARE FOR CHILDREN'S FEET
Children's feet should not hurt.
If your son or daughter is not participating as often in sports or in other physical activities or is complaining of foot pain, don't think it's caused by "growing pains". Your son or daughter may have a common developmental foot condition such as flat feet that could be simply treated with a custom foot orthotic.
In addition, parents may observe that their children are often falling or tripping and not able to keep up with normal activities. This may be due to a condition called in-toeing or out-toeing.
Many childhood foot conditions can be helped witha custom foot orthotic which is an insert that fits into the shoe that keeps the bones in the feet in their proper alignment. This can eliminate their foot pain and allow normaldevelopment as your child matures into adulthood.
In addition, we also treatfoot fractures, ankle sprains, ingrown toenails and foot infections such as warts.
So, if your son or daughter is complaining of foot pain, bring them in for an evaluation and help them enjoy healthy happy feet in the years ahead.