Your child’s feet are likely growing fast. While it is common to suffer from growing pains along the way, it is important to take note of potential foot problems that children encounter and understand what you can do to fix them. After all, the last thing you want is your child to be injured!
The following are examples of common foot injuries that kids experience. Please call us today if you have more questions about what you can do to help your child.
Not only is this a saying, but it is a reality for many children as well! Like the name sounds, growing pains result in cramping, achy muscles that both preschoolers and preteens feel. These feelings typically occur during the late afternoons or even causing them to wake up in the middle of the night. Keep in mind that these pains may not occur due to growing, but to extensive activity.
Kids are often exposed to damp, public environments such as pools. They may also sometimes wear socks without shoes, which both can lead to the development of warts. However, sometimes warts occur naturally. It is important to schedule an appointment for your child as soon as a wart develops, and we can help get rid of it promptly!
Wear and Tear
Kids are typically very active, which can result in a variety of temporary foot problems such as stubbed toes, blisters, shoes pinching because they are too tight, scrapes, bruises and more. The bottom line: if your child is in constant pain, it is important that they visit our podiatrists for an evaluation.