Helping Your Child Manage Foot Pain

Complications with the feet can occur in just about everyone, from young children to senior citizens. If your child is complaining about foot pain, you should take it seriously. There are several steps that you can take to help your child navigate the pain. One of the first steps includes talking with your child to get a better sense of the pain. For example, you can ask your child to point to where on their foot they are feeling pain. This can mean a number of different things. If your child points to his or her heel, the child might be experiencing Sever’s disease, a condition that primarily affects children and causes heel pain. Another way to help your child manage foot pain is by taking the child to a podiatrist. This foot specialist will be best equipped to help you identify any problems with the feet and select a sufficient course of treatment. So the next time your child tells you that they have foot pain, consider taking them to a podiatrist. Schedule an appointment today.

Making sure that your children maintain good foot health is very important as they grow. If you have any questions, contact one of our podiatrists of Foot and Ankle Clinics, PA. Our doctors can provide the care you need to keep you pain-free and on your feet.

Keeping Children's Feet Healthy

Having healthy feet during childhood can help prevent medical problems later in life, namely in the back and legs. As children grow, their feet require different types of care. Here are some things to consider...

Although babies do not walk yet, it is still very important to take care of their feet.

Avoid putting tight shoes or socks on his or her feet.

Allow the baby to stretch and kick his or her feet to feel comfortable.

As a toddler, kids are now on the move and begin to develop differently. At this age, toddlers are getting a feel for walking, so don’t be alarmed if your toddler is unsteady or ‘walks funny’. 

As your child gets older, it is important to teach them how to take care of their feet.

Show them proper hygiene to prevent infections such as fungus.

Be watchful for any pain or injury.

Have all injuries checked by a doctor as soon as possible.

Comfortable, protective shoes should always be worn, especially at play.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Woodbury, West St. Paul, and Edina, MN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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