At Feet First Foot Care, we want to encourage all of our Middlesex County patients to be informed about foot health when it comes to their children. As the weather gets warmer, kids may be enrolling in spring sports or spending more time outside. The signs and symptoms of foot problems can be subtle. Children, especially young children, are not always able to articulate discomfort. Foot pain that your child may be experiencing should be evaluated as soon as possible by a certified podiatrist.

Common Signs A Child Is in Pain

  • Your child cannot keep up with their peers
  • Children voluntarily withdraw from activities they usually enjoy
  • They do not want to show you their feet
  • The child complains of pain

Signs Your Child May Have a Foot Problem

  • Pain, swelling, and redness that does not subside
  • Development of thick calluses in one area of the foot
  • Problems with the way your child walks
  • Shins that appear to turn inward
  • Ankles that appear weak or easily give out

Foot Problems Commonly Experienced by Children

Most children with flat feet have no symptoms. However, if children lag in sports or backyard play, it may be because their feet or legs are tired. Fatigue is common when children have flat feet. Some children may complain of pain or cramping in their feet, legs, or knees. You should have a professional evaluate any pain that a child may be feeling as soon as possible.

  • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)

When there is repetitive stress on the growth plate, painful inflammation can develop. This disease typically affects children between ages eight and fourteen because the heel bone has not fully developed until at least age fourteen.

When children have these symptoms, parents may think they are experiencing temporary "growing pains" without realizing it could be a foot-related problem. You should have a child with any of these signs or symptoms examined promptly. Call our Cromwell, Connecticut office at (860)-632-5499 to schedule an appointment with our trusted podiatrist, Dr. Adam Mucinskas, for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Questions or Comments?

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