It is never normal for your child to complain of pain in their legs or feet. If your child is complaining about pain in their feet you should pay close attention to what they are trying to tell you.
As children grow and become more active, they may sustain injuries to their feet and legs and not always be able to describe what they are feeling or what the problem is.
Growth plate injuries, fractures and foot sprains are common foot problems seen in children. If your child is complaining about foot pain, you should take their complaints seriously.
Here are some guidelines about when to consult a podiatrist for your child’s foot problem.
1. Pain that is not going away after 2 to 3 days.
2. Any injury that results in bruising to the area.
3. Pain that prevents your child from falling asleep, or is still present when they get out of bed in the morning.
4. Any pain that is causing the child to limp or change their gait.
5. Any signs of infection such as redness, bruising or swelling.
Other foot conditions in children include:
- Sever’s Disease
- Flat Feet (pediatric flat foot)
- Tight heel cords
- Clubfoot (talipes equino varus)
- Metatarsus Adductus
- Ingrown toenails
- Heel pain
If you have concerns about your child's feet or would like more information about your child's foot health call 562-433-0478 to schedule a consultation with one of our caring podiatrists.