Darlyne Cange, DPM
COMPREHENSIVE Child Foot Care
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.
When I see a child in my office, I do a complete foot exam to determine the best treatment plan to correct his or her foot problem.
Many childhood foot conditions can be helped with a 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 normal development as your child matures into adulthood.
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.