7 Warning Signs Your Child May Have Foot Problems

Posted on Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

It’s not normal for any child to have foot pain! Watch for these warning signs and symptoms:

  1. Unable to keep up with friends
  2. Withdraws from activities
  3. Cautious about bearing weight
  4. Swelling, numbness or tingling in ankles or feet
  5. Inability to move limb properly
  6. Often trips and falls
  7. Complains of pain

Common injuries for children:

  • ankle sprains
  • chronic heel pain from overuse and inflammation in the heel bone or growth plate
  • tendonitis
  • stress fractures

While we can’t completely avoid injuries in children, we can take preventative measures like these:

  1. Watch your child for warning signs and symptoms
  2. Buy sport-specific shoes to ensure maximum comfort, stability, support, and performance
  3. Ensure that every pair of shoes or skates fit properly
  4. See your Chiropodist/Podiatrist for regular footcare and gait analysis.

If you suspect that your child may be experiencing foot problems, talk to us. We’ve got kids of our own. We know how you feel!

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