In our office we see children for all different type of foot and ankle problems. The most common foot problems we see in children are listed below. If your child is experiencing foot pain, an ingrown toenail, a wart, heel pain or ankle pain give us a call, we can help!
One of the most common conditions to walk into our office is an ingrown nail. People describe the pain as severe at times, and even describe difficulty sleeping due to the lightest touch like that of their sheet, that is from a painful ingrown toenail. There are many causes of an ingrown nail but the two most common are trauma and aggressively trimming back the corner of ones nail. The definition of trauma is not someone hitting your toe with a bat! It is simply being in shoes that are too small and the toe continues to get beat up and the border of the nail starts to grow into the skin. Learn More Here!
A wart is a lesion or lesion that can appear on the skin from a virus that we are exposed to one way or another. Many times it manifests on the bottom of the foot and can seem like just some thick skin or callus. There can be one solitary wart or some people present with many warts on one or both feet. Learn More Here!
Heel Pain/Calcaneal Apohysitis
The most common cause of heel pain in kids we see in the office is called calcaneal apophisitis/Sever's Disease. This is an inflammation of the heel bone growth plate. To learn more about how we treat it click here!