The human foot is very complex and made up of 26 bones. Certain conditions such as flat feet are important to address at a young age to help prevent later foot problems like heel pain, bunion deformities or hammertoes. Many conditions that affect adults also show up in children, such as ingrown toenails, Achilles tendonitis and warts.
Heel pain is a common complaint in children between the ages of 8-14 years old. This is especially common with children that participate in athletics. The growth plate in the calcaneus (heel bone) is still forming until about the age of 15. If your child complains of heel pain, make an appointment to see Dr. Feldman. Quite often a pair of orthotics (insoles placed in the shoe) can help alleviate the symptoms as well as stretching, icing and anti-inflammatory medicine. It may be advisable to take a break from the activity until symptoms lesson in severity.
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