CHILDRENS FEET, Keeping our kids active!
We all know that activity is extremely important to the health and wellbeing of our children. Don’t let pain stop them moving.
A child’s foot has active growth centres which open at different times throughout their development. When the growth centres are open and growth is occurring the areas are particularly vulnerable to inflammation, irritation and pain. What we see most commonly is an irritation of the growth plate in the heel. This is referred to as Severs Disease which is the traction, or pulling, that is caused by the Achilles tendon and calf muscle as they attach close to where growth centre in the heel is. Severs can also be caused by inappropriate footwear, trauma (such as jumping down and hitting the heel) or a prolonged volume of activity.
It is very important to take foot pain in children seriously because left untreated it will become a deterrent to them maintaining physical activity so it is advisable to get a diagnosis early on. With a well-structured treatment plan in place they can continue to get on with doing what they really enjoy doing.
If your child is showing signs of foot pain, contact us today – we can help.
We can successfully treat this problem. Rest isn’t always best.