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, these 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.
It is very important to take foot pain in children seriously, because if 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 successfully treat this problem.
Phone 07 838 0003 or book online at www.waikatopodiatry.co.nz