Pediatric Foot Conditions
Children can have foot pain — just like adults. No matter the age, one thing is true: foot pain is a reason to visit the podiatrist. As our younger patients develop and grow, there are common conditions that could occur. The doctors at the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group help to ease parents’ minds with early treatment solutions to prevent prolonged symptoms later in life.
Here are common conditions that may affect your child:
Tight shoes and cutting toenails the wrong way are the common causes for ingrown toenails. As children experience growth spurts, we recommend measuring their feet often and changing shoes as growth occurs. Patients typically have ingrown toenails on their big toe. With this condition, the toenail begins to grow into the surrounding skin and cause pain and discomfort.
Sharing shoes and walking barefoot are the top culprits for plantar warts. As children play outside or visit the pool, they may often want to kick off their shoes. Sharing socks and shoes with friends is common, too. Unfortunately, plantar warts are contagious, and they spread easily from one person to the next.
For our active little ones, too much stress on the growth plate on their heel bone can cause heel pain. Think of kids who play sports, from running to jumping. Kids can also experience heel pain caused by other conditions, including heel spurs. Treating heel pain early can prevent future problems for your star athlete.
At the New Jersey Podiatric Physicians & Surgeons Group, there are almost 30 foot and ankle surgeons, podiatrists, and doctors. With more than 30 locations, from Newark, NJ, to Cape May, NJ, we value convenience and excellent service for our patients. We offer compassionate, cutting-edge care across our network, and we specialize in treating the following conditions: ankle and sports injuries, heel pain and plantar fasciitis, bunions, hammertoes, corns and calluses, ingrown toenails, diabetic foot care complications, children’s foot problems, skin conditions of the feet, and fungal nails. Our group is among the best foot and ankle providers in the country. To schedule an appointment, first find a podiatrist in your area.