Taking care of your kids’ feet is super important. Not only are their bones fragile, but kids grow at a fast rate. Combined with their high activity level, it’s easy for children to injure themselves or develop conditions. At Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC, we want your child to be healthy and pain-free. Here are three of the most common foot problems your child may face and how to prevent them.
One: Ingrown Toenails
Ingrown toenails are an unnecessary but common problem for children. Toenail pain could simply be from not trimming their nails correctly. But if the problem keeps occurring, it could mean they have ingrown toenails. Treating ingrown toenails can be more complicated than an easy at-home fix, so it’s crucial that you get the help of a podiatrist. Prevent this condition by taking extra care when cutting their nails and buying the right kind of footwear.
Two: Flat Feet
If your child has little to no arches, don’t stress. Flat feet are a normal part of their development. With time, your kid should grow arches. If they don’t or if they’re experiencing pain from their flat feet, be sure you contact a podiatrist. Your podiatrist will assess their condition and provide treatment to lessen the uncomfortableness of flat feet.
Three: Growing Pains
Growing pain can be a real drag for kids, but it’s a sign your child is healthy and growing stronger. Pain might be especially prominent after a long day on their feet or strenuous activity. Warm baths and rest can help ease their pain. After a few years, the discomfort they face should go away. But if that’s not the case, seek the help of a podiatrist. Your foot doctor will be able to determine whether there may be another underlying cause for your child’s pain. Ignoring their pain can lead to more serious complications. At Advanced Foot Care of NJ, LLC, Dr. Anant Joshi and his staff treat a range of conditions and are committed to providing results. To schedule an appointment, contact his office in Woodland Park, NJ, at 973-256-0002.