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Pediatric Foot Pain services offered in Columbus, GA

Many children and teenagers experience pediatric foot pain as a result of growth spurts, sports injuries, and structural abnormalities. If your child has foot pain and doesn’t respond to at-home treatment, don’t wait to get professional help. At Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C., Troy Espiritu, DPM, FACFAS, Nicholas Smith, DPM, MS, FACFAS, and the team provide complete care for pediatric foot pain. To make an appointment in Columbus, Georgia, call the office or book online today.

Pediatric Foot Pain Q & A

Is pediatric foot pain common?

Foot pain affects people of all ages, but it’s especially common in children and teens. Various factors make young people susceptible to foot and ankle pain, including their active lifestyles and growing bodies. Children with foot deformities can also experience foot pain. 

Even though many young people experience foot pain, if your child’s symptoms interfere with their mobility or quality of life, contact Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C., right away.

What causes pediatric foot pain?

At Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C., the team treats various conditions that cause pediatric foot pain, including:

Ingrown toenails

An ingrown toenail occurs when your child’s toenail grows into the skin around their nail bed instead of away from their toe. If left untreated, an ingrown toenail may become infected, increasing the risk of more serious issues.

Plantar warts

Plantar warts are small, hard growths that form on the weight-bearing areas of your child’s feet. The Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C. team offers several types of treatment for plantar warts,  including cryotherapy and in-office removal.

Structural abnormalities (like flat feet)

All babies are born with flat feet, but most children develop arches by the age of six. If your child has a structural abnormality, that might not happen. Structural abnormalities don’t always cause problems, but if your child experiences leg, back, or foot pain, the team at Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C. can provide treatment with orthotics, arch supports, or another type of therapy.

Heel pain

Heel pain occurs at the back of your child’s foot. The most common cause of pediatric heel pain is plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury that’s especially common in teen athletes. A combination of rest, activity modification, and lifestyle changes can provide lasting relief.

When is pediatric foot pain considered serious?

Make an appointment for your child at Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C. if they experience foot pain that lasts for a week and doesn’t improve with rest, ice, and elevation. That’s especially true if your child’s symptoms affect their ability to go to school, spend time with friends, or live an active lifestyle.

If your child experiences pediatric foot pain, don’t wait to identify the underlying cause. To make an appointment for your child at Columbus Foot & Ankle, P.C., call the office or click the online booking feature today.