Common Child Foot Issues

Advanced Foot and Ankle is proud to provide effective foot care for many patients from across our Twin Falls and Burley communities, but we especially enjoy helping children overcome painful issues. We know that being able to run around and play with friends is an important part of childhood. When a child experiences conditions that cause pain, it takes that away. It is our goal to help our young patients overcome common child foot issues so they can get back to their job of being a kid!

It’s probably no surprise to hear that not all foot and ankle problems are equally common. Sure, we do see and treat cases of rare conditions (like Kohler’s or Freiberg’s diseases or Maffucci syndrome), but many sources of pain or concern are from the same handful of conditions. They include:

  • Sports injuries. Many children, especially younger ones, love staying active, running around, and playing sports. Physical activity is important for child development, but it always comes with an inherent risk of injury. Whether this means a sprained ankle, turf toe, Lisfranc injuries, or bone fractures, we can provide the care your son or daughter needs. The good news is that many sports injuries can be effectively treated with nonsurgical care.
  • Ingrown toenails. There are a handful of causes of ingrown toenails, but children will often develop them on account of either ill-fitting footwear (particularly shoes that are tight in the front) or incorrect nail trimming practices. Most cases of ingrown toenails can be treated at home (if you don’t know how to do this, we can help), but severe ones will need treatment at our office.
  • Plantar warts. Warts develop because of certain strands of human papillomavirus (HPV) and are quite contagious. Curious children sometimes contract one from touching a friend’s wart and then touching their own skin. Warts are rarely harmful and will usually go away in time, but that might take up to a couple of years. We provide wart care to eliminate the viral growth and prevent your child from passing it on.

Whether your son or daughter has any of these common child foot issues, or he or she is experiencing something different, Advanced Foot and Ankle is here to help! We provide exceptional child foot care services for our young patients, so contact us today and find out what we can do for your son or daughter. Call our Twin Falls, ID office at (208) 731-6321 or our Burley office at (208) 312-4646, or schedule an appointment with us online.

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