If your child is constantly complaining that their feet hurt, it’s time to see a podiatrist. Most issues can easily be resolved, but others may be indicative of a more serious issue needing attention.
Heel pain: Heel pain present in a child is not something to take lightly because children don’t usually experience heel pain the way adults do. If your child’s heel pain doesn’t go away in a couple of days, it’s crucial to have them examined and properly diagnosed.
More often than not, heel pain is caused by inflammation of the heel bone’s growth plate. This can be treated at home using rest, ice, and stretching techniques. Bone infections are also a possible cause of heel pain in children.
Warts: When children have warts on their feet, they can be frustrating and tricky to treat. Warts are caused by the manifestation of a virus which is commonly picked up at damp places where lots of people gather (such as beach bathrooms, pool locker rooms, and any other common area where there is a wet, damp floor or surface). Once your child’s warts are properly diagnosed, treating them is simple — yet important. The most critical part of wart treatment is keeping the area clean and dry.