Toddler foot pain can be concerning for parents as little ones may not always be able to express what they are feeling accurately. It can stem from a range of issues, including minor injuries from falls or bumps, which are part of normal childhood activities. Overuse from running and jumping can also lead to pain, especially if toddlers are very active. However, there are also specific conditions to be aware of. Growing pains can be associated with Sever’s disease and are a frequent cause of discomfort in children, usually occurring at night or after a day filled with physical activity. Other potential causes include flat feet as well as in-toeing, where the feet turn inward instead of pointing straight. Wearing ill-fitting shoes can also cause pain or discomfort for toddlers, making proper shoe fitting important. Infections such as hand, foot, and mouth disease can cause painful sores on the feet. Additionally, serious conditions like juvenile arthritis, although rare, can result in foot pain. If your toddler is experiencing persistent foot pain that affects their ability to walk, is associated with swelling or redness, or is accompanied by a fever, it is strongly suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist for a proper diagnosis and treatment.
Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Nashville Family Foot Care. Our practitioners will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.
Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Bone Spurs
- Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
- Ingrown Toenails
- Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
- Flat Feet
- Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
- And more
To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.
Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in Nashville, TN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.