Kids feet

Take care of the little feet before they become big feet.

Warts

  • Children are often exposed to the wart virus more than adults as they generally walk around more barefoot. Children can be exposed to the wart virus at swimming pools, showers at sleepovers, and anywhere else in their environment.
  • Symptoms
  • On a non-weight bearing surface such as the knee or a finger, the wart can appear to be raised and tumorous or cauliflower-like in appearance
  • It is generally not painful but when knocked or pressed it can hurt and bleed
  • When the wart is on a weight bearing surface it can build in pressure and become quite painful
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Nail shape & ingrown nails

  • An ingrown toe nail is where the side of the nail cuts into the skin. It can be caused by poor cutting technique, damage or trauma to the nail resulting in deformed regrowth, infection to nail plate, inherited nail shape where the nail is too wide or deep for the toe.
  • Symptoms
  • Red or swollen skin around the toe.
  • Pain around or under the nail.
  • Bleeding or oozing pus around the nail.
  • Overgrown skin around the toe.
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Foot, joint & growing pains

  • Children are not little adults when it comes to injury. They need to be examined and treated with the knowledge that their bone, muscle and ligament structures are often loose, cartilaginous, still growing and are yet not fully formed. Foot and joint pain in children is not the same as adults.
  • Symptoms of foot or joint pain
  • As a parent, you may notice your child limping during walking or running, or they might complain of pain after walking or running.
  • Symptoms of growing pains
  • Muscular aches and pains are felt in both legs – typically in the calf, behind the knee and in the front of the thigh.
  • Moving the legs does not make the pain better or worse, which shows that the joints are not affected.
  • The onset of pain usually occurs around the late afternoon or evening.
  • The pain is worse during the night, particularly when the child is supposed to be going to sleep.
  • The pain is gone by morning.
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Flat feet

  • Flat foot is a condition in which the foot has an arch that is lower than usual, with the entire sole of the foot coming into complete or near-complete contact with the ground.
  • Symptoms
  • Foot turns outward at the ankle.
  • Discomfort or pain in the feet and inside of the ankles.
  • Discomfort when walking or standing, especially for long periods of time.
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