Take care of the little feet before they become big feet.
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.
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
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.
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.
One difference you will notice with Advanced Podiatry treatment is our commitment to providing you with a solution which includes education. This helps to empower all involved in the successful resolution of your foot or leg problem.