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About Heel Pain in Children Calcaneal Apophysitis

Heel Pain in Children What Is Calcaneal Apophysitis? Heel Pain – Calcaneal apophysitis is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate. It typically affects children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old, because the heel bone (calcaneus) is not fully developed until at least age 14. Until then, new bone is forming […]

Foot Facts for Children

Foot Facts for Children Foot Health Facts for Children Pain in a child’s foot or ankle is never normal. There is no such thing as “growing pains.” Any pain that lasts more than a few days, or that is severe enough to limit the child’s walking, should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon. […]

Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles

Surgeons Warn: Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles Skateboarding Tough on Feet, Ankles. Board tricks, repeated foot impact can lead to serious injury. Children and young adults love the thrill of skateboarding. They learn to master their skills of “riding the rail” and “catching air.” But according to the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons […]

Spot Kids’ Foot Problems

Spot Kids’ Foot Problems Tips for Parents: How to Spot Kids’ Foot Problems Foot and ankle surgeons offer advice to help parents recognize conditions early and spot kids’ foot problems.

Prevent Spring Sports Injuries – Kids

Prevent Spring Sports Injuries – Kids Six Tips to Prevent Kids’ Spring Sports Injuries Prevent Spring Sports Injuries – KidsFoot & ankle surgeons stress importance of safe transition from winter to spring sports. In today’s competitive youth sports landscape, many young athletes transition from playing winter to spring activities without considering the increased risk of […]