Growing Pains: Fact or fiction?

    Many potential issues children face during their physical development can affect them when they are older. A lot of parents are worried about their children having flat feet or walking intoed. However, something that these same parents believe is normal is “growing pains.”  Pain is not normal, especially from something as natural as growing.


    Throughout development it is always important that children are monitored during play for postural abnormalities. Flat feet are normal between the ages of 1-4 however every year the child grows the heel should gradually grow more inward up to age 6. If not, then it should be addressed. Severe heel pain could be a sign of Sever’s disease and must be dealt with if it occurs.


    A podiatrist is the only person that is trained in a specialized field in medicine for anything concerning the lower extremity, foot and ankle, that’s why it is important for you to visit your podiatrist if there are any problems concerning your feet.  In the case of pediatric foot care it is always good to get it detected and dealt with before it affects your quality of life. If there you have any other questions feel free to contact Dr. Theall’s and Dr. Saleh’s Gentle Touch Foot Care office for all your foot and ankle needs and concerns at 973 673 – 3668.