Foot Health Facts for Children

Common Foot Problems Experinced by  Childern:

1) Pediatric Flatfoot: Most children with flat feet have no symptoms. However, sometimes they may have trouble participating in physical activities or sports or may appear to walk or run awkwardly. Some complain of pain or cramping in their feet, legs or knees. Dr. Syamak Yamini located in Encino and Los Angeles, CA can provide a complete evaluation of your child's feet to address any pain and discomfort your child may experince due to flatfeet. 

2) Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease): Calcaneal apophysitis is a painful inflammation of the heel’s growth plate.  Commonly, it affects children between the ages of 8 and 14 years old as their heel bone (calcaneus) is not fully developed until at least age 14. Until then, new bone is forming at the growth plate, a weak area located at the back of the heel. When there is too much repetitive stress on the growth plate, it can lead to inflammation in the growth plate. Dr. Syamak Yamini located in Encino and Los Angeles, CA can provide a comprehensive evaluation and treatment plan to address calcaneal apophysitis. 

3) Ingrown Toenails: Tight shoes or socks or inproper nail trimmings are the most common causes of painful ingrown toenails in children although sometimes the tendency for nails to curve inward is inherited. When the nail breaks the skin, serious infections can result. Parents are advised against trying to dig the ingrown nails out at home as this can painful and lead to further infection. Dr. Syamak Yamini located in Encino and Los Angeles, CA can safely treat your child's ingrown toenail(s) in a painless and comforting manner. 

4) Plantar Wart (Verruca Plantaris): Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but they most commonly appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. Plantar warts are a viral infection caused by the human papilloma virus, the same virus that causes warts on other parts of the body. These warts can grow deep into the skin, which can make walking or standing painful and uncomfortable. An evaluation by Dr. Syamak Yamini located in Encino and Los Angeles, CA can provide an accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plan to swiftly treat the infection and get your child's feet to full health. 

Syamak Yamini, DPM FACFAS Board Certified Foot and Ankle surgeon based in Porter Ranch, Encino, and Los Angeles

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