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  • My child doesn’t complain about sore feet but suddenly, he/she doesn’t want to play with friends. Could it be a foot problem?  
  • My child has flatfeet. The Pediatrician says he/she will "grow out of it". Is that true?  
  • Is it OK for my daughter or son to participate in year-round sports?  
  • My child is often compaining of aching and pain in his/her lower legs and feet. We are told that it is "growing pains". Is that true?

Q:My child doesn’t complain about sore feet but suddenly, he/she doesn’t want to play with friends. Could it be a foot problem? 

A: Your child’s feet are not just smaller feet... They are unique and growing. Bones, tendons, joints, and muscles are still developing. Any sudden change in activity could indicate a foot or ankle conditon. Call for an evaluation. 


Q: My child has flatfeet. The Pediatrician says he/she will "grow out of it". Is that true? 

A: It is normal for the arch of the foot not to be apparent in the very young child. By age 5 you should see some form of an arch taking shape. If the child's mother or father have flatfeet, the child may also inherit that foot-type. It is best to have us evaluate your child if you suspect any foot or ankle problem such as flat feet, in-toeing, out-toeing, persistant calf or shin pain, or repeated ankle sprains. 


Q: Is it OK for my daughter or son to participate in year-round sports? 

A: Children's feet and ankles are not fully formed and finished growing until well into their teenage years. During that time of growth, your child's feet are prone to various injuries and disorders that are unique to the growing foot. If your child participates in year-round sports, you need to pay special attention to proper fitting shoes, adequate warm up time, stretching, and time off for rest and recovery. Pay particular attention if your child complains of persistant discomfort on or off the field. If you have concerns regarding this issue, call us for an evaluation to discuss their continued good foot and ankle health. 


Q: My child is often compaining of aching and pain in his/her lower legs and feet. We are told that it is "growing pains". Is that true? 

A: A common misconception is that various aches and pains in children's lower extremities are caused by "growing pains". These pains may represent a foot or ankle problem that can be easily treated, avoiding the unnecessary discomfort.

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6100 Old Jonestown Rd.
Harrisburg, PA 17112

Podiatrist - Harrisburg, Keystone Podiatric Medical Associates, 6100 Old Jonestown Rd., Harrisburg PA, 17112 717-541-0988