Hair Tourniquet Syndrome

What is Hair Tourniquet Syndrome? Like all new parents, I find myself continually rifling through a repetitive mental checklist every time I hear the new addition to the family start to cry. Is she too hot? Is she too cold? When did she last eat (she can’t possibly be hungry already!)? Does she need to […]

Heel Pain in Children

Summer is coming to a close and fall sports are gearing up!  This can be a very important time to watch for heel and arch pain in your kids. At Kansas City Foot and Ankle, we see several children daily who are experiencing heel and arch pain.  The pain seems especially intense after sports activities […]

Is Your Child Experiencing Sports-Induced Heel Pain?

If your child is complaining of heel pain, especially after playing sports, it is not something to dismiss or take lightly.  With fall sports in full swing, we see several children daily that are experiencing heel and arch pain. Often, the heel pain starts intermittently but within a few weeks can become more consistent and […]

Parents out there know that nothing is worse than seeing your child in pain or discomfort. Heel pain is a common complaint for many children between the ages of 8 and 14. A common type of heel pain kids experience is termed Sever’s Disease.  Don’t let the word “disease” frighten you. Sever’s diseaseis not as […]