How often do foot problems occur in children?

Foot problems are very common in children, including flat feet, heel and arch pain, ingrown toenails, and warts.  Kids with flat feet should be evaluated and are commonly treated with orthotics, which are custom made shoe inserts, in order to prevent pain and other deformities from occurring as they grow.  Heel and arch pain in kids is a very common condition that we treat and are very successful in getting them comfortable and back to their activities quickly.  Ingrown toenails are a very common condition seen in kids as well.  Ingrown toenails can be very painful and a simple in-office procedure can eliminate painful ingrown toenails permanently.