Pain in your  child’s foot or ankle is never normal. There is no such thing as “growing pains.”If a pain lasts more than a few days, or is severe enough to limit the child’s walking, it should be evaluated by a foot and ankle surgeon. Many times a simple x-ray can detect life treating conditions such as sarcomas. But even in the absence of such a diagnoses, the child should be evaluated by a foot and ankle doctor.

Pediatric Flatfoot: Most children with flat feet have no symptoms . Usually the signs and simptoms of flat feet come later in life, However, sometimes they may have trouble participating in physical activities or sports or may appear to walk or run awkwardly. Many times they ask the parent to carry them when they  do a prolong walk. Some complain of pain or cramping in their feet, legs or knees.

 Any pain or difficulty with a child’s feet should be evaluated.