Is Your Child Limping After Sport?
If you're a parent of an active child, chances are you may have seen your child walking around after sports with a limp or complaining to you about their foot pain, particularly in their heel.
That's not normal. There may be an underlying condition that needs to be addressed and treated.
So here's the problem. If we don't address the pain your child is having during or after a game of sport, it can start to affect how well they play and they may not want to play anymore because of the pain.
It's no fun in finishing up at the end of the game in pain.
We all know how important it is for kids to be building good exercise habits at a young age.
We also know that our children can have aches and pains that go as quickly as they came.
How long should I wait before coming to see you about my child's problem?
When you start to notice that the pain is becoming a recurring problem. If you've noticed that after a few training sessions or games that your child avoids putting pressure on a part of their foot, isn't walking properly, or is avoiding participating in physical activities all together.
That's when it's time for you to come in and see us so we can do a full assessment and see what's going on.
If your child just pushes through the pain, then that also may cause more problems in the future. In most cases, they will try to avoid putting pressure in the sore area so we'll compensate using another part of their foot or even their other foot. This can then cause problems in the new area, which just adds to the pain.
We want your child to reach their full potential and not let the pain hinder that from happening.
Like I said before, it's not normal for your child to be in pain.