If your child still has open growth plates, typically 16-18 and younger, you need to come in for an x-ray and a full exam right away. In children, the weakest point is the growth plates; in adults it is the ligaments. Therefore, it is very rare for a child to "sprain their ankle". Typically it is a growth plate injury or fracture. It must be fully evaluated and properly treated to avoid further damage and potential growth disruption.
- Posted on 01/14/2019 Apophysitis is pain due to inflammation of a growth plate. It most often occurs in the heel, but no matter where a child has pain in their foot it should be evaluated.
- Posted on 01/09/2019 Here’s When you SHOULDN’T Buy Shoes for Your Baby
- Posted on 11/05/2018 How Can I Find the Right Fit for My Child’s Shoes?