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PF in 11 year old child?

Posted by rlpd on 1/09/03 at 17:08 (105175)

Is it possible for a child to get PF. My 11 year old son came home from basketball practice and the bottom of his foot has been hurting. I have heel spurs for three years so I was very aware when he started complainingg about the pain when he walked. He has kept off of it today but it is not any better. Anybody hear of a kid getting this - I think whoa you are too young to be dealing with this kind of pain.

Re: PF in 11 year old child?

IanJ on 1/09/03 at 23:10 (105187)

You should post this question in the Ask the Doctors Category.

Re: PF in 11 year old child?

dave r on 1/10/03 at 07:57 (105192)

Severes disease is common in children, you should take him to a podiatrist for an evalution.

Re: PF in 11 year old child?

Marty on 1/11/03 at 16:03 (105276)

Had my first cortisone shot at 10 from a football injury. It's hard to keep kids at this age to take time off the foot and that's most likely what they need. I think improper shoes and warmups cause injuries even in kids.

Marty

Re: PF in 11 year old child?

rlpd on 1/11/03 at 22:20 (105292)

Marty,

Did you heal after the cortisone shot or did you always have problems with it after the injury

Re: PF in 11 year old child?

Marty on 1/12/03 at 10:09 (105309)

Healed up fine. :) Man if I was only 11 now, well healing wise that is. LOL

I have had problems with my feet all my life however. Mainly my walking gait.

Re: PF in 11 year old child?

IanJ on 1/09/03 at 23:10 (105187)

You should post this question in the Ask the Doctors Category.

Re: PF in 11 year old child?

dave r on 1/10/03 at 07:57 (105192)

Severes disease is common in children, you should take him to a podiatrist for an evalution.

Re: PF in 11 year old child?

Marty on 1/11/03 at 16:03 (105276)

Had my first cortisone shot at 10 from a football injury. It's hard to keep kids at this age to take time off the foot and that's most likely what they need. I think improper shoes and warmups cause injuries even in kids.

Marty

Re: PF in 11 year old child?

rlpd on 1/11/03 at 22:20 (105292)

Marty,

Did you heal after the cortisone shot or did you always have problems with it after the injury

Re: PF in 11 year old child?

Marty on 1/12/03 at 10:09 (105309)

Healed up fine. :) Man if I was only 11 now, well healing wise that is. LOL

I have had problems with my feet all my life however. Mainly my walking gait.