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My Child’s Foot Falls Asleep

Anyone’s foot can fall asleep at times. It may feel heavy and have a pins and needles sensation, or it may have lost feeling. It can seem like the blood supply is cut off to the feet, but it really has more to do with the nerves. Nerves are like tiny threads that run throughout the body and carry messages back and forth from the brain to the body. If a child sits on their feet or tucks their feet underneath them, there will be an interference in the nerve message system. When the nerves are no longer compressed, the connection returns to normal. This is not a serious problem. If your child’s feet fall asleep when they are not in positions that compress the nerves, it is suggested that you see a chiropodist as soon as possible for a diagnosis and treatment.

If your child is experiencing foot or ankle pain, please consult with one of the chiropodists from The Footcare Centre. Our chiropodists will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment. 

Common Causes of Foot Pain in Children

While children can experience many of the same foot problems as adults do, some foot problems may be more common during childhood. 

Causes of foot pain in children can include:

  • Deformities that are present from birth, such as flat feet or clubfoot

  • Sever’s disease, which is an inflammation of the growth plate in the heel bone

  • Various sports injuries, such as sprains and fractures 

  • Ingrown toenails

  • Athlete’s foot

  • Plantar warts


It is important to look after the health of children’s feet in order to prevent future problems from arising. Keep your child’s feet clean and dry, trim their toenails regularly, ensure their shoes fit properly, and keep a watchful eye on any symptoms of foot pain, such as limping. If you notice any symptoms or if your child complains of foot pain, a chiropodist can help. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office located in . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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