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August 24, 2015
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Let’s talk about kids! With summer comes barefoot fun, swimming in public pools and, unfortunately, foot problems! We see more kids throughout summer and fall than the rest of the year and this makes sense given all that outdoor fun! Here are some of the most common issues with children’s feet, and thoughts on dealing with them.


Commonly called “warts,” verrucae are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and are very common in young children.  They are often confused with corns. The good news is that in most children, warts will go away on their own. However, this can take a long time. If your child is experiencing painful warts, then medical intervention may be beneficial. There are lots of options for treating warts, such as surgical excision, electrosurgery, acid based treatments, and laser therapy.  If your child is experiencing painful warts, call us and we can discuss treatment options. Either way, the reality is warts can be prevented! Have your child wear shoes as much as possible. When your child is going to friends houses, have them wear socks! Finally, encourage your child not to share towels or socks with other kids.

Tinea Pedis

Otherwise known as Athlete’s Foot, this condition is caused by a fungal infection of the foot. It can lead to itching, burning feet and can be pretty uncomfortable.  Prevention of this infection is the same as for warts. Treatment is generally achieved through the use of an antifungal.

These are the more common issues children come to the clinic with. If you think your child could be experiencing either verruca or tinea pedis, give us a call at 519-624-4122 and get them back to school on the right foot!


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366 Hespeler Road
Cambridge, Ontario N1R 6J6

Chiropodist - Cambridge, Douglas C. Broad, D.Ch, 366 Hespeler Road, Cambridge Ontario, N1R 6J6 519-624-4122