What is causing pain on top of my teen’s foot?

Pain on the top of your teen’s foot can be a sign of a stress fracture, especially if your son or daughter participates in sports or activities that involve repetitive stress on the feet – like running long distances or jumping in basketball.

If your teenager is going through a growth spurt, however, the problem may be the result of tarsal coalition – an issue that is present at birth but doesn’t show up until bones start maturing. In this case, individual bones grow together improperly, causing pain on the top or outside of the foot. It can also result in fatigue, muscle spasms, and stiffness.

If your teenager is experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s best to make an appointment with us so we can assess your teen’s foot, determine what’s behind the problem, and put a treatment plan in place.

To make an appointment with our Palm Desert, CA office, simply call (760) 568-0108 or fill out our online contact form. 

Dr. Harvey Danciger
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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle