Do you have questions about foot care? We have answers!

Do you have questions about foot injuries or the causes of foot pain? Dr. Stephanie Carollo provides the answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about foot injuries and foot care. If you would like to schedule an appointment to talk about your foot pain, call Dr. Stephanie Carollo’s office at (586) 298-1585.

Children's Feet

Q: My child gets frequent ingrown toenails. What could be causing this?

A: Your child could be wearing shoes that are too small.  This happens quite often because children and teenagers can experience rapid growth and rarely measure the size of their feet.  For some children (and adults as well), there is extra flesh on the side of the nail, and/or they have a nail that is growing in a horseshoe shape, and it is therefore prone to developing an infection.

Q: Why does my child’s heel hurt?

Your child may be experiencing pain in the growth plate area of his or her heel.  This is called calcaneal apophysitis, and it is a common cause of heel pain in children, particularly those who participate in sports.  Calcaneal apophysitis often occurs in kids who are 8-14 years old, and common symptoms of this condition include pain in the back or bottom of the heel which is typically worse during or after sports.  Another name for this condition is Sever’s disease, but it is not really a “disease”, and it also responds very well to treatment.  See our main heel pain page for more information.