The Painful Foot in Adolescence

  • James Robb


By this age normal variants are a less common cause for concern, and foot pain is more likely to result from a trauma, a structural cause, an infection, or, rarely, a tumor. An adolescent presenting with persisting foot pain should therefore be investigated to determine a diagnosis to explain their symptoms.


Spina Bifida Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Plantar Fasciitis Tarsal Tunnel Medial Longitudinal Arch 
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Further Reading

  1. Fixsen JA. The foot. In: d’A Benson M, Fixsen J, Macnicol MF, Parsch K, editors. Children’s orthopaedics and fractures. 3rd ed. London/Dordrecht/Heidelberg/New York: Springer; 2010.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • James Robb
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  1. 1.OrthopaedicUniversity of St AndrewsScotlandUK

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