Your child’s ligaments are stronger than his or her bones and cartilage. Therefore, injuries involving the growth plates are more likely to occur than a sprain. When your child appears to have a sprained ankle, make sure that your doctor assesses the injury thoroughly to check for small fractures. The symptoms that you will experience if you do have Foot Neuroma can be sharp pain, burning, numbness, tingling, cramping in the front part of the foot and sometimes there will be a lack of feeling in that part of the foot. The neuroma usually develops just under or beyond the tight ligament. Why? Well, imagine that the nerve is the bow of a violin and the tight ligament is the string. The constant pulling of nerve over the ligament irritates the nerve and causes the nerve to thicken and scar. The nerve also can get pinched between the two metatarsal bones that it passes between. A scarred nerve doesn't carry signals well and may send back strange signals to the brain such as burning, pain and tingling. So, instead of beautiful music, we get terrible noise. The purpose of a foot orthotic can be as wide-ranged as the materials that are used to fabricate such a device. The materials that are used depends on what the device is designed to accomplish. Orthotic materials range from very rigid, such as graphite or acrylic, to very soft, such as plastazote or poron. For children who cannot do this, but who have an affected foot that can be easily manipulated to normal positioning, stretching exercises are all that is needed. Plantar Fasciitis, an inflammation (irritation and swelling with presence of extra immune cells) of the thick tissue on the bottom of the foot that causes heel pain and disability. Depending on the cause of your tired feet, you may notice that your feet feel achy all over, or the aches and pains may be specific to one area of your foot, such as the arches or the heel. Your feet might also feel heavy. Problems may be present if these symptoms don't go away with rest, or if they're particularly bothersome. It is important however to be sensible and whilst the above measures provide a decent preventative programme, if your calluses are not responding to treatment and are becoming painful, then do see a foot specialist. A sprain, cut or other injury to the foot can often be treated by wrapping the injured area. An Ace wrap is a very effective tool for reducing swelling and keeping the area immobile. This type of wrap can also be used to secure an ice pack, splint or other bandages to the foot. Wrapping an Ace wrap in a manner suitable to the contours of the foot can be tricky, but once you get the hang of it you'll be rewrapping the area quickly and efficiently each time the bandage needs to be changed. Lastly, shorter down time can be achieved with treatment of plantar fasciitis if an endoscopic procedure is performed. In this procedure, the foot is numbed with an ankle block while the patient is conscious. Given that some physicians may prefer to have the patient unconscious, that is also a viable way to perform the procedure with less stress to the individual. One-fourth inch cuts are made in the lateral and anterior angles of the heel to access the affected tissues. A tiny camera is used to assist the surgeon to identify the plantar fascia ligament. The surgeon sews the incision closed once the problem tissues have been identified and fixed.