The Cause Of A Child’s Feet Suddenly Hurt And Can Not Walk?
good evening doc, i want to ask my child is 2 years old, suddenly the child feels pain when walking, pain that is felt in the right ankle. when held the right ankle is warmer than the left. how to handle it doc?
Good evening Ahmad Fuadi, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.
Seeing your child's complaints, the conditions that allow causing these complaints to your child are:
Sprained ankle (ankle sprain)
Injury to the tendon (the tissue that connects bone and muscle) to the back of the ankle
Inflammation of the tendons behind the ankles
Broken bones in the sole of the foot
and several other conditions
To find out, it is advisable to check your child to the doctor. Maybe then the doctor will ask to do x-ray photos on your child's feet and ankles to determine which parts are abnormal and whether there is a broken leg bone or not.
The most appropriate way to deal with complaints is to return to the initial condition that caused the complaint, whether a certain medical treatment is needed or adequate treatment. While this is at home to help reduce complaints, what can be done is:
Rest your child's right leg, don't use it to do the activity first for a while
Compress the right ankle using a cold compress / compress using ice
Wrap or bandage the right ankle (if you don't know how, it is recommended to be done by a doctor)
Elevate your child's right leg when lying down by propping the foot (foot position is higher than the head when lying supine)
If it feels very painful, it can be helped by taking paracetamol according to the child's dose listed on the package
Do not massage your child's right leg and ankle without the doctor's approval because it might make your child's condition worse
I hope this helps.