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Problems concerning your feet are not limited to adulthood. In fact, there are many conditions that are typically found in children. Kohler’s disease refers to a condition where the bone of the arch of your foot (the tarsal navicular bone) is fragmented before it ultimately heals and hardens. This disease is most commonly found within children age 3-5 years.

Children with Kohler’s disease are primarily affected in only one foot. The exact cause of this disease has not yet been determined, however, it is thought to be related to a disruption of blood flow concerning your navicular bone, which eventually leads to bone decay. The disease is also associated with excessive stress to your tarsal navicular bone and its surrounding blood vessels before your child’s bones begin to harden. This usually takes place between the ages of 18-30 months.

Kohler’s disease is associated with a wide range of symptoms that are most often mild. This disease may cause pain and swelling in your child’s feet, as well as a slight limp. It may also alter your child’s gait making mobility an extremely difficult task.Treatment plans involve obtaining plenty of rest and refraining from bearing excessive weight upon your feet. This may require a decrease in physical exercise including limited walking and standing.

If your child is currently suffering from Kohler’s disease, contact our office at (724) 225-7410 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Phil Pinsker.

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