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Get a pair of shoes the client is happy with then stitch the tongue to the upper down one side only, put some lipstck on the clients scare, bare foot of course, then put on and lace up the shoe.
This will leave some lipstick on the underside of the tongue, that lines up with the scare, use some 4mm PPT or similar either side of the lipstick mark full width of the tongue, now when laced up the scare area is free from contact, the tongue been stitched down only one side means it wont move around and the client can still get the shoe on.
The thickness of the PPT or even EVA will depend on how firm the shoe is laced up.
David's suggestion is probably what I would do if it were an adult and the turnover of shoes was going to be limited.
As it is a child, perhaps something along the lines of what Peter is suggesting might be better. Silipos (available through Langer UK) have some gel socks and other very useful adaptable things. This will help reduce the friction on the scar and should help the scar become less angry.
As far as footwear is concerned, It would depend on what size shoes the patient took. Orthopaedic trainers aren't great but the best of the bunch is Schein orthotic trainers. They are a little deeper than the average trainer and much stiffer.
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You might find that he has developed slight neuromas within the branches of the cutaneous nerve that supply the dorsum of the foot - the superficial peroneal.
In adults I have found great success in injecting superfically a solution of 10% dextrose (superficial prolotherapy) around the scar site. I have tried this with post foot surgical patients that get burning and pain. I am using a botox size needle (30G) with good toleration.
Let me know via email if you are keen to know more. (email@example.com). Glucose seems to repair connective tissue and reduce nerve inflammation which is what is happening here I would say.