Children's Feet

Children’s feet are different to adults as they are not yet fully formed. Every child is different and their feet will develop and grow at different rates. During this growth period a number of issues can begin to develop. 

Toe Walking

Toe walking (tip toeing) can be caused due to mimicking, excessively tight calves, bony block in the ankle or some neurological conditions. An assessment is recommended to ascertain the cause

Heel Pain (Sever's Disease)

Sever's Disease, otherwise known as calcaneal apophysitis is an inflammation of the growth plate in the heel of growing children. The condition presents as pain in the heel and is caused by repetitive stress to the heel and is thus particularly common in active children.

Juvenile Bunions

Bunion deformities in children are known as Juvenile Bunions. The most common occurrences are with girls aged between 10 and 15. Surgery is not recommended. We can assess and recommend the best conservative treatments.

Tripping over

Tripping over can sometimes be a sign that your child's feet need to be assessed.  Tripping is common if there is instability in the feet and ankles. Often these children will avoid physical activity as well due to general discomfort.

Flat Feet

Flat feet are not always problematic, but if you are concerned with your child foot posture an assessment is definately worthwhile.

Intoeing (pidgeon toes)

Intoeing is when the feet turn inwards when walking. It is common in childhood and is usually outgrown. With intoeing, children might be prone to tripping, or look awkward when walking or running

Knee Pain

Knee pain can be  associated with foot position. A Podiatric assessment to check foot and knee alignment is always a good option when trying to work out the cause.

Ankle Pain

Ankle pain may be due to ligament weakness and foot position. A biomechanical assessment will assess ankle strength, range of motion and foot position.

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