Children's Feet

 

 Including Developmental Problems

– In-Toeing                           - Out-Toeing

- Tiptoe Walking                   - Heel Pain

- Curly Toes                           - Bowed Legs

- Club Foot                             - Stiff Feet

- Knock Knees                        - Gowing Pains

 

imageTips for Parents

Children usually begin to walk between the ages of 8 months and 2 years. Allowing non-walker to go barefoot or just in socks will help to allow the foot to grow and develop normally.

Flat Feet

As a toddler their feet will be quite flat as their muscles and ligaments have not developed sufficiently to hold their feet up yet.  If your child has not walked by the age of two years, walks awkwardly (or on tip toes), trips frequently for no reason, complains of sore or tired feet or legs, or there is a sudden change in the way your child walks, a visit to a podiatrist is recommended. If the flat feet continues it is reccomended to seek a professional opinion. The ankles may be rolling in causing a bulge on the inside of their foot. It can place excessive strain on the joints, ligaments and muscles of the feet and ankles.

Intoeing / Pidgeon Toe

Also watching the orientation or way the childs foot is pointing is important to ensure all joints are in alignment and working correctly.

Intoeing or pidgeon toe should be grown out of by the age of 3 to 5 years, if it continues or is bad enough to cause excessive tripping or pain seek a podiatrists opinion.

 Children's Heel Pain

Heel Pain can be common in children aged 8 to 16 years, when they are in their main growth stage. Severs Diease is a condition affecting the growth plate at the back of the heel bone and should be attended to in order to allow the child to have more comfort when running and playing sports.

Kids Shoes

Footwear for growing feet should be chosen wisely, please see our page on children's shoes for more information.

 

Your child's foot pain can be mangaged to allow them to lead a more active life! Come and see us at Quest Podiatry, for a happier child (and parent)

 

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Ph:  9432 0055

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Greensborough, 3088  info@questpodiatry.com.au

 

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