Like adults, children also experience foot, ankle and leg concerns. Children generally respond fast to treatment, so getting an examination early is beneficial.
Treatment can be as simple as footwear changes, inserts or specific exercises to help reduce symptoms or dysfunction. Having pain as a child can reduce their ability to participate in daily activities and sport which can impact them both mentally and physically.
We see children for a wide range of conditions and concerns.
Why your child might see a podiatrist:
- Balance and Motor Skill Concerns
- Foot Appearance (flat foot)
- In-toeing (pigeon-toed), or Out Toeing Gait
- Tip-Toe Walking
- Ingrown Nails
- Verruca (Wart) Treatment
- Sporting Injuries
- Growing Pains
- Footwear Advice or Uneven Wear on Footwear
Ideally, a child should have their feet, gait and posture assessed at 12 months, 18 months, 3 years, 7 years and 12 years.