Is your child experiencing foot, ankle, knee or lower back pain?
Does your child ever get home from playing sport and report foot, ankle, knee or lower back pain? This could be related to the child's foot posture. Children's feet are constantly developing over the course of childhood. In fact not all of the bones are completely ossified until the age of 16 years! For this reason children can experience painful growth plates in their younger years.
We understand that children's feet provide a platform of support whilst they grow and develop, but issues can occur because this development happens at a very rapid rate. Lower limb or foot pain is not normally a part of a child's development and should be assessed by a Podiatrist.
Our Podiatrists can help by assessing, diagnosing, treating and advising on a number of conditions such as:
- Sever's disease (heel pain)
- In toeing (pigeon toeing)
- Out toeing
- Metatarsus adductus
- Ingrown toe nails
- Ankle sprains
- Foot fractures
- Knee pain
- Frequent tripping
- Juvenile bunions
When to see a Podiatrist:
If your child is experiencing any lower limb pain during gait it is important to see a Podiatrist to have this assessed. At The Foot Clinic Point Cook our Podiatrists are trained in dealing with Paediatric Podiatry concerns and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Ashley Wevling, Nathan Pring, Christopher Wevling