The hips, knees, leg bones and feet undergo a great deal of change from birth to adulthood, and this change occurs at different times for different children.
Most foot problems that occur in adults can occur in children. However, a very common comment with respect to childrens foot problems is that it is ‘just a growing pain’. It is true that some pains that effect children are the consequence of changes due to growth but they should still be treated. Growth related pains can remain for years if intervention is not forthcoming and this can have major implications for younger clients as chronic pain when active can lead to a child becoming discouraged and avoiding regular exercise because, basically, it hurts.
We diagnose and treat the following common podiatry complaints:
- Flat Feet
- Growing Pains
- Heel Pain
- Ingrown Toenails
- Plantar Warts