Tips to spot children’s foot problems | The Podiatrist and yourfeetnz

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Just part of growing up is the sign of a problem—managing children’s health and is complicated for parents, who often struggle to know which signs and symptoms are temporary and those that point to more serious concerns.

While many pediatric foot problems resolve themselves with growth and time, there are clear signs that tell parents when their children need medical help

Common pediatric foot problems can range from pediatric flat foot, toe walking, in-toeing, and flat or high arches to tarsal coalitions and extra bone growth. While these conditions and their treatments are different, they share some common signs that show parents there is a problem that needs addressing by The Podiatrist.

  • Pain, swelling and redness that does not subside
  • Development of thick calluses in one area of the foot
  • Problems with the way your child walks (gait)
  • Shins or thighbones that appear to turn inward
  • Ankles that are weak or easily give out

Checking a child’s foot health is just as important as any other examination.

We need to examine and assess to ensure these conditions do not affect a child’s overall growth and development.

There are a variety of treatment options for these conditions that parents can evaluate in partnership with The Podiatrist- such as shoe modifications, orthotic devices and physiotherapy.

The Podiatrist can advise parents on which treatment offers the best long-term prognosis for their children.

For all your foot problems, contact The Podiatrist.

http://www.thepodiatrist.co.nz

http://www.kidnsmotion.co.nz

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About Your feet and podiatry with Caron Orelowitz | Registered Podiatrist - Auckland

Caron Orelowitz was born in Johannesburg and emigrated to New Zealand in 1997. She studied Podiatry at The Witwatersrand Technikon and was in private practice in South Africa for a few years, before setting off to ‘the other side of the world’. Auckland Podiatry. Since 1998 she has been helping people of all ages who have problems with their feet, from the elderly, to sports people, and those who just want some TLC for the feet. At present she has 5 practices (with a satellite Diabetes Practice out West Auckland), owns a children’s shoe shop (Scooters in Remuera), and tries to fit in some exercise when time permits. Caron is an active member of Podiatry New Zealand (NZ), and holds the position of Treasurer for the Auckland Branch, as well as representing the Northern Region on the Executive Council. She is registered under HPCAA (Health Practitioner Competency Assurance Act), and is often seen attending (and organizing) Seminars and workshops. Caron has a special interest in Paediatrics and can often be seen on the floor showing children some exercises. ACC registered Discounts for Super Gold Card Holders, members of Grey Power and Green Prescription participants. www.thepodiatrist.co.nz www.yourfeet.co.nz

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