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