Childrens Feet

The Foot Centre servicing Wangaratta, Myrtleford and Benalla

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A child’s pattern of walking differs to that of the adult population. From our first step through to fluid walking and running our bodies, especially our legs and feet are continually developing.

When a young child begins to walk their parents may notice flat feet and a bandied leg appearance, as the child develops into a toddler changes such as the development of knocked knees may become evident. These appearances can be normal in childhood development however if these signs are prolonged, asymmetrical, become symptomatic and cause pain or progressively get worse that is of concern. .

It is recommended that if you are worried about how your child is walking or they are experiencing pain that they be seen by a podiatrist to ensure that no future, long term problems arise. Below is a list of common childhood foot and leg conditions;

  • Flat feet
  • Pigeon toes/knocked knees
  • Growing pains
  • Infection – skin and nails
  • Sever’s disease
  • Osgood-Schlatters disease
  • Metatarsus adductus
  • Warts