Our littlest patients are very important to us. We treat foot and leg pain, nail and skin conditions, foot structure and gait abnormalities in the growing child. We prescribe orthotics where needed, assess sport and activity suitability and tailor our advice to suit the individual. Darwin Podiatry has a child friendly environment that caters for all age groups. All of our staff have up to date Working with Children Cards and National Police clearances.
If you notice any of the following, you need to bring your little angel in for an appointment:
- Flat Feet
- In-toeing and out-toeing (pigeon toe and duck feet)
- Toe Walking
- Foot and Ankle pain
- Growth Pains
- Knock Knees (Genu Valgum)
- Bow Legs (Genu Varum)
We place a high value on our youngest patients. We address growing children’s foot and ankle pain, nail and skin diseases, foot anatomy, and gait anomalies. Where necessary, we prescribe orthotics, assess sport and activity suitability, and personalize our recommendations to the individual. Darwin Podiatry is a family-friendly practice that welcomes patients of all ages. Working with Children’s Cards and National Police Clearances are held by all of our employees.
Foot pain isn’t just a problem for the elderly. In fact, foot pain in youngsters is relatively frequent. It might be connected to a more active lifestyle, heredity, or injuries. While pinpointing the exact source of your child’s foot pain may be challenging, be aware that it could be indicative of a severe problem. If your child is experiencing foot discomfort, you should consult their doctor right away because several therapy options are available.
Pain in the Bunion:
Bunions are more typically associated with adults, although they can also affect children. If your youngster uses the arch of their foot frequently, a lump at the base of their toe may develop and extend out the other side of their foot. Bunion pain can develop in youngsters due to the shoes they wear or defects they are born with.
Pain in the Flat Feet:
Flatfoot pain in Children is a disorder that affects many children under the age of five. When a child stands, the arch disappears, but when the youngster sits, the arch reappears. Most of the time, children do not suffer any of the symptoms associated with Flexible Flatfoot. The condition resolves on its own by the time they reach the age of five. However, some toddlers endure pain in their feet or legs when walking or executing particular actions.
Because children’s bones and joints are still quite flexible, flat feet are prevalent. By the age of six, most youngsters have outgrown the ailment. Even individuals who do not outgrow the disease (about 15% of the population) rarely need therapy.
Consult your child’s doctor if you suspect they have flat feet. Without the counsel of a pediatric podiatrist, do not attempt to treat the issue.
Symptoms of Flat Feet in Children
Most of the time, a child with flat feet has no symptoms other than the foot’s appearance. The condition is deemed asymptomatic in this scenario. The sight of flat feet is familiar to most individuals. The foot, in particular, appears flat on the ground, with little or no arch apparent. You can probably see the outer toes but not the big toe if you stand behind the youngster.