If your child is experiencing pain in their lower limb (foot, ankle, legs or knees) or is getting tired or sore easily, this is abnormal and they should be seen by a healthcare professional.
Podiatrists are experts at assessing paediatric development and issues regarding the lower limb. Podiatrists will take into account the birth and developmental history of your child in order to assist in identifying ‘red flags’ or potential concerns. After taking into account the history and physical examination for the diagnosis, the podiatrist will explain the condition and implement an appropriate and bespoke management plan to ensure your child gets the best possible results. We strive to make the sessions as interactive and engaging for the whole family.
Podiatrists can diagnose and treat lower limb conditions that are commonly seen in children of all ages, including:
- Growing pains in the foot/ankle (calcaneal apophysitis/”Sever’s disease” or Iselin’s disease) or knee (Osgood-Schlatter’s disease)
- Flat feet
- In-toeing/“pigeon toes” or knock-knees
- Ingrown toenails
- Verruca or warts
- Fungal infection of the skin (tinea pedis/“athlete’s foot”) or nails (onychomycosis)
- Hip, lower back or knee pain coming from a limb length discrepancy (one leg longer than the other)
- Persistent toe walking
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