PODIATRY TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN

PODIATRY TREATMENT FOR CHILDREN

The human foot is an intricately designed masterpiece, which consists of 26 bones, 33 joints, over 100 ligaments, and a network of tendons, nerves and blood vessels. All these structures function together to enable us to walk and run.

Children’s feet are constantly changing and growing throughout normal developmental phases. It is essential children’s feet are well cared for to ensure they are healthy and strong to last us a lifetime.

The team at Central Podiatry understands how important it is to have feet functioning in optimal condition. Abnormalities in foot posture, knee position, walking or running gait, balance, or the presence of pain should be addressed at an early age to prevent the problem worsening and causing damage. Appropriate and individualized therapies can be implemented to treat or improve existing conditions.  Therapies may include specific strengthening or stretching exercises, supportive footwear and orthoses, strapping or gait retraining.

Some common foot disorders and complaints experienced during childhood are listed below and are assessed and treated at Central Podiatry:

  • Flat Feet (& rolled in heels/ankles)
  • Heel Pain (including Sever’s Disease)
  • Arch Pain
  • Knee Pain (including Osgood Schlatter’s Disease)
  • Knock Knees & Bowed Legs
  • In-Toeing (Pigeon Toed) & Out-Toeing
  • Abnormal Walking (including Tippy-Toe Walking)
  • Ingrown Toe-nails

Call the clinic on 0249 705 447 to make an appointment for a biomechanical assessment or for further information.