Yes…Your Child May Need Our Help
Children’s feet are continually developing form birth to sixteen. Each individual child develops at different time frames to that of their peers and other family members. Therefore some children present with flat feet, in-toeing gait, heel pain, Severs Disease, Osgood Schlaters, Dyspraxia, hypermobility, ligamentous laxity. Some even develop toe- nail conditions, ingrowing toe nails, sweaty smelly feet.
With Posture Control We respond to concerns about a child’s walking style, sports injuries and postural control. We treat children with special needs, sports injuries, and more common ailments.
Children commonly present with many different types of foot conditions. We are experienced to treat nail and skin condions such as verruca and ingrown toe-nails. We also treat symptomatic flat feet, Osgood Slatter’s disease and Sever’s disease. We also provide treatment to children with Down Syndrome , Dyspraxia and young Athletes. We can prescribe orthotic devices to help improve motor function and to treat underlying foot injuries.
Symptoms to Look Out For
Flat Feet Problems Many children present with flat feet or walk with an in-toeing gait. Some children who present with Dyspraxia and Hypermobility Syndrome require assistance with their mobility. The Podiatrist can help diagnose this condition and advise on appropriate management, using exercises, orthotics and footwear.
Osgood Slatter’s Disease and Sever’s Disease Growing children who play a lot of sport can develop inflammation in their knees and heels. A podiatrist will carry out a biomechanical assessment.
Verruca A Verruca is a viral wart that is found on the feet caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Also known as Plantar warts, they are inwardly growing and can be painful “myrmercia” on the sole of the foot, they can also present in clusters and less painful mosaic warts. The virus is contagious and can be spread easily in areas where there may be water or skin contact. We follow evidence based treatments for effective outcomes.