Children’s feet are very different to adult feet and need to be treated this way. When a child is born their foot is predominantly cartilaginous being very flexible and supple. This can predispose them to abnormal stress on bones and tissues that easily lead to deformity. If your family has a history of foot issues or you have any concerns it is important to have your child’s feet, lower leg and gait assessed by a podiatrist. Often it is simply a case of monitoring the concern and implementing an intervention strategy when it becomes problematic. However, some foot and leg problems if treated early can prevent complications later in life.
If you have any concerns with your child’s development and function, podiatry Illawarra will provide a thorough assessment and lower limb examination to detect the underlying cause that may require intervention and treatment.