Childrens foot problems

When children first start walking is normal for them to walk with their feet wide apart and appear to waddle. It is also a normal part of bony development in children at different stages for them to appear bow-legged or knock-kneed, or walk with their toes turned in or out. Children usually develop an adult-like structure and will have grown out of these stages around the age of 9.

Children foot conditions we commonly treat:

  • Toe walking
  • Flat feet
  • In toeing
  • Out toeing
  • Heel pain
  • Verruca
  • Ingrowing nails
  • Sweaty feet

What could podiatry for children foot problems involve?

For children the treatments can be a little bit different from than those in adults. Up until the age of 16 years children are still experiencing changes to the bone structure, and alignments in their feet and ankles. Some treatments available in children foot problems could be:

  • Orthoses
  • Exercises
  • Stretching programme
  • Massage
  • Footwear
  • Advice
  • Debridement (reduction of hard skin)
  • Nail cutting and advice

If you have a problem with your foot or lower limb, and you are unsure whether or not podiatry can help you, then why not contact us.

If you have any questions or would like to book an appointment then please email us at or call us on 01625 326 222.

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