Foot Stress Fractures in Children

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Foot stress fractures in children are different from stress fractures in adults. Untreated stress fractures in children can have severe long-term effects. Delayed healing can prolong recovery, while increased pain can significantly impact their quality of life. Ignoring stress fractures can also increase the risk of additional fractures and even lead to complete fractures, which may require surgical intervention. A paediatric podiatrist can help you navigate the painful condition for you and your child.

Out-toeing in Children

Guide for Parents to Manage Out-Toeing in Children aka ‘Duck Feet’

Out-toeing, also known as ‘duck feet’ where the feet point outwards, is common in children. While it can be a normal part of development, it can also indicate an underlying issue. Learn about the causes, symptoms and conservative management of out-toeing, including physical therapy and custom-made orthoses. Get expert advice from the paediatric podiatrist at The Foot Practice to ensure your child’s musculoskeletal development is on track.

Flat Feet (Pes Planus) in Children

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Flat feet in children can cause pain, discomfort, and long-term complications if left untreated. Identify signs of pain, such as leg and foot pain, and consult a paediatric podiatrist for effective management options like orthotic devices, supportive footwear, and physical therapy. Ensure proper foot development and alignment in your child for a healthy lifestyle.

Osgood-Schlatter Disease in Children

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Osgood-Schlatter Disease is a common condition affecting children and adolescents experiencing growth spurts during puberty. It is particularly prevalent among children active in sports that involve running, jumping and swift changes in direction, putting additional stress on the growth plate at the knee. Your child can move without pain with proper podiatric management from prescribed physical therapy exercises, orthoses and footwear modifications.

Sever’s Disease in Children

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If your child, especially one who loves sports, keeps complaining about heel pain, it may worry you and them. But you should know that this pain, which is often due to Sever’s Disease, doesn’t just mean taking lots of painkillers or missing out on sports. If your child, especially one who loves sports, keeps complaining about heel pain, it may worry you and them. But you should know that this pain, which is often due to Sever’s Disease, doesn’t just mean taking lots of painkillers or missing out on sports. Sever’s disease is a common cause of heel pain in growing children, but it can be managed with podiatric care.

Intoeing In Children

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Intoeing in children may cause concern for parents. This common and painless paediatric condition, known as ‘pigeon toes’ or pediatric intoeing, is common in babies, toddlers and children up to the age of 8 years. Most of the time, children simply outgrow the congenital condition that develops while in the womb. However, if pigeon toe continues beyond childhood or your child shows signs of difficulty or symptoms of pain when walking, then you should be rightfully concerned. Schedule a consultation with a trained paediatric podiatrist at The Foot Practice to determine the underlying cause.

Kids Sports Injuries

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Sports injuries can inhibit children from living an active lifestyle. The biomechanical properties of bones during early development can predispose children to injury as growth does not occur evenly in the body, with ligaments, tissues, and tendons taking a longer time to catch up. This causes bones and the surrounding areas to be at a greater risk of injury, especially for children who are playing sports where jumping, running, quick movements, flips, tumbling or microtrauma repeatedly wears on a growing body.

Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) Disease in Children

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Gait abnormalities and walking patterns are common in children and adolescents with CMT, or Charcot-Marie-Tooth, disease. CMT is a frightening prospect for parents, and it’s hard to detect and can have dangerous consequences if left undiscovered. Clinically treating the dysfunction with conservative podiatric therapies can address the foot deformity to slow functional deterioration.

Children’s Orthotics and Insoles

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Children’s orthotics and related therapy come in many forms, including customised insoles, prefabricated devices, or over-the-counter inserts. As a parent, knowing your options for orthotic treatment for children’s heel pain, flat feet, Sever’s disease, foot deformities, or acute sports injuries is critical to your child’s future foot health.

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