Children’s Podiatry

Children's Podiatry

Children’s feet and legs are always growing and changing - so it’s hard to know what’s normal and what may be a problem. That’s where we come in.

Being able to stay active and pain-free on their feet means that kids can explore, adventure, play and learn without being held back. As parents ourselves, we know how important this is – and how confusing it can be to know whether what you’re seeing is just a normal phase, or a sign of an underlying problem that may get worse.

We work extensively with children to help treat a range of foot and leg problems, including:

  • In-toeing and out-toeing
  • Growing pains (in the heels, knees and feet)
  • Flat feet or other alignment problems
  • Leg + knee pain
  • Foot + ankle pain
  • Toe-walking + other unusual walking patterns
  • Balance and coordination
  • Curly toes
  • Junior bunions
  • Warts
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Corns and calluses
  • Developmental problems (not meeting expected milestones)

Care tailored for little feet.

We understand that kids feet are very different to adults, and that kids tolerate treatments differently to adults, so we create personalised plans just for them, incorporating playful activities that they already enjoy to help optimise their outcomes.

Are flat feet a problem?

We often see kids whose parents are worried about their “pancake flat” feet. While up to the age of four, kids have more protective fat padding around their feet and arch that can make them look flat, from the age of four upwards, we expect to see an arch start to form.

If the arch doesn’t develop, that does not mean that your child is guaranteed to develop pain in later life. It does, however, make them more vulnerable to certain problems and pains. This is where we believe that knowledge is power, and will talk you through what to look out for, the warning signs, and the small things you can do to help add support and stability to your child’s feet as they grow.

As children’s feet can change so much in the course of one year, we recommend bringing them in for an annual check if you have any concerns.

Time to bring the kids in for their foot health check?

Book your appointment online or contact us today.