About children’s podiatry

Our podiatrists are experienced in treating children of all ages. This includes babies and infants.

Throughout your child’s life developmental changes can cause their feet and gait cycle to change dramatically. Remember, pain in a child’s foot or ankle is never normal. There is no such thing as “growing pains”. Any pain that lasts more than a few days, or that is severe enough to limit the child’s ability to walk should be evaluated by a podiatrist.

You should see your podiatrist if your child:

  • complains of ongoing pain
  • favours one leg over another when walking
  • is in-toeing or out-toeing
  • has hypermobility (extreme flexibility)
  • has flat feet beyond the age of five years
  • suddenly changes the way they walk
  • isn’t walking at all by two years of age
  • has abnormally shaped toes
  • has ingrown toenails (that persist or are painful)
  • has bunions or other deformities.

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