Children

Podiatry treatment for Children

 

Children

It is important that children be assessed as early as possible. It needs to be understood that not all conditions children have will be outgrown without some intervention.

Conditions may include

  • Intoeing or Pigeon toeing
  • Toe walking
  • Flat feet
  • Foot deformities
  • Acute injuries
  • Nail and skin abnormalities
  • Pronation
  • Congenital/inherited genetic conditions (Charcot-Marie-tooth, cerebral palsy, neurological conditions)
  • Sever's Disease (heel pain)
  • Achilles tendonitis (heel pain)

Treatment may include

  • Manipulation and exercises
  • corrective splints or casts
  • Custom made orthotics
  • Corrective footwear
  • Referral to an appropriate specialist

Do not fall into the common trap of being told "Its just growing pains" Children should not have pain. If you are concerned, a podiatrist's consultation fee is a small price to pay for peace of mind. If every child grew out of their flat feet then why do we have so many adults with flat feet.

 

About us

Our Newcastle Podiatrists have extensive knowledge and expertise in all areas of Podiatric treatment and are registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Our clinics are compliant with and exceed Australian Standards for sterilisation of all instruments used.