Foot health in children is important. It is in the youngest years of development that we lay the foundations for adult foot function. Having healthy, happy feet in children is also critical in enhancing their physical activity.
Extensive children’s podiatry experience
The Podiatrists at Melbourne Foot Clinic are experienced in the treatment of children’s conditions. These include foot and leg aches, pain with sporting activity, gait (walking), disorders associated with growth, warts and problem toenails.
Management may include advice, soft tissue therapy, rehabilitation exercises, footwear suggestions and often simple reassurance that a child is functioning within the normal ranges for their age. Orthoses and shoe inserts are also an option that may be employed when necessary. We strive to keep our young patients active and pain free and will often follow their progress over a number of years.