A developing human foot is significantly different to an adult’s foot. Through their growing years, children’s feet are much more soft and pliable, making them more prone to damage from external stress and force. Therefore appropriate footwear and fit is vital to allow for normal development.
If your family has a history of foot issues, would like advice on footwear selection or you have any concerns with the way your child’s feet/walking is developing, see our Podiatrist. Although many children grow out of these problems, there may be some children who require an intervention to prevent complications later on in life.
Common children’s foot issues include:
Severs disease (heel pain)
Osgood-Schlatter disease (knee pain)
Children’s sporting injuries