The Foot Group - Children's Podiatry
Servicing areaBrookvale, New South Wales
Were you aware that the bones in a child’s foot are not fully formed until they reach their late teens?
Between the ages of 5 and 12 children average an annual foot growth rate of 9mm. By the time they have reached the age of 8 years, the average child will have walked 11,500km - almost the same distance as the journey from Sydney to Perth 3 times!
If your child does any of the following, we can help:
- Complain of leg pain after playing sport?
- Wake up in the night with pains in his or her legs?
- Walk with a bouncy gait?
- Have flat feet?
- Have ingrown toe nails?
- Experience shin or heel pain?
- Toe walk?
- Walk in-toe or out-toe?
- Have tight calf muscles?
We are also able to give advice on appropriate footwear, which is essential for growing, active feet.
Ingrown toenails are very painful and may cause infection
Ingrown toenails are caused by the nail growing into the skin, usually at the sides of the nail. This causes irritation, frequently creating pain, redness, swelling and warmth in the toe.
Home treatment of ingrown toenails is strongly discouraged if you suspect an infection is present, or if your child has a medical condition that puts their feet at high risk such as diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, or poor circulation.
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