Time to check your kids feet
Have you felt there was something wrong with your child’s feet or legs, but you have been told they would grow out of it? This is true for most children, but it is not always the case and the best judge of this will be you. If you feel as though you child’s pain complaints or walking is different to other children their age, then it really is worth getting a podiatrist to check that everything is ok.
Some of the aches and pains you may be suffering from, could have developed from your childhood, and with early screening and intervention they might have been avoided. This is helpful to keep in mind with your own children. With a simple podiatry check up, you could be saving your children some aches and pains in the future.
Some of the signs to look for in your child’s development are tripping over and awkward running. Some young children will fatigue easily, complain of aches in their legs at night and end up in a tangled mess of sheets and blankets in the morning. These are all signs of underlying issues that can be treated easily and therefore prevent problems arising in the future.
Your children’s feet can be assessed and treated from a very early age…even from a few weeks old! Kids feet grow quickly, and need to be monitored to ensure adequate direction is in place as they develop. Jaclyn Christie Podiatrists have a unique understanding of children’s postural development and deliver long term strategies that work in easily with the busy lives of kids today.