Common Foot Problems

Children and Adolescents

Foot conditions affecting children and adolescents

It is normal for children to be very flexible and have flat feet. However, if they develop painful symptoms or you notice any of the following, they may need podiatry treatment:

  • Painful flat feet
  • Pain in feet, ankles, knees, hips or back
  • Limited ankle motion
  • Abnormal lumps, bumps and swelling
  • Asymmetry (differences between the right and left foot and legs)
  • Toe walking or delays in walking
  • Abnormal foot shape and difficulty fitting shoes
  • Ingrowing nails
  • Plantar warts
  • Intoeing/Pigeon Feet
  • Kohler’s Disease
  • Growing Pains
  • Hypermobility

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