Growing Feet

From toddlers to teens and everything in between!

No matter what their age, childrens feet grow fast and so can your child’s foot problems.

Children can begin walking as young 10 months and as late as 18 months – normal has a wide range! However in-toeing, out-toeing or tip toe walking should be monitored and if these gait patterns persist a foot posture and function review is advised.

In the two year of your child’s life, their tiny feet will grow to almost half their adult size and set many of the foundations of their stability and mobility for life.

Proven research has taught us that your childs strength and co-ordination is best determined but the ages of 5 to 7 years of age and this when issues can be corrected. By age 12, your child’s feet will have grown almost to their adult size. It’s important to get your child’s feet, posture and function reassessed – as it is an important step in preventing future injuries and long term problems.

As parents we all know how clumsy kids can be, tripping over every now and then, but if you’re noticing your child or grandchild is falling over more than usual, make sure you have them assessed sooner rather than later.

Healthy feet means healthy kids…

If your child or grandchild suffers from:

  • foot or ankle pain
  • fatigue or lack of energy to run
  • flat feet or high arches
  • sore hips or knees
  • Lower back pain
  • heel or arch pain
  • ‘pigeon’ or duck feet intoe or outtoes
  • rashes, tinea, warts or other lumps and bumps
  • there is a family history of foot or lower limb problems
  • your child is constantly tripping or falling over

Contact Stephanie or Lukasz, our paediatric specialising podiatrists to schedule a check up and to make sure your child has healthy feet to keep them moving!

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Find out how Lane Cove Podiatry can help with your foot and ankle issues.