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Kids Feet

Kids are always growing and changing - but that doesn’t mean they should be in pain. If you’re worried about your kids feet, their development or anything unusual you’ve noticed, you’ve come to the perfect place.

Great foot health can begin in infancy by keeping your baby's feet free from constriction. As kids grow and gain strength and stability, problems can arise that can affect their ability to continue to walk normally and continue the regular development of their bones, joints, muscles and soft tissues. As kids get even older and are constantly running and playing, legs and feet can become excessively sore and tired if the foot posture and alignment is irregular.

Thankfully, it is because kids feet are still growing and changing that they respond very well and quickly to treatment and rehabilitation to get them moving, running and playing at their best!

We are the kids foot experts. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.

To read more about going back to school for little feet, click here: Back to School for Little Feet

For tips on how to settle into new school shoes, read here: 4 Ways to Settle into New School Shoes!

 

In-Toeing

In-Toeing

In-toeing describes the position where the feet are turned inwards to face one another and is often coined as being ‘pigeon-toed’.
Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

This is often coined as being ‘double jointed’ or just very flexible, without putting in the months of stretching beforehand.
Kids Shoes & Pain

Kids Shoes & Pain

One of the things that I find on a regular basis is children presenting with calcaneal traction apophysitis - AKA Sever’s Disease - wearing ‘cheap sneakers’.

Kid’s Warning Signs

Kid’s Warning Signs

It feels like you’re watching your kids grow and change before your eyes every day. With many changes being a regular part of growth and development . . .

Knock Knees (Genu Valgum)

Knock Knees (Genu Valgum)

‘Knock knees’ describes the positioning of the knees where they turn in towards toward each other. This means that they’re prone to ‘knocking’ or brushing against each other during walking.
Metatarsus Adductus (Metatarsus Varus)

Metatarsus Adductus (Metatarsus Varus)

‘Metatarsus adductus’ describes the shape and structure of the foot that resembles the letter ‘‘C’ due to the front half of the foot (toes and midfoot) turning onto the back half of the foot. Simply with your heels pointing straight ahead your toes bend towards one another.
Out-Toeing

Out-Toeing

Out-toeing describes the outwardly turned position of the feet that is coined as ‘duck feet’.
Sever’s Disease (kids heel pain)

Sever’s Disease (kids heel pain)

Before you start to worry, rest assured. Sever’s disease is not an actual disease but a painful condition that will resolve. Clinically referred to as Calcaneal Apophysitis, Sever’s has often been referred to as ‘growing pains’, though this does not describe how and why the pain occurs.

‘W’ Sitting

‘W’ Sitting

If you look front on when your little one is sitting like this, their legs form a ‘W’. If you’re thinking ‘but my child does that all the time’, don’t be alarmed.

Two weeks with Calcaneal Spur and finally got to see Doc. He sent me to Kevin @ Eleven and with One Appointment, he had me walking without Crutches. Yes! It still hurt. Did the Stretching, Rolling my Foot on a Spikey ball and Iced it occasionally. Return visit, after he had his Holiday, and I' am walking fine. They do NOT want to see me again, unless it deteriorates. Which it has not :-)
- Ivan CooKe