Children’s feet are very different to adult feet.
When a child is born not all the bones in the foot have fully developed resulting in the foot being very flexible. This changes as your child gets older and as a result walking and the alignment of the foot and leg will often look different to a normal adult at different stages of development.
Some differences in walking are normal are some are not. A lot of these differences will correct themselves as your child gets older but some can persist into adult hood. It is important to have children’s foot and leg assessed if you have any concerns to prevent complications later in life.
Common Problems With Childrens feet and legs
Pigeon toed walking or in-toed gait is common in younger children.
Intoeing (Pigeon Toes)click for more information
Heel Pain or Severs Disease commonly occurs in children between the ages of 8 to 14.
Heel Pain (Severs Disease)click for more information
Curly Toesclick for more information
Arch pain in children can have a number of different causes