Did you know that at 6 months a child’s feet are mostly cartilage and that it takes until they are 18 years of age for all of the bones to form?
Children’s feet grow to almost half their adult size during their first year and approximately 90 percent of their adult size by age 12. Taking time to get your children’s feet checked out by a Podiatrist during this period of development will benefit them for years to come.
Looking after a child’s foot will improve their lifelong health and mobility. Many foot conditions and injuries originate in early childhood development. Children generally begin walking from 8 to 18 months, so a consultation early on can have a significant impact on their future health, like immunisations and doctors check ups.
Children’s feet are very different to adults and that’s why we are experienced in managing children, providing Podiatric care specific to your child’s needs. We understand the warning signs and future implications of foot conditions, enabling us to prevent any problems in the future.
Common conditions we treat:
- Flat Feet
- Knock Knees
- Ingrown toe nails
- Heel Pain
- Sever’s Disease (Heel Pain)
- Osgood Schlatter’s Disease (Knee Pain)
- Plantar Warts
- In-toeing/Out-toe walking
At Walk This Way Podiatry we care about the health and development of children. We provide friendly and professional service. Contact us for more information about our services and to make an appointment for your child.