Does your child regularly complain about pain in their feet or legs?
Has your child got signs or symptoms of foot problems such as ingrown toenails, bunions or flat feet? Are you concerned about your baby or toddler missing key developmental milestones when it comes to movement and walking?
The sooner you address issues with your children’s feet, the more likely you are to achieve a positive outcome.
That’s why, here at The Foot Hub, our paediatric podiatrists in Sydney will take the time to learn as much as they can about your child before they reach a diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. We offer children’s podiatry consultations for children from the age of 12 months to 18 years.
We believe that many symptomatic foot problems suffered by adults actually start during childhood but remain undetected. Babies undergo regular checks for things like hearing and eyesight, but very rarely are they checked for foot-related issues. Our children’s podiatrists recommend that children should be screened for foot problems at regular intervals – we suggest at 12 months, 18 months, 3 years, 7 years and 12 years.
We know that as a parent, it can be worrying when you have concerns about your child’s health. That’s why we will spend time with you and your child prior to reaching any diagnosis or recommending any particular course of treatment. But we’ll also be completely honest with you – if we don’t have any concerns about your child’s foot health, we’ll tell you. We won’t try to sell you orthotics that your child doesn’t need. If your child does need some form of help, and you’re on a tight budget, we’ll make sure we recommend cost-effective treatment options where possible.
The paediatric podiatrists at our Sydney foot clinic are friendly and will make sure both you and your child are at complete ease when you visit us. Our initial assessment is thorough and holistic – we don’t just look at the issue at hand, but the bigger medical picture.
Some of the children’s podiatry services we offer include treatment for:
We can also prescribe orthotics, make footwear recommendations and recommend specific exercises as part of a treatment plan. Our podiatrists work alongside a compounding chemist so we can recommend treatment for dermatological conditions like plantar warts, eczema or psoriasis.
If you would like to discuss any concerns about your child’s feet from an experienced, friendly podiatrist, book an appointment with our children’s podiatrist in Sydney today.