Children’s Podiatry in Perth

We want your children to be happy and healthy…just like you! So, let’s keep them healthy from the ground up, shall we? 

We have a dedicated children’s room for your little ones to come visit and play. In our experience, when children are busy playing and exploring, it becomes easier for our podiatrists to distinguish potential problems from normal development in little feet, ankles and knees.

We believe the best way to keep young feet healthy, comfortable and pain free for life is preventing problems early. That’s why we offer advice and reassurance for parents and gentle, pain free treatments for your children. 

We work with tiny toes from 6 weeks old right up to to size 14 teenage sporting injuries, plantar warts and painful ingrown nails.

Children’s Development and Foot Problems

Sometimes, childhood foot problems may not be painful. It is important to be aware of what to look for and have your little one’s feet checked if you are worried. Some common concerns you may notice include: 

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  • Reluctance to participate in organised sport and physical activity.
  • Complaints about ‘tired’ legs.
  • Low or flattened arches.
  • Feet turning inwards or out.
  • Heels leaning towards each other.
  • Unusual ‘bouncy’ gait.
  • Toe walking.
  • Differences between feet, such as one foot turning out or being flatter than the other.
  • Different wear on shoes, especially on the inside of the sole.
  • Consistent pain in any area of the feet should always be investigated

What to Look for and When to Seek Help

AgeWhat's NormalWhat Needs Attention
Birth to 18 months Straight feet
Arches may not be obvious.
Deformities such as club foot (usually detected early)
18 months to 4 years
First steps taken

Bow legs with slight out toeing gait.
Not walking

Knock knees

Flat feet

Tip toe walking
4 to 8 years
Heel to toe gait

Knock knees

Running

Skipping

Hopping

Balancing
Flat feet

Tired legs

Heel pain

Shin pain

Bouncy walk (needs urgent attention)

Ingrown nails

Plantar warts

Growing pains
8 to 18 years Straight feet with slight out toeing

Straight legs

Playing sport

No pain

Developing strength

Increasing stamina
Shin pain

Knee pain

Heel pain

Bunions (needs urgent attention)

Ingrown nails

Growing pains

Your children depend on having healthy, pain free feet to get them where they’re going in life. It is worth having your child’s feet checked to ensure small foot problems don’t develop into big foot problems. A change of footwear or some simple stretches will help resolve many common problems. Remember, feet are for life! 

Booking an Appointment

Please call 08-9319-3030 or email: [email protected]. Alternatively, you can book an appointment online using the form below.

 

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