Foot Pain in Children

Children usually begin to walk some time between 10 to 18 months. Each child follows a developmental sequence from lying, rolling, sitting, crawling and standing through to walking, running, jumping skipping and hopping. Your child will develop through most stages in their own way but if you are concerned about the timing or progress of your child’s first steps, their gait or foot posture you should seek advice early.

Although pain in children’s legs and feet is common, it should not be considered normal. Persistent foot or leg pain in children or complaints of ‘tired’ legs should always be investigated.  For some foot health problems, early intervention is essential.

Feet First podiatrist Wes Huck has a special interest in children’s foot health and is happy to help with developmental assessments and advice.


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