Kid's Feet and Leg Pain

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It's not normal for your kids to be experiencing pain in their lower limbs, and it's not nice for a parent to witness either. 

We're able to diagnose and provide effective solutions for a number of kids foot and leg complaints, including:

A child's foot is not just a miniature version of our adult feet. Instead, children's feet change shape and function as they grow and develop, until they reach maturity in their late teens. During these years, it's important to effectively treat any conditions or structural problems, which if left untreated, may cause them pain or issues later in life. Talk with one of our Brisbane podiatry experts, or read through the common causes below. 

Common Causes of Kid's Feet & Leg Pain

Sever's Disease

Sever's disease (calcaneal apophysitis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain in children and young adolescents, occurring from inflammation of the growth plate in the heel.

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter Disease is a common knee pain felt in growing adolescents, especially those who are active and play a lot of sport. It's inflammation of the area just below the knee where the patellar tendon from the kneecap attaches to the shin-bone.

Plantar Warts

Warts are a growth on the skin that is caused by a viral infection. They are very contagious, so you will usually pick them up in communal areas (such as swimming pools).  A wart that you find on the sole of your foot is officially called a plantar wart.

Ingrown Toenails

Ingrown toenails occur when the nail begins to pierce the skin causing inflammation and pain at the area. This may occur when you cut your toenails too short, particularly on the sides of your big toes.

Shin Splints

If your child is experiencing pain in your lower legs, and specifically along their shins, then they may have shin splints.

Athlete's Foot

Athlete's Foot is a contagious fungal infection that affects the skin on your feet. This fungus causes the skin to become itchy, red and often flaky, particularly between the toes or on the soles of your feet.

Flat Feet In Children

Noticing flat feet is a common concern for parents who are worried about their child developing foot pain and problems.

Iselin's Disease

Iselin’s disease is a type of growing pain that affects the feet in children.

Metatarsus Adductus

Metatarsus adductus is a congenital condition that is present at birth where the ends of one or both feet curve inwards like a ‘C’ shape.

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

Having joint hypermobility means that your joints are able to move beyond a ‘normal’ range of motion, and are very flexible.

Video Gait Analysis

While walking or running feels like an effortless task for you, the feet and legs work in incredibly complex ways to not only produce movement, but enable you to keep walking painlessly step after step, and day after day.

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