feet are plump which gives them the appearance of having
no arches. However, if your child looks a bit knock-kneed
and doesn't like to walk or run they might have a foot
tendency to ingrowing toenails can indicate that the big
toes are pulling up against the top of the shoes while
the child is walking.
toes should be checked even if they run in the family,
we can often straighten them using a silicone splint that's
east to take on and off.
children should have their feet checked, some children
will grow out of this way of walking but many do not.
often catch verrucae (plantar warts). Small verrucae can
be easily treated with an over-the-counter preparation
but any painful or obstinate verrucae should be professionally
is important to look after childrens' feet as a lot of
conditions are easily treated in childhood which are difficult
to treat as adults.
need to be treated very early so if you have a family
tendency to develop bunions you should have your childrens'
is important; small children won't notice if their shoes
are too small. Young children need to have their shoes
checked every six weeks by a qualified shoefitter.
should never be handed down from one child to another;
if the older child has a walking problem the younger one
might develop a foot problem.