Orthopaedic foot problems in children are common, the cause varies and can be due to a huge list of reasons. Some of the underlying cause of foot problems in children are, neurological, infections, muscular, nutritional, or developmental/acquired congenital defects.
Problems can be in relation to skeletal maturity and tend to be fairly specific to the age of the child. Most of the time foot pain in children is temporary, lasting only a few days, and may strike due to numerous underlying conditions.
There is no single cause of foot pain in children, many conditions can present as pain in the foot.
The site of pain in your child’s foot and their age gives a good indication to the cause, for example:
The signs and symptoms of foot pain in children may include:
If your child has foot pain that has lasted more than a week then podiatry may be able to help you. Podiatry can benefit a child with foot pain by:
A visit to our clinic begins with a thorough history taking. The history is very important as it will provide vital clues that will aid the podiatrist in their diagnosis. Once a history has been obtained our podiatrist will assess your child's foot, and if necessary have a look at your child walking (gait analysis). Once a diagnosis for your child's foot pain has been established, treatment options will be discussed.
The clinical history should include a thorough description of the pain characteristics ( location, onset, duration, change with activity or rest, aggravating and alleviating factors,any locking, clicking , morning stiffness, swelling, weakness, limping)
Treatment for foot pain in children depends very much on the cause. Possible treatment options for your child's foot pain may include:
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Liverpool Podiatry offers a range of podiatry services that are suitable for all individuals. This means that whether young or old, amateur or elite athlete - Liverpool Podiatry can help you!
Liverpool Podiatry is a leading provider of quality podiatric assessment and treatment services in Liverpool and Merseyside.
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