Podopaediatrics (Children's Feet)

Conditions we treat 

Children are not just small adults. Below are the most common conditions that we see children for. It is important that problems are differentiated from growing pains, that pain is well diagnosed and treatment is based on the best available evidence. 

 

Ingrown Toenails

When the nail penetrates the skin resulting in pain and

often associated infection. This can be managed conservatively

or surgically.

Verrucae

Verrucae are small lumps of viral tissue found on the feet and

hands caused by different strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).

They are often pain free, raised and roughened circles of skin

with small black dots (capillaries) in the centre. There can be

one or multiple areas infected. With or without treatment they

usually resolve within two years but many strains of verrucae

can last considerably longer and continue to spread and

become painful.

Footwear Advice

Fitting shoes to children or young adults of any age can be daunting and it is so important to get it right. Advice is readily available so please let us help. 

Flat feet

A common concern to many parents which may be resolved in a single appointment.

Sever's Disease

Sever's disease, not a disease at all, but inflammation and irritation of the growth plate of the calcaneus (heel bone) as is fuses together. Advice is available to manage the symptoms and discuss whether a simple insole will help.

Hypermobility

Hypermobility refers to an increased range of movement in multiple joints. Common in children and management can reduce aches and pains associated with this. 

Tiny Feet
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