Children Foot Care

PediatricYou teach your children how to eat a healthy diet, wash their hair, brush their teeth, and encourage play for exercise. Do you pay as much attention to your child’s developing feet which will carry the entire weight of their body through their lifetime? Neglecting a child’s foot health invites problems in other parts of their body, such as the ankles, knees, hips and back. In fact, many adult foot and ankle conditions prevalent throughout Hamilton, Flamborough, Burlington, Cayuga, Brantford, Dundas, Stoney Creek, Ancaster, Oakville, Simcoe, Jarvis, Grimsby, Woodstock, Cambridge, Paris, Port Dover, Caledonia and Milton start in childhood, and some are even present at birth. If your child experiences any of the following issues, then it would be a good idea to have the chiropodists / foot care specialists from Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre assess your child's feet and lower legs:

  • Foot or leg pain, soreness or cramping
  • Awkward gait (pigeon-toed) or frequent tripping
  • Excessive shoe wear & tear
  • No visible arch while on tiptoe
  • Under-turned or overlapping toes
  • Warts
  • Ankle pain
  • Ingrown toe nails
  • Athletes foot
  • Flat feet
  • In-toeing or out-toeing
  • Frequent tippy toe walking
  • Curved feet or legs
  • Knocked knees
  • Bow legs
  • Foot or ankle injuries / trauma
  • Fungal infections

Parents are often told that their child may grow out of such conditions, and although sometimes true, reassurance from our certified chiropodists / foot care specialists can go a long way in easing a parent’s concern, and minimizing the adverse side effects these conditions may cause later in life. Our individually tailored bio-mechanical examination and thorough gait scan of your child's feet may detect abnormal foot function which negatively impacts your child's feet and other areas of their body. Our effective testing methods may also detect an underlying defect or condition which may require a consultation with another specialist, or immediate treatment such as the design, manufacture and use of custom orthotics or orthopedic shoes. Our custom orthotics and orthopedic shoes for children are extremely well made, and used to help realign the foot, distribute body weight evenly, and maintain proper foot support. Our custom orthotics for children are made of plastic and must be refitted as your child grows older. Your child's growth and development should not be a painful process! Please contact Hamilton or Brantford's Active Foot Care Clinic and Orthotic Centre today to speak with our registered chiropodists / foot care specialists.

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