Ankles, Legs, Hips and Knees
Pain in any area of a child’s body – foot, ankle, legs, knees or hips isn’t normal and should be assessed. Foot alignment and mechanics have an influence on how well the rest of the leg and the main joints, the ankles, knees and hips are aligned and function. The feet really are the foundation of the body and need to be well aligned and functioning in a stable way. One sided pain may indicate a leg length discrepancy or relate back to a previous injury. Children have active lives and are often playing all sorts of different sports or involved in dance or gymnastics. Sometimes poor footwear is a contributing factor also. Podiatrists at Blueprint Podiatry are experienced in assessing children’s feet and their whole body posture and importantly providing advice and treatment options that look at all of these factors.