Growing pains and children’s limbs

Posted Posted in Bio-mechanics, childr

Growing pains?  Does your child complain of leg and foot pains?   Recurrent limb pain in childhood is a fairly common condition, with children typically experiencing aching pains in the late afternoon and early evening. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/growing-pains/symptoms-causes/syc-20354349 The under fives might complain of their legs feeling tired rather than painful and you might notice they are unusually clumsy or unstable.  There is a lot of confusing advice about, including old wives tales which put it down to the growth process and the term ‘growing pains. Forget Harry Potter’s agonising experience of re-growing bones, there is in fact little to no medical evidence that the growth process is painful.  Should you be worried?  […]

Flat feet in Children

Posted Posted in childr, Footcare

Does your child have flat feet? Parents often ask us if it is necessary to treat a child for flat feet. Obviously they are concerned for the welfare and well-being of their children, so there is nothing “silly” about such requests. Hopefully this advice can help set some minds to rest. Children are not “little adults” Their feet and legs are not miniature versions of an adult form, as the child undergoes various lower limb changes during its first few years. If you look at an x-ray of a child’s feet, you might be surprised to note that there is […]

Recurrent limb pain in childhood

Posted Posted in Bio-mechanics, childr

Worried parents? We are often approached by parents concerned about their children complaining of painful feet and lower limbs. If this is something that affects your child, then should you be worried? Children can express pain from a young age, although it can be tricky to identify the source of the pain in very young infants. When it is occurring regularly, or the pain is very intense, it may indicate that a foot assessment might be necessary. Recurrent limb pain in childhood Typically, children complain of aching in their lower extremities in the late afternoon and evening. Over the years […]