Is foot or leg pain getting in the way of your child’s activities? Children can suffer growing pain that commonly affects the foot and knee, so why not have your child screened during the school holidays by Specialist Foot Surgeon and Podiatrist Dr Burke Hugo? Are you wondering what is the best type of school shoe or runner for your child? Just because you have an expensive shoe, doesn’t mean it suits you. Poor quality and / or badly fitting footwear can cause postural problems and be a driver of foot, leg and back pain. Shoes must be matched to your foot type and planned activity.

Common problems affecting children’s lower limb:

  • Sever’s Syndrome
  • Osgood Schlatter Syndrome
  • Sinding-larson-johansen Syndrome
  • Friebergs Disease
  • Iselin disease
  • Pes planus
  • Verrucae (warts)
  • Leg length differences
  • In-toeing
  • Out-toeing
  • Toe walking
  • Ill fitting shoes!

Remember, pain is your bodies way of alerting you that something is wrong.