Paediatric Foot and Posture Problems
When babies are born the bones in their feet have not completely formed and are more like cartilage. This cartilage slowly ossifies (turns to bone) even up to the ages of 11-12 this process is still going on.
After about 8 months to a year the feet are strong enough to attempt weight-bearing and walking. The bones are not fully formed yet so it is always best to be vigilant to ensure your child is walking comfortably. As your child grows, keep an eye out for anything that looks unusual, if you see something worrying or you think your child is walking in pain or discomfort then come and see us at THE FOOT STOP for a full walking assessment. Abnormalities spotted early could reduce the risk of more serious foot issues later on in life.
TIP TOE WALKING
If you are concerned about the way your child walks or would just like some reassurance book in for a 15 minute Kids Foot Check Appointment for £25