The child's foot is still growing and developing so it is especially important that the foot be allowed to grow and develop as normally and healthy as possible to prevent problems that may become painful when they are an adult. The wrong footwear has the potential to deform that growing foot. There are also a number of specific foot problems that can occur in the growing foot.

Severs Disease

Severs disease is a common painful condition that affects the growth plate at the back of the heel bone.

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Children's Shoes

The correct design, fitting and buying of children's shoes is important to protect the developing foot.

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Growing Pains

These are typically benign and self limiting, but do need to be checked for potentially serious problems.

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Toe Walking

Toe walking is reasonably common in children and warrants a thorough investigation.

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