Not so long, I interviewed Shay McClurg, a Queensland based podiatrist who runs 4 podiatry clinics. She talked about some of the most common reasons for parents to bring their child in to see a podiatrist. Here’s the video:
In the video, Shay points out that for:
1. Infants – often they are brought in because of a family history of foot problems, or they have been diagnosed with a hip or knee problem
2. Toddlers – they are often brought in because of a “funny walk” or a ‘’funny looking foot”
3. Young children – they trip over a lot, wear their shoes in a funny way, or won’t walk because they have pain
4. Teenagers – over-use or sporting injuries, muscle pain, knee pain, foot pain, infected toenails (especially in teen-age boys!!)
Shay also then went on to talk about two more rare/extreme cases where she saw children who had become socially withdrawn due to a foot problem leading to not being able to participate in sport, and another case of a child who had potentially life-threatening bone cancer.
Amanda – Founder My Health Career