TIME TO TAKE YOUR CHILD TO THE PODIATRIST?
When you are a parent, you are always on the lookout for a sign that something may be wrong with your child. It is easy to notice when your child has a cold, but it is not always easy to notice when he has a problem with their feet. It is recommended that every child sees a podiatrist at least once during their childhood. However, there are other signs that your child may be exhibiting that could indicate that it is time to take your child to the podiatrist.
Your Child Doesn't Want to Run and Jump
Almost all young children enjoy running around the playground or kicking a ball. If your physically active child all of the sudden spends more time on the sidelines or seems reluctant to jump into the game, it may be a sign that these activities hurt their feet.
Your Child Constantly Complains of Foot Aches
There are several reasons why your child's feet may hurt. One of the most common reasons could be related to their footwear. The shoes could be too tight, too small, or even too big. Other reasons could be that they have flat feet, weak arches or ankles, or other problems relating to their feet.
Constant leg aches and pains are another reason to head to your Livonia podiatrist. A kid may be able to express how their legs feel instead of their feet. They may say that their legs are tired, but they have not done enough physical activity to justify the complaint. Tired and sore legs may be a result of having flat feet, or the feet may not be aligned properly, or other issues that need to be evaluated.
Problems with Walking or Standing
Have you noticed when your child walks, that his legs appear to be bowed legged, or that he seems to be constantly shifting his weight from one foot or another, or that his feet are pointed too far inward or outward? These are all signs that it is time to see a podiatrist.
Most of these issues can be resolved with the proper treatment and time. After your child's condition is assessed and treated, you are going to need to have proper running shoes in order to keep up. Contact the Foot Health Team of Dr. Peter F. Gregory, D.P.M. at 734-522-7676 to schedule a convenient appointment.`