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10 Tips for Children’s feet | Prevent foot pain | Earlsfield | Wimbledon

10 Tips for children’s feet to prevent foot pain.

Brunilda is our resident foot specialist in Earlsfield and Wimbledon.  She’s a mum  first then Podiatrist second ! In 2015 she gave birth to her identical twin boys who absorb most of her time and energy.  Together they enjoy family trips and activities, cooking and keeping active.  Its safe to say, she knows how to manage children’s feet! 

Here are Brunilda’s 10 Tips for children’s feet in preventing foot pain. 

  1. From the moment your child starts to walk, their feet must be measured for length and width.
  2. Buy correct sized socks.
  3. Clarks is a great shoe shop for children’s shoes, but not all the range is suitable! Once your child has had their feet measured, buy lace up shoes or shoes with a buckle and ensure they have a slight heel and a supportive heel counter for maximum foot support.
  4. Sweaty feet are normal, make sure you wash your child’s feet daily.
  5. Alternate shoes every day.  It takes 48 hours for sweat to dry from your child’s shoes!
  6. Cut your child’s nails straight across to avoid ingrowing toe nails. 
  7. Inspect your child’s nails and feet for signs of inflammation, infection or itching. 
  8. AVOID PLIMSOLLS AT ALL COSTS!!! These shoes are a Podiatrists worst nightmare!
  9. Growing pains are not always growing pains, especially in young sporty children, particularly aged 10-15. 
  10. Check your child’s wear pattern on their shoes.  Normal wear pattern is on the outside border of the heel.  Excessive wear pattern or an abnormal wear pattern may be due to walking or running problems which your Podiatrist can diagnose, assess and manage. 

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Clinic locations:

Appointments are available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinics.  *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinical locations.

How to book:

Click the following link to schedule your consultation online 24/7:  BOOK ONLINE.  Alternatively, speak to our friendly booking team between 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday: 020 7164 6607

Insurance and Fee’s:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA and Simply Health. A full list of our consultation fee’s including self-pay can be found here:  Insurance and Fee’s. Our Podiatry team are health care professional council registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. We have onsite diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics. Infra-red pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics with treadmill examinations.

 

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Incidence of Foot Pain in sports

Incidence of foot pain : As a team of foot specialists we review, treat and manage foot pain from elite sports to the weekend warrior, within Wimbledon and Earlsfield.  We manage acute, early foot injuries and chronic, long term foot pain which can impact upon your ability to compete within your sports field.

Almost a third of all sports related injuries are as a result of foot and ankle pain.  A study which was published recently in 2017, by the American journal of sports medicine reported a 27 % incidence of foot pain throughout a 2 year period.  The authors observed 1076 elite athletes who competed in 37 sports.  Of the 1076 athletes they suffered a total of 3861 reported musculoskeletal injuries through the data collection period of 2 years.  1035 where related to the foot and ankle.   Common injuries included fasciopathies, ligament injuries and tendonopathies such as plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonopathy, heel pain and stress fractures.  Although this study combines 37 varying sports and doesn’t have control groups regarding age or gender, it highlights that injuries are common in any sport.  The article shows how important you should be taking niggles and minor sports injuries related to your foot and ankle.  At South West Podiatry, we see common injuries throughout any sporting level, ability, age or gender.

Here is a link to the full PDF article for you to read in more depth : http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0363546516666815

It is imperative to seek early medial intervention for sports injuries.  South West Podiatry clinic will assess your foot and ankle related sports injuries or musculoskeletal injuries and provide you with a structured management plan to keep you on your feet.  We work within a multidisciplinary team with physiotherapists, nutritionists, osteopaths, chiropractors and orthopaedic consultants to provide you with the best possible care.  If you are suffering from foot or ankle pain, we are here to support you so that you can overcome sports injuries quickly.  Don’t be one of the 27 % of sports people who suffer from foot pain!

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Clinic locations:

Appointments are available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinics.  *On-site diagnostic ultrasound is available at Earlsfield and Maidenhead clinical locations.

How to book:

Click the following link to schedule your consultation online 24/7:  BOOK ONLINE.  Alternatively, speak to our friendly booking team between 9am-5pm Monday-Saturday: 020 7164 6607

Insurance and Fee’s:

We accept most major private medical insurance companies including BUPA, Vitality, WPA, Cigna, AVIVA and Simply Health. A full list of our consultation fee’s including self-pay can be found here:  Insurance and Fee’s. Our Podiatry team are health care professional council registered, meaning they are required to maintain professional standards and continued professional development. As an organisation we have invested in the latest diagnostic technology in order to help our podiatry team, help you. We have onsite diagnostic ultrasound available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics. Infra-red pressure analysis available at Maidenhead and Earlsfield clinics with treadmill examinations.

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