Podopaediatrics is the area of podiatry focussing on the treatment of children and the various afflictions that can affect a young person’s lower limbs. The correct podopaediatric care is important in the long term, because unaddressed structural problems with the feet can worsen overtime. They can eventually causing severe issues with gait and pain. Early diagnosis of structural and functional foot problems many long term chronic mobility issues can be safely and effectively addressed, sparing a great deal of discomfort on the part of the patient.
A number of different foot ailments can affect children from a variety of different backgrounds, these can include structural issues with the foot like flat footedness, or other, more general issues like ingrown toe nails or infections.