If you are unsure of your child’s condition, consult a foot specialist for a professional evaluation. A qualified podiatrist can assess your child and determine the necessary treatment plan to help him/ her develop a healthy gait and posture. Treatment modalities may include specific footwear or specialized orthotics that are customised to your child’s foot and lifestyle needs.
Parental Tip: Parents should discourage their children from sitting in habitual ‘W’ positions, as this can exacerbate rotational deformities and hip joint contractures.
If you suspect a child, yours or another’s, to have hip/ knee/ leg/ foot issues, please highlight it to your podiatrist. Children’s feet are highly mouldable; early intervention can be key to resolving postural deformities, gait abnormalities, and misalignment during growth.
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