Minor toe abnormalities are common. Parents often think that a toe abnormality is the reason their child is slow or reluctant to walk. This is never the case. Some toe problems are discussed below.
OVERRIDING SECOND TOE
CURLY THIRD AND FOURTH TOES
OVERRIDING FIFTH TOES
WHAT ARE FLAT FEET?
A foot is described as flat if the arch on the inner border of the foot is not as high as normal. This may also give the appearance that the ankle bone on the inside is more prominent or that the whole foot seems tilted out the way.
Το παιδί σας έχει παραπεμφθεί σε μας με πόνο και ευαισθησία στην έσω περιοχή του ταρσού στο πόδι. Πάσχει από οστεοχονδρίτιδα του σκαφοειδούς (Kohler’s). Το πρόβλημα εμφανίζεται σε ηλικίες 3-10 ετών και είναι πιο συχνό στα αγόρια.
Your child has been referred to the clinic because of his/her heel pain. Examination and X-rays have shown no serious disease. The pain is due to a condition called "Sever's Disease". This leaflet tells you about Sever's Disease.
WHAT IS SEVER'S DISEASE?
It is not really a disease at all. It is a type of growing pain, which protects your child's growing skeleton from damage caused by over activity at a time when rapid growth of the heel bone makes the bone weaker than normal.
Benign leg pains
Leg pains seem to occur in almost all children at some stage during growth. They are often known as growing pains though growth itself is not painful. We call these Benign Leg Pains because the pains do not cause long term problems even if they can be quite distressing at the time. There are two different patterns of leg pains. The first seems to occur in a very active child in the evening after excessive running about. The second occurs in the middle of the night when the child awakes screaming in pain, which they may localize to a foot or knee or hip.