04 Mar 2020

With winter sport season approaching many kids will be dusting off their soccer, footy or netball gear ahead of starting a new season. Exercise is fun and is important part of development but can also be cause of many painful foot and lower limb conditions. Many painful conditions associated with sports occur as a result of injury or overuse. These may include a painful heel condition often seen in active kids between the ages of 8 and 12. The condition is called calcaneal apophysitis and when diagnosed and treated correctly can be very short lived. Another common cause of pain in active kids is overuse of certain muscles and tendons due to poor foot and leg position. Muscle and tendons need to work harder when strength is reduced or hypermobility of joints exists. This can lead to growing pains, muscular pains and inflammatory conditions at the bone and tendon junction.

More serious conditions such as bone oedema and stress fractures must be ruled out when treating active kids.

Some forms of podiatric treatment may include immobilisation, strengthening exercises, foot posture as well as changing footwear.

The experienced team at Sure Step Podiatry pride themselves on giving each child a thorough physical and functional examination prior to formulating a management and treatment plan. We use only the latest evidence based treatment regimens.

If you child develops pain on a regular basis associated with physical activity, or has trouble with recovering from injury they should have a thorough assessment by one of our expert podiatrists.

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What Our Clients Say

Anna, Karin and Brigid are all lovely. They spend the time to listen and address any concerns. They will give you the most accurate factual information and also have access to new diagnostic equipment making your visit more pleasant and comfortable with out having to refer you to another service. They accommodate late afternoon appointments for those after school or work appointments and emergency appointments for those in pain or at an extreme health risk. You are able to see Anna, Karin or Brigid at 3 locations on the Mid North Coast. Coffs Harbour, Nambucca and Woolgoolga. Each location is easily accessible with free parking. Hicaps is also available saving you the headache of claiming from your healthfund. 🤗 5 stars from me.
Ashley Mosley
Ashley Mosley
10:14 02 Aug 19
Parking is easily accessible and very close to town anyway. The rooms were nice and fresh, the staff there are lovely and caring. They gave me a very thorough assessment. I would highly recommend them.
Ellen Barry
Ellen Barry
02:07 06 Jul 19
Experienced, professional and caring podiatrists.
Kristen Power
Kristen Power
10:07 20 Jun 19
Susan  Crocetti
Susan Crocetti
22:15 12 Jun 19
Easy parking at the rear, Fresh modern clinics and friendly and helpful staff.Can highly recommend Sure Step
tim james
tim james
11:03 31 May 19