Kids Foot and Ankle Pain - Whats the message for parents

First, I think the message I'd like to give them is that pain is not normal.

Pain is actually our body's way of saying that there is a problem.

I think, next, I'd say you don't have to wait for them to grow out of it.

This is a really old school way. And on most occasions, there's really active therapies practitioners can use to get your child back into activity, if they really know what they're doing.

Look, I think as foot doctors, it's our job to get kids back to happy, healthy and active, and as soon as we can.

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Founder of A Step Ahead Foot + Ankle Care in Sydney, and former president of the Australasian Podiatry Council, Dr Brenden Brown (A.K.A Dr Foot) is a wealth of knowledge on how to take care of your feet, including how to find the best shoes.

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* No medical treatment can guarantee 100% success. Registered medical and health professions in Australia are by law not allowed to guarantee success. This comes as a result of all human bodies reacting differently to treatments. Patients should thoroughly consider all treatment options available to them.